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iOS 5.1 may tote always-ready camera button on lock screen

updated 06:45 pm EST, Thu February 16, 2012

iOS 5.1 may answer gripes of quick camera use

A finding Thursday in a late and possibly Apple-only build of iOS 5.1 has hinted that Apple may have addressed a common complaint about camera access. The pre-GM (gold master) version seen by Brazil's Blog do iPhone would have the camera button always available on the lock screen just require a swipe up to start shooting. Apple's current approach only shows the camera after double-tapping the home button, leading some to miss the camera shortcut entirely.

Apple beat Google to having a quick camera shortcut on phones by a matter of weeks, but its implementation isn't considered as quick as in Android 4.0, where users just have to slide to the left to launch directly into the camera.

An official menu item for Japanese Siri support was found inside as well.

While most of iOS 5.1's features have been covered, the discovery if validated would show Apple having a handful of new features to show by the time the update reaches the public. Apple is believed on the edge of an iPad 3 launch event and may be saving the finished iOS 5.1 to release it in sync with new hardware. [via MacRumors]






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  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Please make that an option

    and not the default! I don't need to be taking pictures of the inside of my pocket. :)

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    I'm not sure

    how the camera rates this sort of functionality, but bluetooth does not. Anybody?

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -7

    Kool!

    One more thing Apple lifts off Android

  1. coitus

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Yes, please...

    I can't count the number of times, I have wanted to hurry up and snap a picture only to have the moment come and go due to the inability to get the camera app up and running quickly enough.

  1. level380

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Incorrect facts

    "Apple beat Google to having a quick camera shortcut on phones by a matter of weeks"

    This is totally incorrect. Android had camera shortcut from the unlock screen months before iOS5 and ICS releases. HTC Sensation was released with this feature long before iOS/ICS. It was a stock standard feature on any device running Sense UI 3.0 and above!

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