Our iPhone cameras aren’t just for selfies.
Take a look on the internet and you’ll see: If there’s one thing we can’t get enough snaps of, it’s our pets, and Apple knows that.
Along with the company’s brand new colors for its iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, amateur and professional photographers alike are going to be very tempted to trade in their old phones simply for their portrait mode for pets and objects.
If you haven’t started that dedicated Instagram for your precious fur baby, now’s the time to do it.
Of course, the new portrait mode is simply optimized to create better photographs of people as well as pets and objects. So, no, you won’t find a separate mode that is only for your pet. Some people on Twitter have balked at Apple’s suggestion that they can’t take quality portraits of their pets on their iPhones.
Don't need it. Obvy. pic.twitter.com/KWlXyKahhB— OatsnChippydip1111 (@OatsnFoj13) September 10, 2019
Who needs a new iPhone when the SE captures pets perfectly..?— AWA (@SmallHiddenDoor) September 10, 2019
Jasper posing for (cat) Vogue if it existed 🤣 pic.twitter.com/XYitp6Tktx
Taken on an iPhone 6 Plus *drops mic 🎤* - don’t upgrade and waste your money! pic.twitter.com/Mewg5TDwas— B 🦋 (@b_vaaaa) September 10, 2019
I literally already use regular portrait mode for dogs.... pic.twitter.com/jP9P2GkIX7— hayyyyleigh (@HayleighElizab9) September 10, 2019
To be clear, according to Business Insider, the iPhone 11 is an update of the iPhone XR, which had a single-lens camera and did not capture the bokeh-style portraits with pets or objects as well as it did with humans. This upgrade to a dual lens camera will allow users to “better detect” subjects in order to achieve the effect. The iPhone X and XS already have dual lens cameras that can do this function.
Hello for everyone seeing this tweet and saying portrait mode for pets is on their iPhone. YES it is if you have a dual-camera iPhone. NO if you had the iPhone XR (which the iPhone 11 succeeds) #AppleEvent— Lexy Savvides (@lexysavvides) September 10, 2019
iPhone cameras across the board are getting some major upgrades. The phone’s front-facing cameras are being upgraded from seven megapixels to 12 megapixels, both phones will have ultra-wide capabilities and smarter low-light modes, and the Pro and Pro Max models feature three camera lenses (telephoto, wide, and ultra wide), 4x optical zoom range and video recording, and better resolution.
We better prepare ourselves for epic dog and cat photos. People are already contemplating getting that upgrade.
iPhone 11 camera features:— Lexy Savvides (@lexysavvides) September 10, 2019
📸 Night mode (uses adaptive bracketing)
📸 12MP 26mm f/1.8 OIS (regular)
📸 12MP 13mm f/2.4 (ultra-wide)
📸 Portrait mode now works on non-human subjects like pets#AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/sP5bbLaE6e
V IMPORTANT: PET PORTRAIT MODE NOW OFFICIALLY A THING— nic nguyen (@itsnicolenguyen) September 10, 2019
LOL - Portrait mode now works on pets…some people will buy it just for this #AppleEvent— Brian Katz (@bmkatz) September 10, 2019
didn’t think I needed to get the new iPhone but then I heard it had pet portrait mode and realized YOU all need me to get the new iPhone pic.twitter.com/qtRd0O6v1G— Lindsey Ellefson (@ellefs0n) September 10, 2019
The new iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max will be available for pre-order on Friday, Sept. 13, and for purchase on Sept. 20. More information is available on the Apple website.