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Apple unveiled iOS 6's ability to easily capture high quality, panoramic images in its new Camera app, but it doesn't directly compete with the features of standalone pano apps.

Apple's iPhone Camera app was rumored to gain panorama capture last year after an unfinished version of the new feature was discovered in iOS 5, but it never made the cut for release, until now.

Like iOS 4's HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, the new Panorama feature in iOS 6 isn't available on the iPad; it's also computationally demanding enough to require at least a dual core processor A5, meaning it only works on the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and the newly released fifth generation iPod touch.

Also like HDR, Apple's super simple Panorama feature is a one-button mode (below) that changes how the Camera app captures an image. Rather than rapidly taking multiple images and processing them together as HDR does, turning on Panorama invokes a mode that guides you along a path, capturing and processing the images along it into a single, balanced, seamless panoramic image.



Below are two highly compressed iOS 6 Panorama images taken from the top of Corona Heights in the middle of San Francisco, one taken starting from downtown and wrapping around to Sutro Tower and the other starting and finishing at the opposite end points (note that you can only capture in one direction, from left to right).




To indicate how much these images been shrunk down to fit on this page, here's an 800 pixel slice of the top image as outlined by the white box, showing the level of detail in the original 10,800x2332 Panorama.

Panorama mode works to smooth out exposure differences, and it works much better than trying to take individual captures and manually edit them together later. If your subject has very bright and very dark subjects, however, you might need to set the AutoFocus/AutoExposure lock by touching and holding at a particular location along your capture path before you begin taking the Panorama.

Both the shots above were taken while standing on a rough outcropping of rock, buffeted by a very ridiculous wind. Even in such conditions, there are rarely any discernible seams or overlapping flaws unless your subject is moving quickly.

If you're really sloppy handed when capturing, you might see black spaces encroaching your pano from the top and bottom, as is visible below, or other motion-based glitches similar to the artifacts that can appear when capturing HDR shots. (Note that these images are scaled down and highly compressed from 16.8MB down to about 61K to fit on the page.)




Not your typical pano



The built in Panorama capture process in iOS 6 is quite a bit simpler (and also more limited) when compared to dedicated pano-capture apps. A number of third party apps already offer to capture panoramic images on any iOS device, and most offer a variety of features Apple's new built in Panorama feature does not match.



The highly rated 360 Panorama app by Occipital, for example, can capture full immersive images (above, the resulting image was originally less than 1MB and a much lower 4096x883 resolution compared to Apple's new Panoramas) that users can subsequently pan up, down and around (manually with a finger, or using the gyroscope) to view the image in a full circle from a central virtual vantage point (below), reminiscent of Apple's abandoned QuickTime VR technology from the mid 1990s.



The app also renders a "North Pole" stereographic view (below) of captured panos, and lets users upload them to a sharing site for further processing and enhancement.



Note that the app is capable of capturing much better images than these quick examples when correctly panned up and down to fill in the entire "grid" available in its capture mode (below).



Despite introducing immersive, surround imaging capture and presentation nearly 20 years ago with QTVR, Apple's new Panorama feature only captures a maximum field of view of 240 degrees. That's wider than the typical human field of view of about 180 degrees, but certainly not a full circle as most pano apps do.

Rather than reclaiming its abandoned QTVR effort to help users capture immersive worlds or purposely obsolescing the variety of apps designed to capture dynamic "everything" views of particular location, the new Panorama feature in iOS 6 has a different goal in mind.


Going wide, shooting tall



Instead of creating immersive QTVR movies, the iOS 6 Camera app simply captures huge, stunning conventional photographs. And it does so with remarkable ease, guiding the user's pace and trajectory with an arrow indicator driven by the built-in digital compass and gyroscope.

While existing pano apps stitch together a patchwork of images that reach up and down and around in a full circle that's best viewed as a dynamic, interactive movie-like view, Apple's new Panorama feature incrementally captures and outputs up to a 28 megapixel 10,800x2332 resolution image that is suited for printing, Facebook Cover images and inclusion into photo books.

