New Apple patent lends credence to OIS in the iPhone 6 camera
posted by Michael H. / Jan 11, 2014, 11:16 AM
Unlike many of the patents that we see, which are granted too close to a device's release to reasonably expect it in that device, this patent has a very good shot of becoming reality. It is very likely that Apple wants to add OIS to the next iPhone camera; Apple hates to pay patent licensing fees; and, the next iPhone won't even be hitting mass production for about another 6 months or so.
Apple first filed the patent back in 2012, and has likely been waiting on its approval before moving forward with OIS capabilities in the iPhone, which might explain why the 5s didn't have the feature. There are obviously other patents out there which cover optical image stabilization, so we're assuming that the USPTO found something unique in Apple's patent (perhaps the use of a coil and magnet system to move the lens with three degrees of freedom). Or, the USPTO may simply be pushing patents through without checking too much. It's always hard to say with the USPTO.
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Good. That way, no one can steal camera ideas from Apple.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 11:19 AM 2
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I know, I wouldn't want anyone to steal the same camera they have used for 3 years.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 11:40 AM 13
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The camera on the iPhone 5S can't even touch the cameras on any Lumia high end Lumia models since mid-2013, G2, Z1, and let's not even mention the 1020. It competes with the S4 or Note 3, but is no way better.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 2:27 PM 14
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+1,The iphone 5s is a brilliant performer over other devices out there with a larger 8mp sensor that means it has even better dynamic range, making it better in low light (the Z1 takes not-so-great low light shots btw). It has a new dual tone flash that is an industry first and it intelligently evaluates the amount of flash to get more accurate colors and skin tones. The 5S only beats the 1020 on control cuz seriously you can't just give someone on the street to take a shot without giving a little explanation. It's a notable patent because I remember a post here on PA mentioning that with a slim body the ip6 wasn't going to get ois but now that they found a way to do it I guess someone has to CALL whine-1-1, we need a wambulance!!
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 8:59 PM 4
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God creations then people follows and try to make possible. I mean Nokia creations then other phone companies follows and try to make possible.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 2:18 PM 4
yet again another Apple B.S. patent
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 11:21 AM 9
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They will probably advertise it as the world's first OIS in a smartphone.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 11:24 AM 12
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LOL that is funny... but technically it would be red kryptonite lol ...what irritates me is in the age where we should push our boundaries to free innovation and invention to achieve our greatest potential as a generation... apple wants to restrict and stop that motion with all this lawsuits and patents because of one reason .....they can't keep up.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 10:48 PM 0
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And still uses an outdated screen 960-540. We are on 1080P Has 330Ppi, they said it was the highest 64Bit with 1Gb RAM,,, really? Lmfao. What a gimmick.. still lags and stutters when motion control is on. Underpowered by not providing a bigger battery so they can rinse and make 300% profit by not providing a 2000Mah battery. What i don't understand is iOs is a very light Os, with fake multitasking which apps freezes when opening another app. ArmV8 is a A57 A15 CPUs, which even clocked at 1.3Ghz should preform like a 2.3Ghz. Cause it is a beast of a chip, which has 100% more Torque and uses less power to preform as a 2.3Ghz chip. Looks like they totally underclocked it and used A9 cores but not a full pure A15. Like what Snapdragon800. Sacrafice power by saving battery. What a joke. I prefer power over not having battery lasting long, well atleast you can enjoy the power of a true A15s.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 10:30 AM 0
I get the feeling a lot of people here just don't understand anything about patents. You can patent something to do the same thing as another patent in a different way. Or you can patent related technologies without being the original inventor, like adding on new things to an existing patent. This patent means Apple came up with their own way of doing OIS. It doesn't mean they can turn around and sue HTC or LG for already having phones with OIS, and if you think they will then when has that ever happened? (hint:never)
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 11:36 AM 10
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They sued Samsung and won and one of their major reasons for filing suit was that the Samsung "stole their chasis design, and it hurt their iPhone sales." Ray Charles could see that the Galaxy Devices do not resemble the iPhone. Do you read the news? If you don't think this won't turn into them trying to sue other companies based off of similar reasoning with this patent, you're sorrily mistaken.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 11:39 AM 7
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Are you kidding me? The original galaxy S device was damn near a carbon copy of the iPhone 3G/3GS. Sorry bro, you just lost all credibility with that one. This is where the samsung/ Apple court wars started. It really had nothing to do with the current galaxy s devices. Yes some of the newer devices came into play, but that is just the back and fourth war they have going on. They originally went after them with the galaxy s. The thing even had software that looked like ios. They didn't take the idea and do it there own way.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 12:54 PM 6
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You might want to go check out the first Galaxy S and see what Samsung did to the UI. It definitely looked like the iPhone but thank goodness Sammy went in a different direction with the S2 which was probably the best of the S series. That phone was awesome in almost all respects IMO.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 5:33 PM 2
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Carbon copy? Did you have ever seen a galaxy with iphone 3g/3gs?? I am sure you didnt and even if you did, most probably you were without your spectacle othrrwise you might never call it a carbon copy...
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 3:38 PM 1
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Lol selective memory? The Galaxy S that looked like the iPhone wasn't even released in The USA. How Apple used it in court was beyond me because the carrier variants were totally different. And they got Samsung for the Nexus S which wasn't even fully designed by Samsung.mstoo being a moronic Apple lover and open your eyes. You clueless ifans are not only hypocritical but also stupid and ridiculous.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 10:51 AM 3
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Apple regulary patents stuff others come up with. It's unfortunately industry standard practice. They did it with the fused screen design that Samsung already had out, as an example. OIS is decades old as well, with Canon being one of the ones who had it first with their old camcorders. Sony does it digitaly with their old ones as well. Or do you seriously think Nortel came up with online advertising and a mobile gui?
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 1:30 PM 1
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