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  • Apple Purchases Israeli Camera-Technology Company, LinX


    Apple recently confirmed that it has purchased the Israel-based camera technology company, LinX Imaging, which specializes in “multi-aperture image technology” for DSLR-quality images. The acquisition was made for a price of roughly $20 million. The company’s websites boasts that LinX cameras are “significantly smaller than any camera on the market today, leading the way to DSLR performance in its slim handsets.”

    The Cupertino California company has placed a large emphasis on the picture taking abilities of its iPhone series and even ran a recent ad campaign that helped spotlight photographs that were taken with the flagship iPhone 6. LinX cameras used multiple sensors to capture both 2D and 3D images with applications tapping into the 3D picture to refocus an image after it has already been taken, very similar to the technology found in the Lytro camera for those of you who are familiar with it. This 3D data can also applications to measure the true dimensions of objects, create 3D object modeling and also accomplish real-time background replacement in video.

    According to LinX’s site, the technology “sets new standards for image quality parameters such as low light performance, HDR, refocusing, color fidelity, shutter lag and more.” The technology that LinX has to offer seems to align with a previous rumor that suggests that Apple’s next-gen iPhone update could possibly employ a two-lens system for improved photography. If all checks, out, the rumor may turn out to be true given the recent acquisition. Ultimately we’ll have to wait and see.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Purchases Israeli Camera-Technology Company, LinX started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. X-Men's Avatar
      X-Men -
      Bad omen for apple. Downfall starts...?
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      One can only hope you're kidding.
    1. aaronkl's Avatar
      aaronkl -
      Quote Originally Posted by X-Men View Post
      Bad omen for Apple. Downfall starts...?
      The best technology comes from Israel! Without that purchase the iPhones and Macs still have Israeli hardware inside..
    1. RandyTG's Avatar
      RandyTG -
      "Ultimately we’ll have to wait and see." should be the last phrase in any article or discussion involving Apple products.
    1. DoctorPaco's Avatar
      DoctorPaco -
      Quote Originally Posted by RandyTG View Post
      "Ultimately we’ll have to wait and see." should be the last phrase in any article or discussion involving Apple products.
      *any product
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      One can only hope you're kidding.
      Posts like that are when we need down vote buttons.