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iOS 12.1 will fix iPhone XS, XS Max ‘Beautygate’ issue with better selfies

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : October 24, 2018 4:17 pm

Apple has now acknowledged the issue and has revealed that the problem arises as part of the Smart HDR function which gets smoother-looking pictures taken by the front-facing camera. The software clicks pictures with longer exposure, thus resulting in blurry facial points due to a lack of optical image stabilisation.
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A significant number of users of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have been displeased about the abundance of issues regarding the latest Apple smartphones. It all started when early adopters of the iPhone XS duo started reporting poor WiFi and LTE connectivity on their phones. Since then, Apple’s new flagships have been in the midst of controversies as it appears that the iPhone XS duo is facing more issues than what’s being fixed. 

 

Among the dozen problems that Apple faces, the biggest of them is about the iPhone XS and XS Max not being able to capture enough detail of a user’s face when clicking selfies. Previously, Apple said that it doesn’t apply any type of beautification on the front camera but it has been obvious that the selfies taken by the snapper are smoothening the skin. The issue arises mostly when the lighting for a shot is not exactly ideal.

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Apple has now acknowledged the issue and has revealed that the problem arises as part of the Smart HDR function which gets smoother-looking pictures taken by the front-facing camera. The software used inside the camera clicks pictures with longer exposure, less detail and thus result in slightly blurry facial points due to a lack of optical image stabilisation. 

 

Apple will soon fix the issue with a software enhancement in the iOS 12.1 update which will force the camera to choose an image with more details as the default choice. iOS 12.1 is in public beta now and is expected to be rolled out by the end of this year. 

 

In a previous report, we mentioned that the iPhone XS and XS Max still had a bunch of unresolved issues spread across calling, iMessage, battery life, Bluetooth, WiFi and LTE connectivity. While Apple fixed the weird charging issue on the device, there still remain several other problems which have not been acknowledged yet.

 

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