By Andrea Romano
September 12, 2019
Courtesy of Apple

Our iPhone cameras aren’t just for selfies.

Take a look on the internet and you’ll see: If there’s one thing we can’t get enough snaps of, it’s our pets, and Apple knows that.

Along with the company’s brand new colors for its iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, amateur and professional photographers alike are going to be very tempted to trade in their old phones simply for their portrait mode for pets and objects.

If you haven’t started that dedicated Instagram for your precious fur baby, now’s the time to do it.

Of course, the new portrait mode is simply optimized to create better photographs of people as well as pets and objects. So, no, you won’t find a separate mode that is only for your pet. Some people on Twitter have balked at Apple’s suggestion that they can’t take quality portraits of their pets on their iPhones.

To be clear, according to Business Insider, the iPhone 11 is an update of the iPhone XR, which had a single-lens camera and did not capture the bokeh-style portraits with pets or objects as well as it did with humans. This upgrade to a dual lens camera will allow users to “better detect” subjects in order to achieve the effect. The iPhone X and XS already have dual lens cameras that can do this function.

iPhone cameras across the board are getting some major upgrades. The phone’s front-facing cameras are being upgraded from seven megapixels to 12 megapixels, both phones will have ultra-wide capabilities and smarter low-light modes, and the Pro and Pro Max models feature three camera lenses (telephoto, wide, and ultra wide), 4x optical zoom range and video recording, and better resolution.

We better prepare ourselves for epic dog and cat photos. People are already contemplating getting that upgrade.

The new iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max will be available for pre-order on Friday, Sept. 13, and for purchase on Sept. 20. More information is available on the Apple website.

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