The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro released in the fall of 2019 have two exclusive functions for their camera: out-of-frame capture and Deep Fusion. The first allows you to “catch up” on a poorly framed photo by including an element outside the frame when you take it, and the second improves the quality of the images, especially in dark environments. Unfortunately, Apple had to make a choice between these two mutually exclusive functions:
As I wrote then, it was not like Apple to force its users to choose between two complementary functions. The manufacturer was also in agreement, and iOS 14 withdraws the choice by deciding: since the two functions cannot act at the same time, the first beta only kept Deep Fusion. The out-of-frame capture feature has simply been removed, at least from the first beta.
We missed out on our article on new camera features, and I hadn’t noticed that before since I already favored Deep Fusion on my iPhone 11 Pro. It is a reader who reported the disappearance and checks made, I can confirm that all the options related to the function “Capture out of the frame” have completely disappeared from the settings in iOS 14.
Is this a temporary oversight from the first beta? It’s still possible, but capturing out of the frame never worked very well, and since activating it completely blocked Deep Fusion, Apple may have considered better image quality to be better than an imperfect kickstand. We’ll know if it’s just a beta oversight or Apple’s choice if the feature returns in a summer update or if iOS 14 comes out without it.
Another possibility, material this time: Apple may have found a way to have both functions at the same time, which was not possible with the sensors of the iPhone 11. If this is the case, the function could return this year, but exclusively for the new smartphones that the firm should present this fall.