This year I went to Floriade under very impromptu circumstances. While having lunch in Manuka, friends asked if I’d like to join them at Floriade for the afternoon. I only had my then week old iPhone X[S] with me, and thought it would be a great opportunity to try it out. I wasn’t disappointed. The new Smart HDR feature excelled, and can be seen in some of the photos below, while the new portrait capability allowed the dark effect you can see at the bottom. None of these photos were taken in RAW, and very minimal editing has been done. As is often stated, the best camera is the one you have with you. I have no issues at all if the only one I have is the iPhone X[S].
Beautiful bokeh from the new Portrait Mode
Backlit? No problem with Smart HDR
Studio spotlight with Portrait Effects.