Apple patent explores dual cameras for thinner iPhones
Apple’s obsession for thin and light has been predominant ever since the launch of the original iPod more than a decade ago. It’s definitely a pleasant experience to carry a phone in your pocket that you can barely feel, and Apple keeps pushing the bar in this department every two years or so, and a new patent reveals what the company might be trying next.
Apple’s new patent filing experiments with split camera technology. The idea is that one sensor would capture luma, or brightness, data, while the other could capture chroma, or color, information. The name of the patent is “Electronic device with two image sensors,” and even though it doesn’t specify which type of mobile device would be benefited, the patent digs deep into iPhone and Mac territory.
At this point, and with the rumors of an iPhone 6 being 0.22-inches thick, there’s no denying that we could assume this to be included in the device’s launch. Sadly because this is still a patent, it’s hard to predict given Apple’s nature of patenting everything and not launching it all.