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Panorama mode discovered in iOS 5 code, tweak that enables it submitted to Cydia

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Panorama mode discovered in iOS 5 code, tweak that enables it submitted to Cydia
Have you ever given Photosynth for iOS a try? In a nutshell, the app can automatically stitch single shots together and create impressive panoramic shot with minimum effort required on the user's side.

Well, a number of similar third party apps exist in the App Store, yet it now turns out that the ability to take panorama photos has been a part of the iOS 5 code all along. The discovery was made by iOS developer Conrad Kramer, who was kind enough to share a couple of screenshots of the feature's interface.

However, while the code is present within the system, you either need to be a developer in order to enable panorama mode yourself, or you need to have a jailbroken device. If you happen to fall into the latter category, a tweak called Firebreak has been submitted to Cydia and may already be available for download as you read these lines.

Unfortunately, we cannot really tell anything about the quality of the panoramic shots taken with the native code, but since the feature has yet to be made available to end users, it might not work as flawlessly as you would expect. Still, if you ever get a chance to try out the functionality first hand, do not hesitate to share your thoughts with us by dropping a comment below.

source: Conrad Kramer (Twitter) via TUAW

Panorama mode has been discovered in the iOS 5 code

Panorama mode has been discovered in the iOS 5 code


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posted on 08 Nov 2011, 08:05 1

1. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Cant wait. Its just gets better and better.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 09:05 1

2. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Interesting to see its been in the code all along.. They just don't open it up for you.. Maybe they will enable it for your iPhone 5 and say its brand new :)

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 14:36 2

3. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i have a funny feeling that it was going to come as part of a "major update" down the pipe.

Kind of like when game developers try to charge you for DLC and then you realize it just unlocks it from the DVD and not downloads it.. you have had it all along.. what rip off!

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