New Apple patent lends credence to OIS in the iPhone 6 camera

Recently, we heard a new rumor that rather than boosting the megapixel count on the next version of the iPhone, Apple was looking to improve the camera in other ways. The only real mention of how Apple would be attempting to improve the camera was with optical image stabilization (OIS). OIS is becoming more and more the standard on smartphone cameras, and a new patent application makes it look like Apple is working on the feature...
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57 Comments

35. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

sprockkets: you need to improve your writing skill. You wrote: "Apple regulary patents stuff others come up with." The correct verbiage out to be Apple regulary patents IMPROVEMENTS ON stuff others come up with. These improvements are why Apple gets the patent. If you patent the first mouse trap, that would NOT stop other people from patenting BETTER mouse traps. The second point is that if these improvements were so easy to make, then why didn't you patent them yourself? I am a patent holder who made a work-around on an existing patent. It took 3 years and numerous challenges from the Patent office. When I speak about patents, I speak from experience.

30. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

You are waiting your time trying to speak reasonably. Common sense should have came into play when they read the article but nope. I guess they don't think the point and shoot OEMs and cellular OEMs haven't filed for a patent on their version of OIS. If they have created a new method of achieving it then why should they not patent it. If you use Canons method or Nokias method that they have patents for, guess what.........they are going to sue you and make you pay them for using something they spent time creating. Simple enough but the blind fanboy crybaby mess is alive and well of PA.

38. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

+1, this is a whine-1-1 emergency

7. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I wonder how long until LG gets sued for the G2...

11. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Gimme a sec and i'll tell you when... (Phone beeping) Hello, Apple?

9. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

LOL, iOS gets OIS. Nice.

15. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Where is optical zoom?

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Put it into this years iphone apple, I'm lining up now to camp out.

19. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol yep! I love my 5s but I'll be happy to see what they offer.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man I can't wait till the new one drops. I am sooo camping out to get it. Last year I dragged my wife an long, and she actually enjoyed it. I married a nerd lol ;).

23. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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27. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

If you can not wait you can try the Lumia 920/925/928/1020/1520, each of these phones has 3-axis gyroscope floating lens technology.

28. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Because overpaying for something is WAY COOLER BRAH. Don't you know anything?

40. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

no quality apps, the viewfinder on the devices are meh, no built-in hdr mode and I don't want to photoshop my image for hdr after taking a shot, (excluding the 1520) you can actually see individual pixeld in apps likr the calendar app and color representation on lumias is a hit or miss so yeah, I'd rather stick to my 5s with s-s-ss-l-l-o-o-w-w motion video.

49. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

oh dear..another ignorant person who doesn't know anything about lumias no quality apps ??? there r tons and 99% of quality apps on android store r covered in Wp( it's not anyone's problem that u r living under a rock for the past months). the viewfinder on the devices are meh ??? with u have proved that u literally know nothing about lumias actually according to most reviews including PA's and gsmarena's Nokia camera viewfinders r the best viewfinders. no built-in hdr mode?, even though that's correct , there's a built in manual HDR through bracketing but there r tons of quality camera apps that offers HDR. you can actually see individual pixels in apps like the calendar app?? This is trolling and showing ignorance at the same time because unless u r talking about low end lumias like 520/620, u can't see any pixels at any instance on high end lumias (920.925.928. 1020...). ironically speaking . lumia 920 and above have higher PPI than that of any iphone (or any apple device). color representation on lumias is a hit or miss ?? with this, u have hit the nail on ur coffin . lumia devices (both LCD and amoled devices) r one of best according to most reviews in terms colour representation and other display performance categories . Not to mention that u can change colour representation to what suits to u via lumia colour profile. even though 5s is very respectable smartphone, but " s-s-ss-l-l-o-o-w-w motion video" is no way cooler than video lossless zoom on lumia pureview devices (video lossless zoom is available to lumia 92x , 1020 and 1520 unlike photo lossless zoom which is available only to 1020 and 1520). not to mention that the 5s' mono recording capabilities make recording Vids useless where most smartphones use stereo recording let alone lumia devices( all including low ends like 620 and 720) with their HAAC technology and their 3 to 4 stereo mics

52. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Well your replying to a Apple fan who only perishes and gives credit to Apple only, though he has screen-name and an avatar of "Android" he loves Apple, but trolls on Android. Just like that guy "JakeLee" whose a system-developer for Android, and bashes Android with his great knowledge, that hardly there is no one to dispute against hi, cause no one is a system-developer or software-devolper..

57. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol proof you absolutely know NOTHING about tech.

41. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

no quality apps, the viewfinder on the devices are meh, no built-in hdr mode and I don't want to photoshop my image for hdr after taking a shot, (excluding the 1520) you can actually see individual pixeld in apps like the calendar app and color representation on lumias is a hit or miss so yeah, I'd rather stick to my 5s with s-s-ss-l-l-o-o-w-w motion video.

39. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

dark, this time I keep a pineapple around if any Samsung journalist comes up to met he's getting knocked on the head!

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao good one. +1

31. rightcue805

Posts: 55; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

if you wait in line for more then 2 hours for anything you HAVE NO LIFE! stupid fan boys!

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You sound butthurt dude. Camping out is fun.

34. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Errr. Maybe you enjoy standing in line. Not me. Although, if Apple releases the iP6 with an OIS-enabled camera and a 4.7+ inch screen, I might be tempted to get one. Even then, I still will not be standing in line; if I do get an iP6, the only standing I will be doing is while I am signing for the FedEx delivery. Then again, if Apple drops a half-baked iOS v 8 on the iP6, I will pass.

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hey DXD, I honestly enjoy it. It's always been fun just hanging out talking to people, and the fact that my wife likes it makes it even cooler. People like rightcue805 say if u do it you have no life, but is coming to PA to insult people for doing and using what they like having a life?

48. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Lining up for a device which still has no 1080P screen No Quadcore No file manager No bluetooth No options to download keyboards No 470PPI No real multitasking So what am i lining up for....? A logo, ...? Aluminium is cheaper to buy than plastic... No access to it's platform OS- hardware Wow these users line up for a 3 years old device Rotflmfao Send from my iP5s64Gb

50. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha Apple stop copying Nokia, do your own research and dont steal other companies work. Apple will use this as a marketing trick.....we are the first one with ois hahaa apple you truly suck!

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awww shut up.
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