One of the things that’s been most striking about the announcement and launch of the iPhone 5 is the number of “new” features that are already available on older devices, either from third-party apps or from competitors’ hardware. From the inclusion of LTE to the quad-core processor, Apple seems to be playing catch-up on the hardware side of things. On the software side, Apple is in some ways playing catch-up to the third-party apps that already exist on their platform.
One such example of this phenomenon is iOS 6′s new panoramic photo feature. It will let you stitch several photos together side-by-side to make a glorious panorama of whatever pretty scenery you feel like photographing. Sounds pretty handy, right? Well it sure is, and it’s also already available to folks who don’t have iOS 6. It’s even available to folks who don’t have an iPhone at all!