New patent applications reveal the future for the camera on the Apple iPhone

Apple has filed some new patent applications that give us a look at what the future might hold for the camera on the Apple iPhone; some patents deal with editing you can do after a shot is taken to improve a picture or make it funny while other patents are for improvements in the picture taking process...
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1. wendygarett unregistered

These ideas are nice but... WHY MUST YOU PATENT IT APPLE!!! WHY!!!

9. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

They have to do it and sue because they have lost and continue to lose their hold on the smart phone market. Year after year they give isheep users the same old design and technology. 4 inch tiny screen galaxy s3's 4.8 inch super amoled HD display blows away the iphones non HDscreen!!! You know the people that continue to buy the iphone will always buy them no matter what else is out there, even with other technologies already above and beyond what apple is offering!!!!


Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

hahaha how so true. That was funny 2....

17. No_Nonsense unregistered

Litigation is the next part. How on earth can they a) file for these patents b) get these patents granted?

2. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

F##kin' Rotten Apple should be put out of business! WTF??? These gimmicks existed in hundreds of softwares before Apple's creations. What the hell? How can apple patent anyhting that they didnt invent? Next they are going to sue adobe and every other app maker that makes a living of developing photo/video apps! Now we uunderstand the true purpose of Apple's app ecosystem. Let others make good stuff, then copy/patent it and sue the smaller ones to put them out of business! BURN APPLE BURN! If apple is granted this system then the patent act is load of BS!

30. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

They don't patent the software itself.. but the process of using it in their products lol. Loopholes ftw? Like patenting curved screen internal speakers.. so in other words using tech from Samsung.. and patenting the use of the screen in a certain way preventing the creators from ever being able to use THEIR tech in that particular way.

35. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Except its not their tech! Talk about actually making tech...I bet Apple employees cant even make babies of their own...I bet they call up Samsung to send the required 'tools' for that too! A bunch of A-holes is what Apple is!

37. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Not their tech but when has Apple been a respectful company? All they do is litigate lol.. its redic.. buy other companies shiz.. call it their own.. patent stuff that requires other companies tech.. and call it a day.

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

This is plain s**t. Time to boycott and kick this company's ass.


Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

i'm definetly with u. Agreen from me!

4. nDray

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

You might think the "badge" feature is novel and interesting, but it is not new!! I've seen it back in some presentations from blackberry 10, and it sure wasn't new by then...

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

"a picture that is taken is frozen on the screen if the photographer is happy with it. A second photo can then be used to replace the first image in certain spots, if the two are basically the same pose." Isn't this the same as the "Best Face" feature on the Note 2? Where if two pictures are basically the same and you can switch the face so it looks perfect? Again, nice job Apple, copy, edit & patent. A**wipes...

7. No_Nonsense unregistered

Or a scalado developed tech? Cinemagraph or something. I forgot the name.

29. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

don't you realise that apple is patenting this after seeing that feature on the Note 2? Apple Engineer 1: "oh, what a neat feature the note 2 has!" Apple Engineer 2: "yeah, man, and it's not yet patented.." Tim Cook: "you stupids. if it's neat, not patented, and the competitors have it, then patent it!"

32. No_Nonsense unregistered

Nokia's CEO: Location, location, location Apple's CEO: Litigation, litigation, litigation.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sounds like the same tech samsung is already using in their phone. snap multiple pix real quick and auto fix "blink" that way by the device copy/pasting between pix for you. Like always, Apple wants to patent what others are already using.

40. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

others are using but have not patented.. right?

42. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

so that doesn't mean you can patent it.. prior art, dude.. prior art.. unless there is money prior to filing..

10. Kostas_13

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 07, 2012

This is getting rediculous! Apple is really "derailed" this time! Somebody stop them before they patend the inhale-exhale (breathing) proccess!!!

11. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Here we go again, taking something that exists for years, change it and then patent it. Red eyes eliminations? That idea isn't even new! And the picture thingy? Thought Note 2 has it already? Well done. Disgusting i should say. And if the U$ patent office$ allow that patents, then it is damn embarrassing.

12. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Apple did not disappoint me in this area. They really filled more technology that other companies are using.


Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

They are patening which does not belong to them. How dare they! What is wrong with the US courpted system. How sick.

16. No_Nonsense unregistered

Well, that's why I'd prefer European or Asian OEMs (although I agree Android/WP are made by US cos). Top preferences go to Nokia, Jolla and RIM.

22. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

In fairness to tue USPTO, this is an /application/ not a granted and approved patent. But it's still baloney and should be thrown out

18. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

I think apple will patent the act of patenting so when someone patents a patent apple will sue because they patented patinting! Patenciption :O

19. Kostas_13

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 07, 2012

Don't give them ideas m8! LOL

21. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

This technology and feature is already existing in most canon powershot camera and DSLR model. Nothing new!

23. krapanss

Posts: 10; Member since: May 17, 2012

Do you remember when Lumia 920 was announced and when they announced camera capabilities with all thoes lenses. I do remember that one of the option was when you take a picture and suddenly some one jumps at front of your camera. One of the lense made it possible to capture multiple images for 4s and then combine all of them to make on picture and all moving object within thoes 4 seconds were posible to delete them. This is exactly what apple is trying to patent but very similar.

24. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Yeah, everyone is trying to improve on each others ideas and makes things better for everyone. But 'innovative' Apple patents ideas that exist, twist it around, and stifle innovations by demanding payouts for them! How deep have they fallen!

26. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

this patent will never see the light

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