Apple to give iPhone 3GS HDR support?

By on September 30, 2010 at 9:45 PM.

Apple to give iPhone 3GS HDR support?

If you’re an iPhone 3GS owner, and feel shafted by your phone’s inability to take HDR photos, there still may be hope. 9to5Mac is reporting that resources in the latest iteration of the Apple’s iPhone SDK may indicate that support could be coming to the aging 3GS. The blog writes:

The iPhone 3GS is the only iPhone that is physically (hardware capabilities) able to capture HDR shots so we figure that non-Retina icon is for the 3GS not the original or 3G model. How do we know the other icon is not for the Retina Display? Apple has a very simple labeling process which places an “@2x” on image titles for the Retina Display and places nothing of that sort next to “iphone” on non-retina iPhones.

So there you have it. If you’re looking for HDR capabilities on your iPhone 3GS, and don’t feel like going the jailbreak route, your dreams may be just a software update away. More →

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HDR photos coming to jailbroken 3G and 3GS iPhones running iOS 4.1

By on September 10, 2010 at 6:21 PM.

HDR photos coming to jailbroken 3G and 3GS iPhones running iOS 4.1

If you have an older model iPhone, and are envious of the HDR photographic-prowess of the iPhone 4, there is still hope; albeit hope with a fairly long list of prerequisites. iPhone tinkerer Will Strafach has tweeted that he: “Made a Cydia tweak to allow HDR photos on 4.1 for the iPhone 3G and 3G[s].” So, when that rumored iOS 4.1 jailbreak is released you can take your jailbroken, iPhone 3G or 3GS and get the HDR goodies. There are a lot of “ifs” and “whens” in there… but it’s better than nothing. More →

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