Despite being limited to 240 degree views, the resulting Panorama images capture views wider (or taller) than is possible with even the most extreme wide angle lens, even wider than a typical fisheye lens (but without the distortion).

So rather than thinking of the new feature as a limited QTVR pano, it's more accurate to describe it as "virtual" wide angle lens that makes it easy to capture either spectacular horizons or dramatically tall figures (like buildings, below) that simply won't fit into a normal camera's field of view, but without the optical distortion of a fisheye lens.



Panorama processing vs. a wide angle lens



Apple has continually upgraded the iPhone's optics with each generation, significantly widening the picture that can be taken with it. However, there are still very real constraints on the angle of view a compact smartphone can capture.

One option to widen the field of view is to add an external lens, which a number of third parties offer. Olloclip, for example, is a friction-fit, double sided external lens device that fits either a closeup Macro lens, a Wide Angle or a 180 degree Fisheye lens (which just by itself is considerably thicker than the iPhone).

These lenses allow you to capture more with each shot, although they involve some (or in the case of the Fisheye, a lot of) distortion. They also do nothing to enhance the iPhone's native capture resolution. They can, however, be used in both photo and video modes, enabling the capture of a variety of creative shots.

Below, photos of the Golden Gate Bridge captured with the standard iPhone 4S lens, then with external wide angle and fisheye lenses, and finally an iOS 6 Panorama from the same location.









Below, the same series of shots taken from the highest southwest corner of San Francisco's Dolores Park.









The new Panorama mode only captures static images, and takes longer to do so. You also have to have a moderately steady hand and your subject has to remain relatively still. As with taking HDR shots, moving subjects may simply disappear or be clipped partially out of existence, as the bicyclist who passed while this Panorama of the Embarcadero was being captured.



The detail captured in iOS 6 Panorama shots (in contrast to adding external lenses) allows you zoom in or crop images after you've taken them, sort of like the opposite of Digital Zoom. You also don't have to carry around any external lens package, as Panorama does all of its magic in software.

If you're feeling really creative you can capture Panoramas with a wide angle or fisheye external lens attached, resulting in some really unique shots. Outfitted with a fisheye lens, Panorama mode captures even more than 360 degrees to create really strange images.

There's another fun trick the Panorama mode can capture, which is detailed in in the next segment.
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How did Dilger get an iPhone 5 so soon?

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How did Dilger get an iPhone 5 so soon?

The feature is available in iOS 6 on the iPhone 4S as well. So all 4S users will get it on Wednesday.
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You said "note that you can only capture in one direction, from left to right" but this is incorrect. Tap the arrow before you tap the capture button and it changes direction.
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So iPhone 4 users do not get Panorama?
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So iPhone 4 users do not get Panorama?

Correct.

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So iPhone 4 users do not get Panorama?

 

Right.

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I like the fact of taking the panorama in the vertical orientation...
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Sounds like I need to work out a better refresh schedule. I originally had a 3g which was upgradable to iOS 4, but not so pleasantly. I then got a 4 (3g went to the wife) and it sounds like many of the cool features of iOS 6 will be left out on the 4 1frown.gif

Just not sure at this point if I want to stay with ATT or not.

Panorama would be nice when we go on hikes in the mountains or when we're on vacation.
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Panorama would be nice when we go on hikes in the mountains or when we're on vacation.

 

You can always try one of the third-party apps.

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You can always try one of the third-party apps.


True. Of course with the newer phones you get the better cameras as well (and the other features of iOS 6 like turn-by-turn, which of course I could also pay for via third party apps, but then you're into the cost of a new subsidized phone that is much faster, etc).

 

I wanted to do a yearly refresh of one phone (and hopefully sale of the oldest would fund it), but I want to see what happens with voice and data on LTE and which provider will be the best in my area.

