The previously discovered panoramic capabilities within iOS 5 were again unearthed today by iOS hackers @chpwn and @conradev. Sadly the feature isn’t able to be activated in a non-jailbroken state. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A quick look at the screenshots above show that the functionality is still in its infancy as it’s characterized by rudimentary buttons and UI that would never (normally) see the light of day. Still, elementary UI and all, the feature is capable of producing decent panoramic shots as can be seen by the (drastically reduced) image above — the full-sized image was 6122×2852 pixels.
To enable the panoramic feature all that’s needed is a simple editing of “com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist” by enabling “Firebreak”, a jailbreak app that will at some point be released on Cydia.
Hopefully Apple doesn’t wait until iOS 6 to release this nifty built-in feature. Though if they do, “360″ is a great app to get panoramic shots.
@chpwn has Tweeted that Cydia is now carrying the amazing Firebreak app.
Firebreak (enable the hidden iOS 5 panorama) is now out in Cydia! (Also, a quick appslide update for Notification Center issues is out.)
Via: OS X Daily