Instagram has just been updated to take advantage of iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 and its new, big screen. And while that’s all well and good, it turns out it’s missing what was once a headline feature: live filters.
Instagram has made only a tiny mention of this on the help center, saying:
As of the current release (v3.1), Instagram does not support live filters on the iPhone 5. Going forward, live filters will be phased out as we work to improve the Instagram experience for all users.
As Gruber points out, live filters were introduced recently for Instagram, and were the reason for the overhaul of many of the older filters, and the total loss of a number of them. He posits that this is due to catering for low-end Android phones, but comments over at TNW hint that the feature may have been buggy and lead to crashes.
Either way, it’s the death of a rather useful feature, and an event which will doubtless lead to some frustrated users.
[image via TNW]