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The feature is available in iOS 6 on the iPhone 4S as well. So all 4S users will get it on Wednesday.

 

How about iPadians?

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How about iPadians?

Panorama feature will not be available on the iPad

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TLDR: Don't delete Microsoft's Photosynth.
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I puzzled why it would not work on the iPad 3, since that has a dual core A5X.

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I puzzled why it would not work on the iPad 3, since that has a dual core A5X.

Because Apple doesn't want it to. The iPod Touch has a similar camera and no dual core, the excuses are pure bullshit. Photosynth works on anything with a gyroscope, including the iPad 2 and the 4gen iPod, which have crappy main-cameras, without complaints (though they don't do exactly the same).
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Because Apple doesn't want it to. The iPod Touch has a similar camera and no dual core, the excuses are pure bullshit. Photosynth works on anything with a gyroscope, including the iPad 2 and the 4gen iPad, which have crappy front-cameras, and the iPhone 4 which has a crappy CPU, without complaints (though they don't do exactly the same).

 

Missing a few salient facts. 

 

The 4th iPod touch has a single core A4 chip with half the RAM of iPhone 4, and a 0.7MP rear camera and VGA 0.3MP front camera (they're only good for FaceTime, not taking photos). 

 

The original iPad has no camera, while the iPad 2 has a dual core A5 but the same 0.7MP rear/VGA front cameras as last year's iPod touch.

 

So the only device that could made decent panoramas but was left off was the new IPad, which has an A5X + 5MP camera. 

 

Apple supported the feature on the devices that make sense to capture high quality panoramic photos, including its 2010 iPhone 4. Not because of "BS," but because it made engineering sense. 

 

Microsoft's Photosynth, like the app mentioned in the article, is designed to output highly compressed pano pics that are less than half a MB. Apple's new feature generates a 28MP image closer to 16MB. Not really the same thing. 

 

Maybe next time you TLDR you shouldn't bother commenting either. 

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Now if they would just fix the stupid video/still switch so that I can easily tell which mode I'm in, I'd be pretty much satisfied with the built-in camera app.

(Seriously... how many 1 second videos do you have on your phone?)

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Missing a few salient facts. 

 

 

Not if his purpose is just to gripe and troll.

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But I thought Apple wasn't plagued by fragmentation issues? whistle.gif
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So the only device that could made decent panoramas but was left off was the new IPad, which has an A5X + 5MP camera. 

That part is curious. Presumably the 3rd gen iPad is hardware capable, and I can't imagine there is a lot of software difference between the iPad's camera app and the iPhone's. The only thing I can think of is that they didn't have enough time to test it on the iPad, and that it'll come in 6.1 or so when they're sure it works perfectly. That's probably what happened with Siri for iPad.

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But I thought Apple wasn't plagued by fragmentation issues? whistle.gif

There is a difference between an app that you can install but doesn't work right and a restriction on whether the app can be installed at all. That is how Apple deals with obsolete functionality. They just don't let you install it if your device does not support it. Disappointing for owners of old devices but at least it eliminates the bug reports and support requests. You gotta pay if you want to play.

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The only thing I can think of is that they didn't have enough time to test it on the iPad, and that it'll come in 6.1 or so when they're sure it works perfectly. That's probably what happened with Siri for iPad.

They know that iPad is not a mobile device, unless you call moving from the kitchen to the living room mobile. Siri is tailored as a mobile device application. Plus, they don't like to completely duplicate iOS device functionality because they want you to buy both an iPhone and an iPad and perhaps an iPad mini and an iPod and an aTV and a MacBook Pro and an iMac. They leave little pieces and parts out of each model so you end up with the entire family of products. No one ever complains. They just happily add to their Apple ecosystem family. There is quite a bit of /s above or more like /tic. (tongue in cheek)

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Missing a few salient facts.

No, i didn't. You were the one who missed the point entirely, so let me slap you in the face with a full debunk.

