Apple gets two patents for interchangeable mobile camera lenses
0. phoneArena 28 Jan 2014, 21:24 posted on
Patent filings don't always point us towards features or products that we're likely to see become reality for consumers, but they often are quite telling when it comes to what a company is thinking and how it is considering moving forward with certain products. By far, the most patent filings we see are from Apple, and today brings Apple two new patents for interchangeable mobile camera lenses...
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1. teja171 (unregistered)
Wow, i want to see this in action.
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Meh. I think the lens plate (or whatever it is called) on the Nexus 5 camera is a better way to go. More minimalist than a whole phone back plate.
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 18432; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
But u haven't even seen apples in the wild yet, just another weak attempt to bash.
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10312; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The patents that have been surfacing lately from Apple are pretty legit.. Show me what you got Apple!
5. Killertech2099 (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Wait they already have a changeable lens for iphones, too many accessories. It looks promising though
6. nctx77 (Posts: 1448; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
You forgot the third patent for an ipad stylus. No, this is not a joke.
7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3311; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I could've sworn I've seen a Sony commercial recently that showed them putting a large DSLR style lens on the back of a smart phone. I doubt they'd advertise something if they didn't already have a patent on it. Besides that I remember seeing a few non OEM companies coming out with something like that a few years back, I don't remember what phones they were available for (they were semi universal depending on the placement of the camera sensor on the phone) but I remember it wasn't available for whatever phone I had at the time. As the author stated, hopefully the USPTO checks for prior art.
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 18432; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Would love to see this in action, apple show me the MONEYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!