FCC Outs Belkin Physical Shutter Release Accessory for iPhone
Apple touted the iPhone 4S’s improved camera during the phone’s announcement highlighting its improved lowlight performance, 1080p video capture, and improved speed.
They even have a commercial dedicated to showing off the new camera.
Well, Belkin is the first accessory maker to take advantage of the iPhone’s improved camera by creating a physical shutter release for the iPhone 4S. The accessory leaked via the FCC and their notoriously juicy filings.
The filing reveals nothing in terms of price or availability, but it does outline how the device works. The controller triggers still or video recording via Bluetooth and the LiveAction app and even houses a detachable stand for propping up the iPhone. It will work with all iPhone's running the LiveAction app.
Belkin’s accessory paired with their LiveAction app brings photo enthusiasts once step closer to turning the iPhone 4S into a dedicated camera. The ability to adjust aperture, shutter speed, ISO, still need to be addressed, but the whole interchangeable lens thing has already been addressed
, albeit in a cumbersome manner. It will be interesting to see how soon this accessory makes its way to shelves, and see if there is a market for the device.