A hidden panorama mode has been discovered in the iPhone 4S’s Camera app, giving iFans the ability to capture widescreen vistas with the help of a little jailbreaking.
Unearthed by hacking duo Conrad Kramer and Grant Paul, the feature, which lies dormant in iOS 5, can be enabled by tinkering with a few variables, though only if you know what you’re doing and accept the risks.
It’s been rumoured for a while Apple would introduce a panomara mode to the iPhone. So the fact it already has a working version, albeit very a basic one, tucked underneath the software may come as a surprise to some.
Why it didn’t debut with the iPhone 4S, however, is anybody’s guess, especially as it would strengthen the iPhone’s already impressive credentials as a camera phone. We can only assume it’s not as polished as it needs to be for a full release. On the bright side, we know at least that it’s there and with any luck, should arrive officially eventually.
For those lacking in the patience department, instructions to enable the panorama mode can be found here. As always, we strongly advise that you do your research first as we cannot be held responsible if something goes wrong.