Ari Partinen, one of Nokia's PureView camera gurus, leaves for Apple

Ari Partinen, one of Nokia's PureView camera gurus, leaves for Apple
Meet Ari Partinen. He is one of the camera experts who are responsible for the Nokia N8, which came with a spectacular camera for its time period, the Nokia 808 PureView, which featured a stellar 41MP snapper on its back, and almost every PureView-equipped Nokia smartphone, such as the Lumia 920, 1020, 1520, and the Icon.

All in all, Mr. Partinen is one of Nokia's gurus in the field of mobile imaging technology, but sadly, May 9 is his last work day at the Finnish company, which sold its Devices & Services division to Microsoft. But Ari Partinen won't remain unemployed for long. In fact, he has already settled for a new job. In Cupertino, California.

That's right, one of Nokia's biggest experts in the mobile camera department announced that he will work for Apple from June onwards. This was announced by Ari Partinen himself on Twitter. He expressed his satisfaction of the outcome by stating that he will be starting "a new chapter in Cupertino". Hopefully, Ari Partinen's involvement with Apple will result into future iDevices with even better imaging capabilities.

Partinen is not the first member of the team behind the PureView technology to leave the Finns. Back in November 2012, another prominent photo guru - Damian Dinning - kissed Nokia goodbye and moved to Jaguar Land Rover.

Alas, it is pretty sad to witness that key experts are leaving Nokia, which was once the dominant player on the mobile phone market. However, times are changing and one should expect a high-ranking expert such as Ari Partinen to desert the sinking ship and look for better opportunities.


What do you think of Mr. Partinen's transition from Nokia to Apple? Drop a line and let us know!

Related phones

808 PureView
  • Display 4.0 inches
    640 x 360 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware
    0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh
  • OS Symbian Belle
N8
  • Display 3.5 inches
    640 x 360 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware
    0.25GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh
  • OS Symbian Belle
Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8
Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1
Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1
Lumia Icon
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2420 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8

FEATURED VIDEO

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless