Categories: Features


Cody Sharp

Categories: Features

Apple’s iOS 4.1 added HDR for all iPhone 4 users but not for any older generation phones.  That was a decision made by Apple due to their desire that you upgrade for the new feature, regardless of the fact that an older generation iPhone could actually perform the same task.  Despite Apple trying to screw their older generation iPhone owners, a developer has come to save the day for anyone with a jailbroken iPhone 3G/3GS.  His hack allows for older generation phones to unlock the same ability as iPhone 4 owners who use iOS 4.1

In my own experience of using the HDR functionality with my iPhone 4, I have noticed one thing.  While the pictures do generally look better, they take much longer to take and really are only better for still images.  That means taking a picture of your 1 year old while she runs around does not work as well as one would hope.  However, taking a picture of a sunset works great.  For all of the iPhone 3G/3GS users interested in the hack, I would imagine this picture taking delay would even become a larger problem due to the slower processing speed.

If you are interested in learning more about the HDR functionality and how you can add it to your older iPhone, take a look at this link.  First things first though, jailbreak your phone.  After all, it’s officially legal despite how much Apple hates it.  After you take a few pictures, come back to the site and tell us about your experiences with your upgraded camera.  Do the pictures look better?  How long do they take to create?

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