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IOS 15.1 introduces ProRes support and macro disable feature

Apple this week released another beta version of iOS 15.1, which is aimed at developers. The most notable changes in it concern the cameras of the iPhone 13 Pro. The developers have added support for the ProRes codec, as well as a switch that allows you to turn off the automatic macro mode. The appearance of these features may indicate the imminent launch of the stable version of iOS 15.1.

Image: Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Image: Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Currently, the iPhone 13 Pro automatically switches from the main camera to the ultra wide-angle camera when it detects that the smartphone is close to the subject. As a result, the macro mode is activated even in cases when the user does not need it. Already at the start of sales of the iPhone 13 Pro, not all reviewers liked this feature, and Apple promised to add an option that would allow you to turn off the macro mode manually. It looks like this feature will become available to iPhone 13 Pro owners with the release of iOS 15.1.

Another innovation is support for the ProRes codec. IOS 15.1 reportedly uses ProRes 422 HQ to capture video. As with macro photography, ProRes video recording is only available on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max smartphones. At the same time, devices with a 128 GB drive use the codec to record 1080p video instead of 4K.

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