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The 4th iPod touch has a single core A4 chip with half the RAM of iPhone 4, and a 0.7MP rear camera and VGA 0.3MP front camera (they're only good for FaceTime, not taking photos).

Doesn't stop Photosynth from working on it.

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The original iPad has no camera, while the iPad 2 has a dual core A5 but the same 0.7MP rear/VGA front cameras as last year's iPod touch.

I've never mentioned the original iPad, and Photosynth works just fine on the iPad 2.

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So the only device that could made decent panoramas but was left off was the new IPad, which has an A5X + 5MP camera.

The iPhone 4 has a 5MP camera too, and again, Photosynth works just fine on it. The fact that the 3rd generation iPad, which CPU is better than the iPhone 4S' and iTouch 5, and which camera is as good as the iTouch 5's, was purposely left out of the loop, is more than enough evidence to demonstrate that this choice had planned obsolescence rather than hardware compatibility in mind.

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Apple supported the feature on the devices that make sense to capture high quality panoramic photos, including its 2010 iPhone 4. Not because of "BS," but because it made engineering sense.

The original post doesn't mention the iPhone 4 in the list of supported devices. Who's missing facts now?

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Microsoft's Photosynth, like the app mentioned in the article, is designed to output highly compressed pano pics that are less than half a MB. Apple's new feature generates a 28MP image closer to 16MB. Not really the same thing.

You are absolutely correct there; compression uses up even more CPU...

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Maybe next time you TLDR you shouldn't bother commenting either. 

Apparently you were the one who didn't read...

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Not if his purpose is just to gripe and troll.

Your lack of reading comprehension doesn't make me a troll.
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TLDR: Don't delete Microsoft's Photosynth.

Why on earth are you referencing Photosynth? It's not even remotely the same thing nor is it used for the same purpose.

Complaining Apple didn't release Panoramic mode on every device is stupid. A few days ago, everyone was perfectly fine without it. It's not like there aren't third party apps available.

All you do is complain, thread after thread. Blah, blah, dock connector, blah.
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There is a difference between an app that you can install but doesn't work right and a restriction on whether the app can be installed at all. That is how Apple deals with obsolete functionality. They just don't let you install it if your device does not support it. Disappointing for owners of old devices but at least it eliminates the bug reports and support requests. You gotta pay if you want to play.
Pure horseshit and you know it. Siri wasn't allowed on the iPhone 4 for one reason: give people an exclusive option so they had a reason to buy the 4S. Siri works just fine on the 4 and the ipad2. I know, because I had Siri on both. You really believe the 4 couldn't handle a panoramic app developed by Apple? Are you saying 3rd party developers are better at making ios apps than Apple is?
And now we get to see additional fragmentation in apps, because if you are a developer you have to rewrite everything to handle the 5's larger screen or deal with letterboxing. iOS has had the ability to scale up to 4" for about 2 years, but developers ignored it. Now you, as a customer, get to deal with a less than optimal experience.
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There is a difference between an app that you can install but doesn't work right and a restriction on whether the app can be installed at all. That is how Apple deals with obsolete functionality. They just don't let you install it if your device does not support it. Disappointing for owners of old devices but at least it eliminates the bug reports and support requests. You gotta pay if you want to play.
Pure horseshit and you know it. Siri wasn't allowed on the iPhone 4 for one reason: give people an exclusive option so they had a reason to buy the 4S. Siri works just fine on the 4 and the ipad2. I know, because I had Siri on both. You really believe the 4 couldn't handle a panoramic app developed by Apple? Are you saying 3rd party developers are better at making ios apps than Apple is?
And now we get to see additional fragmentation in apps, because if you are a developer you have to rewrite everything to handle the 5's larger screen or deal with letterboxing. iOS has had the ability to scale up to 4" for about 2 years, but developers ignored it. Now you, as a customer, get to deal with a less than optimal experience.

