iOS 12.1 Fixes Controversial “Beauty Gate” Issue on iPhone XS


Apple’s upcoming software, iOS 12.1, will include a fix to a controversial problem noticed on the iPhone XS and XS Max. That issue is #BeautyGate, an issue that caused the front-facing camera to apply a smoothing effect to skin when taking selfies.

A video comparison of selfies taken on iOS 12.0.1 and iOS 12.1 can be viewed below.

This issue affected the iPhone XS and iPhone XR on iOS 12.0.1 and below. We are currently on iOS 12.1 beta 5 but the final version is expected to be released to the public next week.


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