Leaks about Apple’s innovation always seem to come from Apple. Secretly, Apple has lodged a patent about their new iPhone. Apple is going to release an iPhone that will tell you when to take a photo and the camera will open automatically. Yes, you heard that correctly. The hardware for this production has been confirmed and it is due to feature in iPhones this year. Apple explains how this will work. The automatic camera will activate once detecting an intent to take a photograph or video. This will be effective when the phone is placed in a typical photography position, then the camera will open automatically.
Apple filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office on 17 January 2019.
The motion to detect the photography position is handled by accelerometers and a proximity-based sensor. At present iPhones have a short-range proximity sensor.
Not everyone will be a big fan of Apple’s automatic camera, but it will definitely add colour to the technological market.
© 2019 Henna Mahay