Meanwhile I will just sit back and enjoy. You bought into a certain level of functionality when you purchased the device. If some features get enhanced and others do not it does not change the fact that you still have everything you paid for. Be thankful you get the upgrades you do since with the alternative (Android) you basically need to to be a certified IT administrator to get any upgrades at all and even then they are not guaranteed to work with your particular device.

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TLDR: Don't delete Microsoft's Photosynth.

 

Photosynth has worked great for me for the last two years. I like the guide arrow in the iOS 6 app, but that it doesn't work on the IP4 is an issue if you happen to own one of those.

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Why on earth are you referencing Photosynth? It's not even remotely the same thing nor is it used for the same purpose.
 

 

Um... I'm sorry, but what? Photosynth is a photo app, who's one and only function is taking panoramic photos in a very similar fashion to this new feature in iOS 6. I understand you have a beef with this commenter, or whatever, but that's no excuse to start talking out of your butt like this.

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Pure horseshit and you know it. Siri wasn't allowed on the iPhone 4 for one reason: give people an exclusive option so they had a reason to buy the 4S. Siri works just fine on the 4 and the ipad2. I know, because I had Siri on both. You really believe the 4 couldn't handle a panoramic app developed by Apple? Are you saying 3rd party developers are better at making ios apps than Apple is?
And now we get to see additional fragmentation in apps, because if you are a developer you have to rewrite everything to handle the 5's larger screen or deal with letterboxing. iOS has had the ability to scale up to 4" for about 2 years, but developers ignored it. Now you, as a customer, get to deal with a less than optimal experience.

Nope. It was clearly about resources.

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So, what is being said mostly is that Apple does have fragmentation but people don't want to admit it.

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TLDR: Don't delete Microsoft's Photosynth.

Why on earth are you referencing Photosynth? It's not even remotely the same thing nor is it used for the same purpose.

Complaining Apple didn't release Panoramic mode on every device is stupid. A few days ago, everyone was perfectly fine without it. It's not like there aren't third party apps available.

All you do is complain, thread after thread. Blah, blah, dock connector, blah.

I'm referring Photosynth for two distinct reasons: it does what people were expecting the new Pictures app to do (which is also what Apple led us to believe in the keynote); and because Photosynth does not have any of the nonsensical hardware requirements.

There are many things I like about Apple and many that I dislike. Currently I'm as much of an Apple fag as any of you here, as the owner of most of their product lines and first-party accessories (Apple TV and Mac Pro excluded), however I have a very low tolerance for greed and bullshit. I can excuse their prices on everything because Apple means quality to me, however I can not excuse planned obsolescence or intentional barriers to interoperability, and every now and then Apple pulls the asshole card on people and does those things. Siri an iPhone 4S exclusive? I can take that, it needed the noise cancelation hardware on the 4S as well as the third-generation iPad to function properly in noisy environments. However things like the missing Bluetooth profiles, the purposely disabled cell phone hardware on the iPad, the new Lightning Connector that is less functional than the old one, and the unavailability of both FaceTime and iMessages on other platforms (either as first-party implementations on those platforms or at least as public specifications that third-parties can implement) are pure greed, and that I can not tolerate, because unlike many of you I am not a blind follower, and if this situation worsens I won't personally think twice about jumping ship.
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So, what is being said mostly is that Apple does have fragmentation but people don't want to admit it.

They are offering iOS 6 to 4 generations of iPhone, but not all 6. Yep completely fragmented¡

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They are offering iOS 6 to 4 generations of iPhone, but not all 6. Yep completely fragmented¡

 

And only two generations of iTouches. Fragmentation is fragmentation, Sol. If you're going to use this against Android devices, it's only fair to poke Apple in the proverbial rib when it does the same thing.

