Discovered by iOS developer Guilherme Rambo within a section a code in the HomePod build of iOS 11, a new feature called “SmartCam” coming later this year is believed to automatically tune camera settings based on the scene it detects, BGR is reporting. The feature, which may be exclusive to either iOS 11 or the ‘iPhone 8’, could turn out to be a killer feature in the upcoming iPhones.
While it remains unclear what the exact purpose of “SmartCam” feature would be, the developer assumes based on the code that the camera settings will automatically adjust to the scene that the viewer is trying to capture, depending on a wide range of variables, including whether or not the scene includes fireworks, snow, a sporting event or foliage.
When asked by another user whether or not the iPhone camera was already adjusting to different scenes on the fly, Rambo said that “it does some of it in burst mode, but this “SmartCam” feature is only present in the HomePod firmware (iOS 11.0.2).” This is a new feature in iOS 11 — the question is whether or not it will be a major talking point for Apple or just something in the background.
Will the feature be an ‘iPhone 8’ exclusive or will it support all iOS 11 devices? What’s your guess?