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.

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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.

iphone ios 6 panorama
(Thanks, Alec!)

Top Rated Comments

antster94 Avatar
127 months ago
Awesome. Now there is no reason to upgrade. :D
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrmjenkins Avatar
127 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.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
127 months ago
Well thats a first and also means the only thing my 4S isnt getting is an extra row of apps :D
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macnerd93 Avatar
127 months ago
something tells me its an error. This is very un-Apple like :rolleyes:
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Snooze1988 Avatar
127 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Anonymous Freak Avatar
127 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!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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