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Apple could plan to release DSLR-like lenses for future iPhone models

Apple granted patent on DSLR-style lens mounting system for future generations of iPhones, could see the device actually get a decent camera after-all (NASDAQ:AAPL)

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Apr 1, 2014 8:27 pm

A new patent filed by Apple is lending some insight into the companies future plans for its iPhone and iPad mobile devices. The patent shows that Apple has came up with a concept that would see DSLR-like interchangeable lenses attaching to a bayonet-style mount surrounding the camera. Add-on lenses for the iPad and iPhone have been around since the first iPhone launched, and now it looks like Apple wants to cash in on those accessories.

 

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The bayonet mounting method has several advantages over some of the magnetic, and clip-on designs that are already on the market as it gives Apple a way to ensure that the lens is perfectly aligned with the iPhone's camera sensor every time. This will improve image quality, and allow Apple a licensing avenue that would force lens makers to pay Apple for the rights to create lenses to mount onto the new iPhones. In the end, I feel that this is exactly what Apple was going for, and I actually think that they will release this mount in the form of a case rather than built into the camera.

NEWS SOURCES
Digitaltrends.com, Patft.uspto.gov

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