Amazing New iPhone Feature Lets You Change The Depth Of Field In Pictures

Photography fans, listen up. Snapping pictures on your smartphone is about to get a whole lot better.

You'll soon be able to change the depth of field on the photos taken on your phone - AFTER you've taken the photograph. Check it out.

This ground-breaking revelation was announced at the Apple iPhone launch event this week, which focussed on putting a lot of emphasis on the soon-to-be-released iPhone XS's camera features.

If you've got an iPhone X, you'll be used to playing around with the depth of field (that's how blurry the background is) by using 'Portrait Mode' in the camera app. But now users will be able to tweak photos to their desired blurred effect after the initial shooting. Sweet.

Credit: Twitter/@mrbrown
Credit: Twitter/@mrbrown

This type of photo editing is usually a job for Photoshop, or a purchased app compatible with iPhone, but now you can forget about that.

Now all you'll have to do is take a picture in Portrait Mode, open it up in the Photos app and simply adjust a little slider to change your desired blurriness.

The slider ranges from f/1.4 (really blurry) to f/1.6 (not blurry at all).

The new smartphones will have dual 12-megapixel cameras (both wide angle and telephoto) at the back and a 7-megapixel TrueDepth front camera for all those selfies.

You could argue that this massive advance in Apple's smart phone camera technology comes after the emergence of better cameras featured on the likes of the Google Pixel and the Samsung Galaxy, which have been outdoing iPhone's image quality for a while now.

We reckon Apple is trying to regain its crown for being, in the words of marketing executive Phillip Schiller, "the world's most popular camera".

That's not all, though. Fancy camera effects aside, the new iPhones will have a new level of water resistance and have an even bigger battery life. Does that mean we can stop carrying around chargers in our bags now?

Credit: Apple
Credit: Apple

At the iPhone launch, Schiller said: "iPhone Xs is not one, but two new iPhone models, and iPhone XS Max offers the biggest display ever in an iPhone and with the biggest battery in an iPhone, delivering up to an hour-and-a-half more battery life in your day."

It will also come with iOS 12, the world's most advanced mobile operating system.

So what d'ya reckon? Consider yourself a photography kind of lad but don't like carrying bulky cameras? Then you might want to get your hands on one of these bad boys.

The new iPhone XS will cost you a whopping £761 ($999), while the larger iPhone XS Max will set you back about £837 ($1099).

They're available for pre-order now and will be in stores from Friday 21st September. Happy snapping.

Featured Image Credit: Gabe Slate

Megan Walsh

Megan is a freelance journalist and sub-editor with a BAHons degree in Journalism and Communications. Since graduating from London Metropolitan University, she has worked as a sub-editor and writer for Candis Magazine and later contributed to publications such as The Skinny, Creative Tourist and Huffington Post, among others.

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