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Latest iPhone Offers One Big Advantage for Pet Owners

It achieves something that the iPhone XR, released in 2018, could not.




The iPhone 11 can take portrait mode photos of pets.

Apple’s new iPhone 11 offers an important advantage for pet owners, Business Insider reports.

It has the ability to take pet photos in portrait mode. That’s “that blurry background effect,” the website explains.

When this fact was announced at the $700 phone’s launch event, the audience applauded.

Portrait mode for pets is a feat that the iPhone XR, released in 2018, could not achieve — the mode was strictly for people. That’s because the phone had a single camera lens. The iPhone 11 has a dual-lens-camera system.

The iPhone X and iPhone XS also had dual-lens-camera systems, allowing them to take portrait mode photos of pets and objects.

In a press release, Apple explains:


With iPhone 11, the all-new Ultra Wide camera fundamentally changes the photography experience by capturing four times more scene, and is great for taking landscape or architecture photos, tight shots and more. A new Wide sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels enables Night mode, delivering huge improvements to photos captured in indoor and outdoor low-light environments, resulting in brighter images with natural colors and reduced noise. Both cameras work together to enable Portrait mode photos for people, pets, objects and more.

Read more at Business Insider

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