Apple patented a camera remote control with notifications and photo editing

Apple patented a camera remote control with notifications and photo editing

Apple has filed a patent applicationfor a camera remote control. The possible product looks unexpectedlybasic for something designed in Cupertino, but it has powerfulfunctionality. What we have at a glance is a little rectangle with atouch-screen display, playback buttons, power buttons, and fouradditional hardware keys that connects to the iPhone via Bluetooth. 

The remote offers full camera control - changing modes, shutterspeeds and frame rates, turning activation on or off, and the like.Also, the device touts a notification system that lets it show theiPhone or iPad camera's status via its display and lights - forexample, whether the camera just took a picture, is still recording,is on or off, and vice versa. In addition, users will be able toreplay photos and videos, and remotely edit images directly on theremote's display.

It is not yet known when, and if thisaccessory will appear on the market. The patent was filed back in2009.

Speaking of Apple cameras, the upcomingiPhone 6 will reportedly feature optical image stabilization fromInvenSense. The same company has supplied up to 157 million componentunits to Samsung for its Galaxy smartphones. Other reports indicatean 8MP Sony sensor and 6p sapphire lenses.

source: USPTAvia AppleInsider



1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

So they're getting a patent for something Oppo is already doing. Awesome

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I don't think it's the same thing at all. It's more advance and I think it'll probably be a function shows up on the iWatch (or whatever they call it).

9. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Along with those in the action camera market, namely GoPro, Drift and Sony.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Hmmmm, yes, this should definitely help the selfie crowd...maybe even cause the creation of selfie movie.

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

A series called selfie is actually coming to abc I kinda missed the date part though

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

So if your holding the remote.. Who's holding the phone? This seems useless, idk.

5. Sauce unregistered

I don't think this would be for consumers, I think this remote would be for Apple themselves, with all those commercials they make using their products lately (5s).

6. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

I already use WirelessMobileUtility by Nikon to do this. If I have to carry 2 gadgets anyway, then I might as well use a real camera.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Cameras have been remotely controlled for ages and ANYONE should be able to do this ANY industry including mobile phones. Why is Apple getting away with patenting everything? This needs to stop.

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