There’s also Smart HDR, which captures three images at different exposures and combines them. And Apple’s new Depth Control feature allows users to dynamically adjust the depth of field—both in real-time in the preview and then even after the photo is taken, allowing you to manipulate the bokeh just so. You can also adjust the depth of field on the front-facing camera, for taking the ultimate selfie.

How good is the iPhone at creating beautiful photography via software? So good that many of those features—like Portrait mode and Depth Control—are coming to its cheaper XR model, despite the fact that the XR only has a single wide-angle camera—just like the original iPhone. Which means that Apple has been able to mimic some of the qualities of a dual-lens system and bring them to a single-lens camera for the first time, purely by using software. Which is quite something.

And we haven’t even talked about the camera in motion.

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