iPhone Camera: Apple Opens Research Laboratory in Grenoble

iPhone Camera: Apple Opens Research Laboratory in Grenoble

March 7, 2017 Electronics 0

Photography by Smartphone makes common digital cameras always superfluous. So will Apple continue to provide a high quality camera its iPhone customers and provides research on the technology in focus for this. According to the French newspaper, the Group establishes a new research laboratory in Grenoble Dauphine Libere, that work on the development of camera sensors and image technologies for iOS devices to.

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cooperation with STMicroelectronics

the lease is reportedly already signed. The establishment in the French Alps covers an office space of 800 square meters according to the newspaper. The Center on the Rue Ampere was opened in cooperation with Apple’s partner STMicroelectronics, which already was providing components for various Apple products in the past. About 30 new employees have their contracts already in the bag.

Apple is already working on image technologies

the project is but not completely new: supposedly, Apple already operates a secret laboratory in the region. For a year, engineers in the European Research Centre MINATEC work there rumored on the development of image technologies.

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first smart phone with dual camera?

goal of researchers is the further development of camera sensors, which are used in iPads and iPhones. So, the camera in future models should be much larger. For the upcoming iPhone 7 plus and the iPhone there are 7 Pro probably equal to two lenses on the back, allowing for example the simultaneous recording of photos and videos in addition to wide angle snapshots. For the normal iPhone 7 with 4.7 inch should at least a larger lens with optical image stabilization there that reminds a little of a bull’s-eye on current images.