Archive of TideArt content.
Tue, Nov 8 2011 6:26:33 UTC
Secret panorama mode found in iOS 5
Back to index
An interesting bit of news came out this evening from the iPhone jailbreak community. Apparently, iOS 5 has a fully working panorama mode included. It's just turned off by default. Conrad Kramer found
it while hacking at the phone, and Grant Paul posted
proof on Twitter. When jailbreaking the phone, this mode can be turned on, and the iPhone happily allows you to take a series of pictures and stitch them together into a panorama. The whole interface is clearly unfinished, but the feature does work.
This isn't the first camera to feature a panorama mode, with many popular consumer grade devices having such a function. Also, Photoshop and other software allows anyone to take photos and then create the panorama in post production. Still, having this function right on the phone is useful when on the road, and it's likely that Apple will put the finishing touches and introduce the feature in a future release of iOS. Until then, if you're feeling adventurous, there's always the unofficial fix
in the jailbreaking world.