Apple working on a camera system with two image sensors?

Apple working on a camera system with two image sensors?

It looks like Apple has been toyingwith dual-camera concepts as well. A Cupertino patent application(USPTO – No.13/331543), published last Thursday outlines a camerawhich relies on two separate imaging sensors. One is used to capturelighting data, while the other captures color information. The finalimage is, unsurprisingly, rendered using data from both sensors.According to the patent description, this design would allow forclearer photos, better color reproduction, and cheaper assembly.

However, the innovation leaves us withthe impression that, above all, the company is looking to minimizethe camera module's footprint by splitting it in two. Obviously, acamera module with the two sensors embedded is bigger, which dictatesthe device's design. The iPad Air clearly stated that thickness isone of Apple's major design obsessions at the moment, and variousrumors have referred to the upcoming iPhone 6 as "iPhone Air".Seeing Apple work on ways to make its devices thinner and lighterwithout changing how they work makes this possibility increasinglyrealistic.

via AppleInsider



1. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

HTC will sue. :D

2. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

If apple will not patent it.

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Who cares, the real problem is that we all have to prepare to be wowed by thinness again this year with an 8 MP camera.

4. Sauce unregistered

An 8 MP camera that is better than 90% other feature phone cameras LOL. #youresayinitwrong

7. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

And according to blind poll from PA, its better than flagships too

10. Sauce unregistered

Oh yea, forgot about that lol!

8. ara.armagedon unregistered


9. Sauce unregistered

Hense the comical hashtag. #somepeoplelackathingortwo

11. Nexus_bear

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

HTC can't sue. The camera module is made by Qualcomm. Invalid and not funny.

5. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Apple patents all kinds of things they never use. They seem to apply for patents that their competitors missed. Supposedly to stifle progress of their competitors.

6. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

At least they will try to use it to make better pictures not just to create useless effects that you can make with a simple app.

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