PEOPLE WHO ENJOY taking photos of their friends really close up and that own an iPhone 7 Plus will be overjoyed to discover that Apple has started rolling out iOS 10.1.
Why? Because the new update brings a new Portrait Camera mode that Apple claims "creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background”.
Basically, this means you can really nice portrait photos of people. Lovely stuff.
The other notable new update will only really benefit those in Japan, with detailed transport information for the country added to Apple's Maps service. Hmm, you're hardly selling this update to us Apple.
The rest of the updates with iOS 10.1 are more refinements or fixes, rather than notable new features.
For example, there is an option to reply bubble and full screen effects in Messages, while Apple has fixed issues that could cause Message to just open to a white screen.
There are also improvements to the Mail app to stop issues such as messages being formatted with very small text or issues where HTML email content would not load.
Early risers will also be pleased that issues that stopped alarms going off sometimes should now be fixed. God, is this what smartphone innovation has become?
As if that wasn't boring enough there are also a bunch of security fixes included in the update, including one that affected its FaceTime service.
“An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to cause a relayed call to continue transmitting audio while appearing as if the call terminated,” Apple explained.
This issue was uncovered by Martin Vigo, of Salesforce, who noted the fix on Twitter.
Sorry, even that's boring isn't it?
Oh well. The update is 202MB in size for anyone running iOS 10.0.2. µ
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