iPhone attachment adds 14-megapixel camera and a better flash, launches November 28

iPhone attachment adds 14-megapixel camera and a better flash, launches November 28
As we said in our iPhone 5 review, Apple's latest and greatest smartphone is well capable of taking great photos with its 8-megapixel camera. Those who wish to take their iPhone photography to an even higher level, however, will be able to do so with this peculiar add-on.

Popular artist and entrepreneur will.i.am announced the upcoming launch of his i.am+ gadget lineup, and the first item to see the light of day will be an iPhone accessory. Basically, the gizmo is a dedicated 14-megapixel camera equipped with its own image sensor, optics, flash, and what seems to be a dedicated shutter key. 

Will.i.am and the i.am+ camera

Will.i.am and the i.am+ camera

No further details about the hardware have been revealed yet, but will.i.am promises that his attachment will "turn your smartphone into a genius-phone". Both the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4 will be compatible with the i.am+ camera, so we presume that an iPhone 4S will work with it as well. 

Interested in getting one already? Well, if you live near London you'll be able to buy the add-on at Selfridges, where it will be sold starting November 28. Pricing has not been disclosed, but chances are that the i.am+ camera won't come cheap.

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  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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49 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Why not just attach the PureView 808 and then you'll have great camera on your phone...

10. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Why not just buy a PureView packing device

18. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

NO, I put a camera on yo camera, brotha!!!

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Will you all look at X-ibit?? He's probably laughing at the new add-on gadget!

2. LAFN

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Can I snap on a bigger screen and different OS too?

7. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

don't need to bro, the pureview screen is already as big as the ip5, the OS is even better than the so-yesterday ios...hell, even all the other aspects are better than the iphone, including the hardware....

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you can't downgrade a superior OS, so your answer is no.

40. bachelorrn0121

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

i agree with you.. you can't downgrade ios because it is already downgraded.. :P

46. kboo1995 unregistered

Just tell me what is bad about ios ?? Is it because it doesn't have colored stuff on the back ???or because there is no read able systrm files ? Just tell me 5 important things are in andriod and not on ios or windows phone and i will shut up for ever

47. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Widgets 1080p screens Customization without jail breaking ROM support from xda ------ Best one More free apps Replaceable batteries And as for why iOS sucks, it's so damn closed that someone who dished out money for it can't customize it to their likings without voiding their warranty. The OS has been stale for 2 years now. What are the biggest improvements from iOS 4 to iOS 6? Don't say wallpapers, because a Motorola flip phone had that capability since 2002.

49. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

File Manager Widgets Better Multitasking Better customization (Different ROMs) And that's about it.

41. thelegend6657 unregistered

Taco , is that you ?

3. SleepingOz unregistered

One advantage I have to admit about the iphone is that since it's a status symbol, it has the best accessories.

21. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Only in this case it's a disadvantage.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Best everything actually.

34. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

dont go over the top idiot, nothing is the best and the iphone 5 like all phones has flaws go troll and praise on apple sites

4. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

this proves that the customers are not satisfied of the iPhone camera

25. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

No, it proves that people will come up with anything to get in your pockets.

43. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

and people are not satisfied with the iPhone camera. XD

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

So what you're saying is: the iPhone 5 REALLY has a sub par camera and there is great room for improvement. Let's see, here's just a minor list of "attachments" or iPeripherals to complete the incomplete: 1. Separate camera "attachment" to take better pictures because the stock camera doesn't quite cut it (although, it takes "greeeaatt!" purple photos). 2. Separate battery "attachment" aka Mophie Case because the standard stock battery has incomplete mAh. 3. Separate speaker "attachment" for "better" sound. 4. Separate computer to sync Apple Store content and media content. 5. Separate Wi-Fi Wireless Router or Mobile Hotspot "attachment" because everything is relegated to Wi-Fi. 6. Separate iSuitcase "attachment" to carry everything because there's NO MORE ROOM in my gym bag.

8. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

im sorry but purple pics...hmm like the nexus 4 right? if your gonna slate one slate all with the same problem second that ''sub par'' camera is better then most android camera's like the gs3. so your saying all phones android phones also have sub par camera's your no longer funny, actually doubt your were ever funny. your just hating as the iphone which ever way you look at it always is centre of attention for gadgets and accessories like this so that extra battery pack for the gs3 must mean the gs3 's battery is weak and pathetic right?

17. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

My dear lady, you've completely miSiNferred my statement; I said nothing about the GS3. In fact, of all the GS3 devices I have tested, the number of GS3's needing an external camera "attachment" attached to take better photos is ∅. Please don't be so iDefensive as, it's most unbecoming [of a lady]…

20. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

do you work hard to be unfunny or does it come naturally? no you said nothing about the gs3 as your trying to be ''cool'' slating the iphone and hoing all your android fanboys will pat you on the back, even though slating the iphones camera also means the gs3 has a sub par camara. and in many tests is worse then the iphones in terms of camera and putting the letter ''i'' infront of words is so tragic. im sure you think your funny but honestly your not and anyone telling you to carry on with it arent looking out for you there ( like everyone else) are laughing at you not with you so maybe go play with your blocks little boy ohh im sorry i should put it so you will understand go play with your iblocks

42. thelegend6657 unregistered

I told him before , adding an i infront of anything doesnt make it better or funny

22. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i saw no mention in his comment comparing it to android. so you decide to bring up purple pictures on the nexus 4..... i've seen only one for the nexus 4 that was very poor quality taken in a tight space with alot of unnecessary lighting. as opposed to the many i've seen from the iPhone with all sorts of ppl being able to recreate them. as for the article it's sad to have to attach a separate camera to your phone just to get it to work the way you want. and if that wasn't bad enough you have to buy it from a douchebag like will.i.am! accessories are cases, batteries, screen protectors, stylus, chargers or things like that. this shouldn't be considered an accessory since it tries to modifies the actual hardware. proving that some ppl buy this phone only for the status symbol it is but can't live with what they pay for. why not just buy a phone that does what you want in the first place?

24. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Gracias José!! +1

29. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I do not understand what you are whining all about. The fact is no phone work the way I want it to work, because I want my phone to work like a DSLR. So if there is an attachment or accessory that can make it work like that I don't see anything wrong with that or how this make the phone worse than other phones. I guarantee if they had come out with an accessory lie that for the galaxy S3 or any android phone that you like, you would be singing a different tune. Do not be a hater, be a fan of technology.

32. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

thank you, exactly what i mean, anything for the iphone and its time to slate it...for android its amazing......getting old fast and sadly there arent many fans of tech on here as you can see...just fanboys of android

33. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

sad for will.i.am i wouldn't even pay to have him erased off the face of the earth much less pay for this even if it worked with my one s. i would however piss on his grave...i don't hate technology. i merely hate the fact that a fcktard like him can pull something out of his @$$ n the masses buy it up without question. ppl buy this crap just to be part of the in crowd, whether it works or not. as for what i put on my phone, i put cheap cases n screen protectors. most i've ever bought is a$30 hand stylus :-) my phone is basic i txt, call, snap random boring pix n make the occasional video call. i don't need fancy "add ons" to make my phone work right.

35. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

its not about making it work right, its about adding and increasing what you can do with your phone. besides just because you dont want this doesnt mean others dont. if your so against accessories why are you on this article about an attachment your not interested in? you sound full of hate for no reason and as for part of the in crowd, this attachment isnt for the crowds, it would only attract those needing more from the camera. if your happy with your basic phone fine but you cant judge others that want to expand the features on there phones

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