Hidden Panorama Camera Found in iOS 5

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
By OP Editor

Apple has built in a secret gyro controlled panorama camera in iOS 5.

Hidden Panorama Camera iOS 5 iPhone 4 4S iPad 2

Seems the panorama camera feature is not complete so Apple didn’t release it at this time. Discovered by Conrad Kramer @conradev:

Set the key’EnableFirebreak’ to YES in com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist

If you are jailbreaked, @chpwn made Firebreak to enable the setting. The jailbreak tweak enables the option menu in the Camera app.

It requires Gyroscope capable device: iPhone 4 or newer (iPhone 4S), or iPad 2.

iOS 5 panorama example

Go to 9to5Mac to see the unmodified high resolution version (4.8MB) of the above image, taken with iPhone 4S. You can see why this iOS 5 feature is not released to the general public yet.

In the mean time, OP highly recommends getting our favorite panorama creation app Pano [$1.99 on App Store], photos coming soon.

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