Apple is set to fix the bug that made your selfies just a little bit too good, it has confirmed.
The update will roll out with the new iOS, and Apple has even explained just what caused the issue.
Users reported that the camera 'smoothed' their face, and some people aren't happy.
Apple have admitted that they are working on a fix
via: TwitterWhen the iPhone XS dropped, it came with a bizarre bug which made selfies look too good.
For some reason, people don't like this[youtube https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q3GGdtn9poo?rel=0&showinfo=0& expand=1] Personally, I reckon it's a good thing to have a selfie make you look good, but people have been complaining.
They even called it #beautygate
It's also a problem on the iPhone XS Max
Thankfully, Apple have admitted the problem, and are working on a fix
And it turns out, he was bang on
This would be fine if the camera had image stabilisation, but it doesn't
via: TwitterThis is why we're stumped with a blurrier shot, which results in a smoother-looking selfie.
Of course, this would seem like a good thing
via: TwitterBut fundamentally it is occurring because of a fault, and people want the fault to be addressed.
Despite this, plenty of people find the idea pretty appealing
via: TwitterIf you're not in the tech sphere, it's quite bizarre to hear about people complaining of looking too good.
But to the tech-savvy, it's a big deal.
via: TwitterSpeaking to the Daily Mail, Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy, said: "At first I was like, let me get to the bottom of this. This is probably some kind of processing thing that I can turn off "I can just dive into the menus, like on other phones that have beauty modes. Like on Samsung, or Huawei, and so on. Maybe I can just toggle that down to zero. "But of course there's no mention of beauty mode because Apple never admitted to doing any kind of beauty mode."
This is important
via: TwitterBecause it tells us that Apple didn't deliberately include any kind of beauty mode in the iPhone XS and XS Max cameras, and that it's the visual noise reduction features which are the problem.
Saying that, it still shouldn't really be an issue
via: TwitterAnd turning off the Smart HDR camera doesn't help either, as this mode help capture shadow and light.
Thankfully, it'll all be over soon
via: TwitterAnd we can go back to our dog Snapchat filters without a worry in the world.
At least, that's what you thought...
via: TwitterBecause of course there are more problems with the iPhone, and this is actually something rather more serious than a bad selfie.
And it won't be something you can easily fix with a software update
via: TwitterBecause it relates to the size of the iPhones, which has been labelled by some to be exclusionary to women.
Damn sight more serious than a rubbish selfie
via: TwitterAll of this is according to feminist campaigners anyway, who say that the XS models are not designed with women in mind.
Makes this seem more than a bit trivial
via: TwitterFemale critics are claiming the XS models are more difficult for women because their average hand is an inch narrower than the average man's.
So seriously internet, stop moaning about boring old selfie problems
via: TwitterFeminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez, said the problems originated with the iPhone 6.
She said she had RSI
via: TwitterAnd she claimed it started with the iPhone 6, and disappeared when she bought the SE.
She said it might sound silly, but it's a serious problem.
via: PexelsShe told The Telegraph: "It genuinely does affect women's hand health - women do buy more iPhones than men - it just baffles me that Apple doesn't design with our bodies in mind. "We should be furious about this, we are paying just as much money for it as men for a product that doesn't work as well for us."
This was backed by politicians in the UK
via: AmazonJess Phillips, a member of UK parliament, said companies do tend to design products with men in mind. She said: "In so much design and technology development the default standard is always that which suits a man. "Companies have got to get better at recognising that their idea of normal should account for all their customers."
But where does this come from?
via: PexelsSome people have claimed it's the lack of female leadership in Apple management which is the problem.
So what next?
via: PexelsIt seems the obvious thing to do is to hire more senior women in Apple and address business imbalances.
But is there a gender pay gap?
via: PexelsActually, in some regional headquarters, the pay gap is as large as 24 per cent. And male bonuses have been known to be about 50 per cent higher than female.
But it's not looking like this will happen any time soon
via: PixabayWhile Apple are quick to roll out updates on selfie issues, longstanding imbalances in the structure of the company seems less of a priority.
When Apple announced the XS Max, they kind of put their foot in it
via: PixabayMArketing chief Phil Schiller said they wanted to reach as many customers as they could with the new phones, and feminists reacted appropriately.
But let's be clear about something
via: PixabayApple aren't evil, and they're not deliberately setting out to design iPhones which injure women, they're just not recognising women as consumers.
And they do react to stuff like this
via: PixabayApple did create a bespoke iPhone for the Chinese market, but because they can't see immediate demand, there's no incentive for them to do this.
But there's money here
via: PixabayThink about how much money could be made from a top-of-the-range phone which could be designed to be used by women as comfortably as men.
But in the meantime
via: PixabayWe'll just have to make do with our improved selfies.