Recently Filed Apple Patents Hint Towards Future Camera Features
With the iPhone 5 being announced and released, designers are going back to the drawing board working on future iOS devices and come to think of it, they’ve probably already been doing this for quite some time now. Based on recently filed Apple patents, ideas of what Apple plans to do with cameras have surfaced.
One of the more interesting patents covers a number of gestures that would be used for location-based filtering and distortion. This would cover gestures that would be used to make post-shot adjustments to your pictures as well. Another patent covers a form of assisted image capturing intended to help users take a picture that is “well-composed.” The patent covers a system where an image shown on the screen can be frozen if well-composed and replaced by a second image if that image is similar to the first. Similar to most patents, this patent is very vague, which is an intentional doing as it helps cover a wider array of things if argued correctly on court should the need arise. The other patents cover what seem to be to red-eye reduction related topics, outlining various ways to identify and remove the issue.
Patents overall are purposely constructed to have the widest breadth possible so that the ideas that are outlined show up in many different forms. What we do know from these patents that were recently filed is that Apple seems to be giving quite a bit of attention to its cameras for the next set of iOS devices. Although it may not exactly be PureView technology that iOS users will be getting, we’ll still have additional features to look forward to.
Source: Patently Apple