Apple quietly improved Burst Mode for iPhone 5s with iOS 7.0.2

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It’s only been a month or so since Apple seeded iOS 7 to the public, and it’s already posted 3 updates. Now, these updates haven’t been very significant in terms of new features, but they have include several bug fixes and improvements.

In fact, one of those improvements only just came to light. GottaBeMobile reports today that with iOS 7.0.2, Apple quietly added Burst Mode enhancements to the iPhone 5s, making the feature more useful while helping save space…

GottaBeMobile‘s Josh Smith:

“Apple delivered a new enhancement to the burst mode feature that is exclusive to the iPhone 5s. Users on iOS 7.0.2 and iOS 7.0.3 can pick their favorite photos and easily delete the rest.

This feature rounds out the burst mode feature on the iPhone 5s that is capable of taking 10 photos per second. The iPhone 5 can take multiple photos, but it is not as fast as the iPhone 5s and it is not the same as burst mode on the iPhone 5s.”

Before 7.0.2, Burst Mode allowed users to save their favorite shots, but it wouldn’t delete the whole roll. Now, when users are prompted to choose to save their favorites, they are given the option to delete the rest of the photos in the burst.

Apple released iOS 7.0.2 on September 26 with a fix for a Lock screen security bug. Burst Mode was introduced in iOS 7.