Panorama Mode was a long rumored feature of Apple's iOS 5 camera, but when the new software was released in October it was nowhere to be found. On Tuesday, a group of hackers revealed that a simple jailbreak can enable the feature on all iOS 5 camera, 9to5mac reported.
All the Panorama feature requires is a jail broken phone and firebreak software that can be bought from Cydia, and when downloaded will launch a Panorama button below the Grid and HDR features on the iOS 5 camera. Just by tapping the button users can move their screen around the room and capture a full panoramic shot.
The new iPhone camera released in October, came with a big upgrade. The iPhone 4S comes with an 8 megapixel sensor that gets 73 percent more light than the iPhone 4 sensor, and is faster. A high-end IR filter has also been fitted for greater accuracy and uniformity. The brand new camera lens has five elements and goes down to as wide as f2.4 aperture.
The Video feature of the phone also got an upgrade, now shooting HD video with 1080p real-time video image stabilization and the ISP feature enables face detection in photos and lets in a lot more light while shooting.
The faster iPhone gives the iOS 5 camera a much faster operating speed. With a Dual-core CPU the new iPhone is 2x as fast at CPU tasks and up to 7x faster than the previous iPhone. Theoretical max performance used to be 5.8 up and 7.2 down - now doubles to almost 14.4Mbps down.
New features of the iPhone Camera include a built-in photo editor, a camera button the home screen next to the lock button. The phone also comes with the ability to shoot photos using the volume buttons.
For those who do not want to jailbreak their phone, a number of panoramic photo apps can be bought directly from the Apple Store.