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Apple just launched their latest line of iPhone models in mid-September (following a supposed leak of the products). iPhone XS and XS Max became the latest additions to the Apple family, but despite its many new qualities, users began noticing a major difference that will be addressed in the iOS 12 update.

When compared to the iPhone X’s front-facing camera quality, users noticed the iPhone XS and XS Max were smoothing their selfies. While an option in past updates, XS and XS Max users report it was defaulted and unable to be changed.

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Referred to as “beautygate,” many users expressed their concerns of Apple automatically editing their selfies.

Now, Apple responded by announcing the “bug” will be fixed in their iOS 12.1 update, according to Hypebeast. The update is currently in beta but will address its smart HDR camera system that has been producing filtered photos.

The HDR feature was choosing an incorrect base when processing HDR selfies instead of selecting a frame with a short shutter speed. The front camera doesn’t have optical image stabilization, so it appeared as a smoothing process.

The iOS 12.1 update will choose the sharpest image instead and is expected to be released in the next few days.

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Earlier this month, an iOS 12 bug sent texts to the wrong person aka all of our worst nightmares.

The previously unannounced feature for Apple’s latest iOS 12 was causing iMessages to be sent to the wrong contacts, according to Mashable. Bizarrely, the issue stems from Apple’s attempt to improve the messaging service across its devices.

The update is intended to merge chats with iOS device users who have multiple phone numbers and email addresses (such as for work and personal). Unfortunately, Apple is merging separate people’s phone numbers and email addresses. As a result, messages are being sent to numerous devices all belonging to different users.

Users are took to Apple’s support community to vent the issue.

“My ex-wife and our two teenage daughters share an apple ID,” one user writes. “With the new ‘benefit’ of streamlining in iOS 12, all of their messages to and from me are lumped (streamlined) together. I can only send a text to the last one of them that texted me. This is not a benefit, not safe and not conducive to being able to communicate quickly and easily.”

The feature was left off of the list of new additions, according to Forbes. Memoji (which is described as a more customizable Animoji) and a way to customize messages are among the new features. They also introduced Screen Time to monitor how much your family spends on devices. There’s also Siri Shortcuts and a new privacy feature to prevent being tracked on the web.

The messaging glitch wasn’t the only issue with the iOS 12 update according to Twitter users who are expressing issues accessing apps and how it appears on-screen.

Set It Off frontman Cody Carson also admitted to having issues with the update.

Have you noticed a difference in the selfie quality of the iPhone XS or XS Max? Sound off in the comments!