iPhone X Takes Snapchat Face Filters to 11

iPhone X Takes Snapchat Face Filters to 11 is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The new iPhone X features a massive selfie camera upgrade that is partly there for Face ID, but the same tech that helps you secure your iPhone will take your Snapchat selfies up to 11.

Apple now uses a front facing camera that can map you face using 30,000 points of IR light. That’s a massive upgrade in the face mapping tech that Snapchat Lenses currently uses and it means you will get way better looking Snapchat Lenses on the iPhone X this fall.

In the photo below you can see Craig Federighi demonstrate this new feature on stage using the iPhone X, which Apple pronounces as the iPhone 10. He is using a special version of Snapchat that isn’t out just yet.

Craig Federighi demonstrates the upgraded Snapchat Lenses on the iPhone X.
Craig Federighi demonstrates the upgraded Snapchat Lenses on the iPhone X.

This is just one of the Snapchat Lenses that are available in the app and Federighi wasn’t done showing off this upgraded feature. While talking about how well the iPhone X is able to track his face and show off metallic accents he switched over to a second mask with his face covered in golden roses.

While you may see the Snapchat Lenses get confused and move to a side or glitch on a normal iPhone, the sensors that enable Face ID also make this tracking way better on the iPhone X. You can see in the image above where his eyes are visible and even though he’s at an angle the mask is accurately tracking him very well.

The iPhone X tracks your face better than the iPhone 8 and older iPhones.
The iPhone X tracks your face better than the iPhone 8 and older iPhones.

Compare this to the Snapchat Lenses below shot using the iPhone 7 Plus. You can see that there are some areas around the edge of the face in the ET filter and when I’m not looking directly at the camera the other Snapchat Lense does not pick up the face correctly.

The iPhone 7 can't match the iPhone X when it comes to Snapchat skills.
The iPhone 7 can’t match the iPhone X when it comes to Snapchat skills.

Users will not get massive upgrades to Snapchat lenses with iOS 11, or even with the iPhone 8. This is only a feature that you will find on the iPhone X that starts at $999. The iPhone X includes a special set of sensors that are able to map your face out in incredible detail. These sensors enable secure unlocking of your iPhone, Apple Pay and also make the animated emoji, Animoji, possible on the iPhone X.

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iMessages continue to be one of the biggest iPhone and iPad features that Apple offers. In fact, it's a major reason we don't switch from the iPhone to Android. Apple ramps up the options in the iOS 11 update with tweaks and new features for iMessages. 

There is a new iMessage App Drawer so that it is easier to find the apps you want while you are in an iMessage conversation. This means you can use the iMessage apps to send stickers and other short bits of information to people faster on iOS 11. 

Apple also now offers Messages in iCloud. This allows you to keep all of your iMessage and Text conversations in sync across your devices using iCloud. This also means that if you delete a conversation it is deleted across all devices. This will also help keep large message thread storage in check without the need to delete threads all the time. 

 

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iPhone X Takes Snapchat Face Filters to 11 is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.