iOS 16 Photo Cutout Supported Devices

iOS 16 is now here and it delivers a slew of new features that users are sure to love. Aside from the obvious lock screen makeover and personalization choices, there are plenty of additional improvements that are less obvious but still fantastic. One of those hidden capabilities or shall we call the Easter egg is the ability to extract an object from a shot or extract a subject from the background of an image. The feature is known as iOS 16 Photo Crop.

Apple has significantly improved its image recognition technology. Users thought this cropped feature would only work with images containing people and no other object. But since Apple improved its image recognition technology, you can now separate all objects such as people, animals, insects, birds, statues and even a few things or objects in the middle.

The Photo Cutout feature is only available for supported file types, which typically include photos, live photos, and movies. Photo Cutout only supports Live Photos taken with your iPhone, and the same goes for photo and video file formats. If the image file is not supported by iOS, you cannot use this feature on that photo.

iOS 16 Photo Cutout Supported Devices

Unfortunately, not all iOS devices will support this cut-out feature. Only those devices with A12 Bionic chip or higher can access this feature. Below is a list of all devices that will support the cropping function.

  • iPhone SE2nd Generation
  • iPhone SE 3rdGeneration
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone4 Pro Max
  • iPad Mini 5″e Generation and newer
  • iPad Air 3rd Generation and newer
  • iPad 8e Generation and newer
  • Apple TV 4K 2nd Generation

If you’re wondering whether third-party apps can support this feature or not, let me clear up this issue by saying that for now, Apple has not made any API or SDK for Visual Look Up available to third-party developers. This is also the reason why many iPhone users think that many third-party apps may not support this feature.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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