When Apple released the iPad 2 last year, the company boasted its new dual-core processor and front and rear-facing cameras. These improvements to the iPad 2 meant that App Store developers could release more elaborate and intensive applications for the tablet. Apple also took advantage of the opportunity themselves by launching a native Photo Booth application for the iPad 2.

Despite having nearly the same specifications as the iPad 2, including a dual-core processor and higher megapixel cameras, Apple chose not to include an iPhone version of Photo Booth on the iPhone 4S. But, that’s all about to change…

iOS hacker @appled3v has posted a video of Apple’s official Photo Booth app ported onto his jailbroken iPhone 4S, albeit half completed. Photo Booth, which originally debuted on Mac several years ago, allows for you to take pictures with your device’s camera and apply photographic filters and effects to them.

Although he has been successful in porting Photo Booth to iPhone 4S, the user behind the project admits that he still has some work left to do. The app currently only works with the front-facing camera on the iPhone 4S, but support for the rear-facing camera should be added at some point soon. Additionally, speaking with iDownloadBlog, the maker of this port suggested that it currently lacks most of the photo effects found in Photo Booth for iPad 2:

“I’m still trying to narrow down the size of the effects panel. It’s only displaying 4 of the effects at the moment but hopefully soon all the effects will be available.”

Nonetheless, this is significant progress that has been made and @appled3v should be commended for his efforts. Best of all, this port might also make its way to the iPhone 4 once it’s completed. We’re looking forward to the finished result. Aren’t you?

  • Woo! This is neat

  • jay jimenez

    Wow this would be amazing. Good way to have fun with anyone on the go ! I would love to get this on my 4S

  • Yes, it’s me on the screenshot 🙂

  • Anthony , It might make it’s way to the iPhone 4.. Just depends on the port!

  • blake molina

    FaceMan in the appstore can already do this and more.

  • Get u 1 !!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    This is great, but wouldn’t it technically be piracy to install this if you don’t have an iPad2? I’m probably wrong, but I don’t see how this any different to the piracy issues concerning a Siri port to the iPhone4.

    • Kok Hean


    • @Chronic said he couldn’t distribute it legally.

    • Yes it would be illegal

  • Get u 1

  • Get u 1

  • Anonymous

    i just use ibooth. whats the dif between ibooth and photo booth? i see none.

  • 1: I sent him the fixed photo booth app 2: this is not a successful port 3: the app lacks @2x pngs

  • Jason Ure

    Hey guys. Read this blog all the time. Great work. Just noticed that the v.i.k.t.o.r movie making app doesn’t work after jailbreak.
    Not sure who else to notify. Emailed the developers. But thought the team might need to know to fix bugs.

  • Hey simple question on my jailbroken iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 the springboard crashes quite a lot and IT’S NOT BECAUSE OF THE TWEAKS I INSTALLED!
    I think the jailbreak is still kinda buggy oh and I ussed CLI to jailbreak.
    So my question should I try to jailbreak with Absinthe now that it’s available for Windows?

    • Absinthe is just a GUI form of the iPhone Dev’s CLI tool… both use the same jailbreak exploit. It wouldn’t make a difference unfortunately.

      • Oh didn’t know that! But i found what was causing it ‘satusbarseconds’, which i actually unistalled via cydia. But somehow it was still activated, found that Out after installing sbsettings and looking at the mobile substrate addons…

      • Ah, ok 🙂

    • Isaac Young

      I had the same problem. Jailbreak with redsnow and then boot tethered. Hope that helps

  • Sebastien is there anyway you get it on iPhone4?

    • It’s not even out for iPhone 4S, so I wouldn’t expect too much for the iPhone 4

  • Guys just get iBooth from the AppStore. It is the same and it works on all devices.

  • You’re ugly sir.

  • I am sure that Apple will integrate PhotoBooth on other devices soon on like in iOS 5.2 🙂

  • Is that illegal? Is that piracy? I love the idea, and I would download it if a had an iPad 2. Cause if I dont have one, PIRACY!

  • You

    Nice! Good to see people working on smaller project like this now we just need somebody to check the capabilities string on the ipad 2 or 4S and see what the string is for airplay mirroring so older devices can get it 🙂