Apple releases iOS 10.1 beta 1 to developers

It was only the last week that Apple released the final version of iOS 10 to the general public, the fruit company now has released the first beta of iOS 10.1 to the registered iOS developers. If you are a registered iOS developer, you can grab the new beta software update through over-the-air mechanism.

ios 10.1 beta 1

Other than under-the-hood tweaks and behind-the-scene changes, portrait camera mode is perhaps the most significant change in the iOS 10.1 beta 1. Portrait mode is a software feature meant for Apple iPhone 7 Plus that the company showed off during its iPhone 7 launch that creates a ‘bokeh’ effect.

Portrait Mode: Apple has brought the highly-anticipated Portrait Mode to the stock Camera app for iPhone 7 Plus owners. With Portrait Mode, users will be able to get a shallow depth-of-field shot, similar to what’s available on a DSLR. It will put the main image in focus, while the background will have a slight blur.

Here is an example of what a picture that was taken in Portrait mode looks like:

portrait bokeh 7 plus

New features will surface with the release of future beta versions of iOS 10.1, but as of right now, the iOS 10.1 release notes says the update fixes motion handling and barometric pressure data will be accessible to developers on iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and the iPad Pro.

You can download iOS 10.1 beta 1 through Apple’s dedicated Apple developer site. For that, you must a registered Apple developer. The first beta of iOS 10.1 will likely be available soon.

The new software can be installed through the dedicated Apple developer site. A public beta will more likely follow soon. If there is anything new discovered in the beta release, we’ll update this post accordingly.

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