When Google announced Android 4, one of the really cool features is the ability to take panoramic photos with your phone’s camera. Ooh, bold move, Google. iOS can’t do that. Only it can, only it’s not accessible yet. As it turns out, there was already a panoramic photo mode in iOS 5, but for right now, you can only get to it if your phone is assigned as a development unit or if your phone is rooted.
The screenshot above shows that the function, even hidden, is pretty easy to use. The users are directed to capture a panorama photo by moving the phone’s camera from left to right. Tapping the shutter button starts the process, and once it’s finished, iOS will automatically do the stitching and produce a two-dimensional photo covering the whole region captured.
Specifically, the Panorama feature is enable by setting a key called EnableFirebreak, in com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist, to YES, according to Kramer.
Apple hasn’t yet issued a public response to the find, although it’s likely that this is a feature in development that will roll out with a future update to iOS5. The discovery may accelerate that rollout to discourage curious iPhone owners from jailbreaking.
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