Panorama Photo Mode Coming to iPhone 4S with iOS 6

One of the highlighted features of the iPhone 5 during today's media event was a new Panorama mode for stitching together multiple photos to create a single large panoramic image up to 28 megapixels in size. As rumored yesterday, the feature is also included on the new fifth-generation iPod touch.


iSight camera specs for iPhone 5 (left) and iPhone 4S (right)

According to Apple's iPhone model comparison page, iPhone 4S users will not be left out of this feature addition, with the spec comparison listing "Panorama" as one of the features of the iSight camera on both the iPhone 4S and 5. The feature will not be available with the lower-quality rear camera found on the iPhone 4.

Update 1:58 PM: The iOS 6 golden master released to developers today does indeed enable Panorama mode on the iPhone 4S.


(Thanks, Alec!)

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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30 months ago
Awesome. Now there is no reason to upgrade. :D
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30 months ago
It genuinely seems the iPhone 5 didn't get anything the iPhone 4S can't do in terms of software, which seems a first.
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30 months ago
Well thats a first and also means the only thing my 4S isnt getting is an extra row of apps :D
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30 months ago
something tells me its an error. This is very un-Apple like :rolleyes:
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30 months ago

Awesome. Now there is no reason to upgrade. :D


Thats right. I will stay on my 4S. I love Apple for bringing iOS 6 on the 4S.
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30 months ago
Bottom of the iOS 6 What's New (http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/) page:

6. Panorama is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation).


No digging in odd places needed.

And this marks the first iOS upgrade that I'll get every single feature on my existing device on!
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30 months ago
That's great news :D.

Edit: actually, I'd rather have the ability to take photos while recording, but that's iPhone 5 only :(. Oh well I'll just do what I usually do and pause the video then take a screenshot lol.
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30 months ago
yep I just installed the GM and already have it sweet! Works much better then it did in the hack earlier this year.
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30 months ago
I have the iOS GM and this feature is really impressive. It gives you a center line to keep the phone level and tells you if you are spinning too quickly. Here's a panorama of my living room:

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30 months ago
Not really surprising at all. Good to know though.
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