Apple Releases iOS 10.1 With Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus

iOS 10 Release Notes

iOS 10 officially launched to the public on September 13. Now, more than a month later, the first major software update has arrived for the mobile platform.

Apple has officially released iOS 10.1 to the public. The software has been seeded in beta releases since the end of September, and brings a few new additions to the software. The new software is, as usual, available as a free update for those running iOS 9, as well as those who have already upgraded to iOS 10.

It’s available as an over-the-air (OTA) update, and should be rolling out now, so keep an eye out.

As far as what’s new, the main focus this time around is the inclusion of “Portrait Mode” 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. Portrait Mode isn’t for every situation. Apple even stressed this on stage while demoing the feature. However, with the right lighting and other factors, the new Portrait Mode will certainly be a welcomed addition for the iPhone 7 Plus owners out there in the real world.

The new iOS 10.1 release also includes fixes for CallKit, a few tweaks in other first-party apps, and general behind-the-scenes improvements to make the overall experience better.

Compatible Devices

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • iPod touch 6th generation