Even though optical image stabilization has become one of the preferred standards that high-end smartphones include today, it’s interesting to see companies like Apple and Samsung completely neglect the technology. Apple has decided to opt for stabilizing photos on its iPhone 5s through software enhancements, and even though these have done a good job for the phone, its hard to call them perfect when comparing photos against any high-end Nokia Lumia. Apple is clearly under pressure to continue improving the camera on its future iPhone 6, and new rumors point to its probable strategy.
InvenSense is a company that’s famous for providing gyroscope and accelerometer sensors for OEMs. Apple isn’t in its list of customers, but reports have it that InvenSense is trying to sell Apple its new optical image stabilization module of the next-generation iPhone. The report states that:
There’s one additional socket that InvenSense could win on the iPhone — an OIS gyroscope. The burgeoning technology is used to improve smartphone camera’s by stabilizing the image using a gyroscope. Samsung neglected to use the technology in the Galaxy S5, but Apple may decide to integrate it into the iPhone 6. If it does, InvenSense is a clear choice.
Obviously at this point its hard to tell if there will be a negotiation between both companies for the iPhone 6 that may be launched in June. Let’s hope both companies do.