Instagram updates with iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support

Ever since the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 released last week, many apps have been updated to support the two. Google Chrome and Sparrow (coming soon) are just a couple big apps that support the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 now. Added to that list is Instagram, the popular photography app that lets users take and share heavily-filtered images.

As with any updated app that takes advantage of the larger 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5, Instagram gives you more screen real estate when browsing through photos. Then again, capture mode looks to be a little weird on this version, since their square capture window doesn't take advantage of the larger display and instead leaves a lot of blank space.

Live filter options also look to be missing from the updated version for the iPhone 5. Live filters allow you to test out different filters before you take a photo, which can come in handy a lot. This updated version seems to be missing them, but the iPhone 4S running iOS 6 still shows the live filter button. It's unknown what the reason for that is at this point; it could be a bug or completely intentional.

There's also a new registration and login page. While you expect to see a "log in with Facebook" option, that's sadly still not a choice. You must still sign in using an Instagram account. However, you can use your Facebook information on your Instagram profile, which is an easy process now.

Instagram is a free download and the update is available now in the iTunes App Store.

[via The Next Web]