We haven’t posted new iOS 5 features for a while, and even though we have already published our ultimate list of new iOS 5 features, it seems that some of you would like to hear more about each new feature.

When launching the camera app, you can now pinch to zoom instead of sliding the bar at the bottom of the screen. It’s a nice addition, but I can’t see how this is more helpful that using the slider. Pinching requires 2 hands (one to hold the device, one to pinch), so to me it’s even less convenient that using the good old method…

I’m sure this new feature addresses a need, so even though I don’t find it particularly interesting, some of you might.

How do you like that?

  • It’s more intuitive. I know my mom and gf had their phones for months and didn’t think it had zoom because didn’t realize you have to touch the screen and then move the slider. It just makes sense to have this because you already pinch to zoom in safari and when looking at pictures

  • Ryan

    I tried taking a picture this morning with zoom. Hardest thing ever. That little slider bar is hard to move… at least for me. And you have to use two hands? Is that so cumbersome? I think most people use two hands to take a picture, especially landscape.

  • Dak’s Quacks

    I’ve been wishing for this feature since I started to use iPhone 2 years ago… (^_^)

  • Ok, so I’m officially the only guy who’s not gonna use this new feature 😉

    • Ernesto Castellanos

      I won’t use it… I personally like the bar.

    • James

      I probably won’t either tbh, the zoom function sucks on the iPhone anyway, horribly pixelated, i’ve never taken a pic using zoom yet !

  • Ben

    Can you zoom in with video recording?

  • Ryan

    ^^ nope. and the zoom is fairly awful. Today was one of the rare days I had used it.

  • Cameron

    Good that Apple came in with this feature, it makes sence. No offense but iDB is posting a lot of bullshit lately.

  • Ka

    I don’t like to pinch zoom instead of sliding the bar at the bottom of the screen. For me not every IOS5 features are good.

  • Chaalz

    You pinch to activate zoom and then you can pinch w 2 fingers or use the slider w 1 finger to zoom. Are you saying pinching vs tapping to activate zoom is SO bad? Damn.

  • yuka

    i use one hand to take pictures (rarely go landscape anyway) and the new zoom feature irritates me. why cant they keep the slide bar and just have 2 zoom options? iOS5 so far does not rock my socks.

  • yuka

    i use one hand to take pictures (rarely go landscape anyway) so the new zoom feature doesnt work for me. why cant they keep the slide bar and just have 2 zoom options?