Glyn Evans over at The iPhoneography Blog reports this morning that the authentic Camera+ by tap tap tap is returning to the App Store soon, states a new post on the tap tap tap blog.

Buried in a post about the update of their app Voices 2 was this gem:

On a side note, for those of you who’ve been clamoring to hear some news on the ultimate photo app, Camera+, we’ve got some great stuff for you… our newest version is now finished and in review in the App Store, so it should be available anytime now.

You can read the entire blog post here.

The app was pulled from the App Store in August 2010 because of the hidden VolumeSnap feature which could be toggled on so the volume buttons on the iPhone could be used as a shutter release.

This announcement caught me by surprise as well. Although I’ve kept in contact with tap tap tap, they have been have been very tight-lipped about the status of the app. I wasn’t expecting to see Camera+ return until Summer 2011 — about a year off the App Store, as is Apple’s “punishment” for such offenses. I’m glad to see it return much sooner. Here’s hoping there are no Easter eggs or hidden feature which delay approval and the return of the app.

If you missed out on Camera+ before it was pulled, you’ll soon have your chance to purchase the app. We’ll keep you posted on its return and have a review of the promised new features as soon as we know more.


UPDATE: According to alexp2, a user on Reddit and the developer of CameraSync, “It will be coming back with the same app ID etc, so it will update as if it had never left. When Apple pulls apps, they retain all their data — even if the apps stay pulled for a long time.”

Basically, what this means is that Camera+ should appear as any other update for previous owners when and if it hits the App Store. It’ll be interesting to see how this actually pans out.  =M=