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iPhone XR uses algorithms to simulate depth effects that can be found on the iPhone XS XS Max

The camera app of the iPhone XR offers the same kind of bokeh effects (depth-of-field) as the iPhone XS, but calculates the depth "almost completely" via an algorithm when shooting with the reversing camera, according to a newly published interview.

The XS and XS Max use their TrueDepth sensors on the front and dual-lens cameras on the back to measure depth, said Graham Townsend, senior director of Camera Hardware from Apple against journalist Lance Ulanoff. Although the XR has TrueDepth at the front, it has only one lens at the back.

In the past, the iPhones with one lens from Apple could not tap the portrait mode of iOS, which simulates the bokeh of a DSLR lens by detecting a subject and artificially blurring the background. That system has been improved on Apple's new iPhones, so that people can not only scale the amount of bokeh, but also resemble the way it works on a real camera lens.

"We have converted the model of a lens into mathematics and applied it to that image." No one else is doing what this does, "said Apple VP Software Camera, Photo & # 39; s Security and Sebastian Marineau-Mes." Others just do & # 39; blur background & # 39 ;.

The recording of portrait shots on the XR is one of the factors that keep the phone popular despite the technical superiority of the XS line. Most important is the cost, since the XR starts at $ 749 against the $ 999 for the XS and $ 1099 for the XS Max. Although the XR uses LCD instead of OLED and 3D Touch, it still has an edge-to-edge screen, Face ID and an A12 processor.

Some analysts predict that the XR will sell its brothers and sisters immensely. This can be supported by rumors, which have claimed that the device accounts for 50 percent or more of Apple's production orders.

© Appleinsider

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