Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox Every Day! Join our Mailing List!
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Apple Patent Application Hints at iPhone with Interchangeable Lens

by

A new patent application has surfaced from Apple that shows a version of the iPhone with a swappable camera lens. I think that would be a fantastic option on the iPhone and any other smartphones. I would love to be able to snap on a telephoto lens on my phone to take pictures from a distance.

The patent application is titled Back Panel for a Portable Electronic Device with Different Camera Lens Options. It was filed in late 2010, and a portion of the patent reads: “It would be desirable to provide a structure for a compact device that allows the end user to reconfigure the optical arrangement of the device while retaining the benefits of assembling the device using a pre-assembled digital imaging subsystem.”

The patent outlines an iPhone with a removable back plate that would expose the camera optics. Options such as a removable IR-cut filter will allow the capturing of black and white images in lowlight conditions and a close up lens could be optional for macro photography. While there have certainly been numerous after-market add on lenses, I hope Apple actually makes something from this patent app, which would provide for a much better integrated experience for photographers.





Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.


« Previous
Next »

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Grifta Modular Gamepad: Play Anywhere, Anyhow

Grifta Modular Gamepad: Play Anywhere, Anyhow

Review: Dell XPS 13 (UHD+ 2015 Model)

Review: Dell XPS 13 (UHD+ 2015 Model)

Kitchen Towels Look Like Sushi Rolls

Kitchen Towels Look Like Sushi Rolls

Amazon Patent App Outlines Plan to 3D Print Goods Inside Delivery Vehicles

Amazon Patent App Outlines Plan to 3D Print Goods Inside Delivery Vehicles

Tesla Touchscreen Easter Egg Discovered

Tesla Touchscreen Easter Egg Discovered

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo