Panoramic mode found hidden in iOS 5

Posted on Nov 9 2011 - 3:33am by Julius

A rumored panorama feature in Apple devices that run iOS 5 turned out to be true, according to findings by developers. The secret feature, which was uncovered by developer Conrad Kramer, enables users to capture panoramic photos by taking pictures and sweeping the camera from left to right.

A tweet posted by @conradev says, “So, I found out how to enable Panorama is the iOS Camera app. Set the key ‘EnableFirebreak’ to YES in com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist”

Hidden features like this are common on Apple’s Mac OS X, but they are easier to crack on a Mac because iOS is more tightly controlled than the OS X. Also, users will have an easier time turning on this feature if they have a jailbroken iPhone.

To turn this feature on, users need to have a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 5. Download the “Firebreak” software, which can be found in Cydia, and once the software is donwloaded, open the camera app. Tap the screen and the settings screen will pop up, where the panorama button appears. After clicking it, users will have the ability to capture panoramic photos.

Users who do not want to jailbreak their iPhones can go to the Apple App Store to choose from a number of apps that can capture panoramic photos.

The iOS 5 mobile operating system adds a number of new features to the camera of the iPhone such as a camera button from the home screen, capturing photos using the volume rocker on the side of the phone and a simple built-in editor.

 

via: Apple Insider

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