This means that the latest generation of
iPhone SE is the first iPhone that can generate a portrait effect using nothing but a single, 2D image, claims the app.
Readers must note that even though the iPhone XR also offers a single rear camera, it does obtain depth information through hardware. “ It tapped into the sensor’s focus pixels, which you can think of as tiny pairs of ‘eyes’ designed to help with focus. The XR uses the very slight differences seen out of each eye to generate a very rough depth map,” says the blog post.
However, unlike the
iPhone XR, the iPhone SE doesn’t use focus pixels as it offers an older sensor — same as iPhone 8 as claimed by iFixit — that apparently doesn’t have enough coverage. Therefore, the depth effect generated by the budget iPhone is said to be based completely on machine learning. Therefore, the iPhone SE is capable of capturing photos in Portrait Mode from both the back and front camera, claims Apple Insider, thanks to the powerful A13 Bionic chipset with a third-generation Neural Engine, which powers the much more expensive iPhone 11 lineup.
Meanwhile, the iPhone SE scored a 6 out of 10 repairability score on iFixit ranking, in the overall teardown. Display and battery are said to be the same as the
iPhone 8 are easily fixable which is a good thing as these are two more commonly replaced components of smartphones. However, the glass back is said to be fragile and impractical to replace.
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