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But I thought Apple wasn't plagued by fragmentation issues? whistle.gif

And you thought correctly. Fragmentation only happens when there are so many incompatibilities between different versions and flavors of the same platform that developers end up without a common abstract base to develop for. This happens on Android because in addition to hardware changing a lot from flavor to flavor within the same generation, its APIs also change and become incompatible from generation to generation. That, coupled with the unavailability of firmware upgrades to many handsets results in a poor to non-existent common base that you can take for granted to target a broad set of existing hardware. On iOS, however, if you develop for the broad common set, you are guaranteed to target all currently existing Apple hardware.
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Can I take capture high quality, panoramic images with iPhone in landscape mode? Like Microsoft's Photosynth app?

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And only two generations of iTouches. Fragmentation is fragmentation, Sol. If you're going to use this against Android devices, it's only fair to poke Apple in the proverbial rib when it does the same thing.

Your attempt to paint all Apple devices and all Android-based devices as being the same is very weak. No one in their right mind here or on Engadget, Gizmodo, etc. believes that devices released this year not getting an OS update is the same as some device 5yo device not getting an update. What you're foolishly rallying against is progress. All you're doing is rallying against any new devices being released, which I'm sure you'd claim Apple already doesn't release enough of and is therefore stagnant. All we're missing is the "Steve would never have let this happen comment."

What does the number of generations have to do with supporting an old device. There was new Touch last year — don't say you didn't consider that — so it's being supported back to the model released in 2010. Show me how many Android PMPs released in 2010 are getting Jelly Bean. Just one. Show me one! I don't you can. Dealing with fragmentation of a platform isn't about supporting every device and device type back to the beginning of time, it's about supporting your devices in a reasonable manner.

Here is something else I'm sure you'd not mention but I know you would have considered. What OS are they installed with? By the time the new Touches appear guess what OS they will be shipping with? iOS 6. There is no doubt about that. How many devices are shipping with Jelly Bean? That's fragmentation! That's not being able to go get a brand fucking spanking new Android-based device today and have the latest OS on it. Chances are you won't get the last three latest OSes on it.

No one in their right mind expects Android-based vendors to support their devices as long as Apple supports theirs (which I think over 2 years back is getting excessive) because these other vendors don't have the EoC to make it viable (even with a smaller number of models it still wouldn't be viable for most), but they should at least try to not screw the customer over at the get go by fragmenting their line even before the purchase is made.
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TLDR: Don't delete Microsoft's Photosynth.

Sounds like photosynth works well for you. I had nothing but problems with it. It would not handle the exposure differences for me. So all my shots with sky in them had verticle blue streaks. I tried shots very similar to the ones in the article and it couldn't handle it. The only apps i have found to work are 3rd party computer apps that crunch away at processing the stiching. Any suggestions how I can make photosynth work better?

It would have been nice to have seen 'more' side by side comparisons of Apples app to the more popular 3rd party ones like photosynth.

It 'looks' like Apple has done their home work to make it 'just work'.
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Um... I'm sorry, but what? Photosynth is a photo app, who's one and only function is taking panoramic photos in a very similar fashion to this new feature in iOS 6. I understand you have a beef with this commenter, or whatever, but that's no excuse to start talking out of your butt like this.

Because Panoramic is Panoramic, right? It's all the same?

I personally have a third party panoramic app installed on my phone. It's cool.

But it doesn't take high-quality photos with no distortion. It doesn't handle changes on lighting well. Etc.

Apps like Photosynth are cool. But it doesn't take photos you'd want to print out. It's a bar trick at worst and a quick and easy way to capture a large object at best. If the new panoramic feature in the Camera app is as good as they say, we're talking about high quality stuff that looks great printed or displayed on the big screen.

Taking Apple to task and using an app who's only similarity is taking extra wide pictures to say that Apple is deliberately keeping it off the 4 is idiotic.

And complaining about the iPad, really? You're going to take high-quality panoramic photos with a 10" tablet? Ok...
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If you want high quality, get a DSLR.  The iPhone is a snapshot camera (although a pretty good one considering) but it is not a professional level camera.

 

Let's just keep this in context....
 

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