Two new iPhone 13 Professional digital camera options that Apple promised can be coming in future software program updates have proven up within the newest developer beta of iOS 15.1. Now customers can report video with Apple’s ProRes codec, and there’s a change to show off the automated macro mode switching (via 9to5Mac). With this release of the third beta, customers have gained entry to the toggles, which might point out that the options are coming quickly.

Within the present variations of iOS, the iPhone 13 Professional will robotically change from the primary digital camera to the ultrawide digital camera when it detects that you simply’re shut as much as a topic, enabling the close-focus macro mode. Some reviewers discovered the change (which occurs with out a lot of a UI indication) jarring, and Apple said it would add a setting to turn it off. Now that it’s proven up within the beta, although, some Reddit users have reported difficulty getting the identical outcomes with the Auto Macro setting turned off, even after manually switching to the ultrawide lens. After all, with this being a developer beta, it’s doable the setting has some bugs or that it might work a bit in another way by the ultimate launch.

(For those who’re in search of macro mode and have a non-Professional iPhone 13, and even an older mannequin, Halide has simply launched an replace that features a macro mode for the iPhone 8 and up.)

9To5Mac has a look at what utilizing ProRes to shoot video is like within the new beta and divulges that Apple’s utilizing the 422 HQ flavor of ProRes. Just like the macro function, capturing within the colour grading-friendly ProRes format is proscribed to iPhone 13 Professional fashions, with the 128GB telephones solely recording the codec in 1080P as an alternative of 4K.

Whereas these options could present up within the official 15.1 launch, that’s not a positive factor — SharePlay was in early variations of the iOS 15 beta earlier than being eliminated (although it confirmed again up once more with the primary iOS 15.1 beta). The 15.1 beta additionally consists of help for including a COVID vaccination card to Apple Pockets, so if every thing finally ends up making it in, this could possibly be a fairly large launch.

With its latest spate of updates and betas, Apple has been checking off an inventory of options that had been introduced however not but launched. On Tuesday, Apple launched firmware enabling higher Discover My help for AirPods Professional and Max. Whereas macOS Monterey and the impressive-looking Common Management function that comes with it are nonetheless lacking, we’ve already gotten the promised Safari redesign on older variations of the OS (sadly, maybe).


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