There are already paid and free apps available at the app store that allows users to create panorama photos. As if these apps are not enough, It appears that Apple is planning to bring the ability to shoot panorama in the final release of iOS 5. A code snippet found on iOS 5 beta 3 reveals line of codes that suggest that this feature is similar to sweep-panorama function already available on current point and shoot camera. The line PANO_CAPTURE_TEXT = “Capture Panorama from Left to Right”, indicates a limited left to right panorama stitching whereas specialized apps allows you to shoot from any direction. The next line PANO_BEGIN_TEXT = “Tap the Camera button to begin” tells that tapping the camera button will initiate the function, and
finally the line PANO_ARROW_TEXT = “Keep the arrow on the center line .” means that there will be fixed horizontal line that stays on horizon using the gyro, and the arrow displayed is lined with the camera, so all you have to do is align the arrow with the horizon as you move from left to right. This way you don’t need a tripod anymore, all you need are steady hands.
Youtube user Gadgetator was able to activate this function on a jailbroken iPhone. In the demo it shows that panoramic shooting in iOS 5 beta 3 is still not working, It might be because he was using an iPod Touch, and probably this new sweep panorama feature will only be available to the iPhone 4. Check out the demo after the break.
Source: Cnet, code snippet via 9to5Mac.
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