The iPhone has always had an incredible camera. Since it debuted in 2007, it’s rivaled some of the best camera phones out there. When Apple introduced the iPhone 4S, many point and shoot cameras lost a place in the pockets of consumers. It was the first time a cell phone was seen as an actual competitor to the point and shoot market. While we haven’t seen what the next iPhone will have in its arsenal, you can bet that it is going to be incredible. Maybe even more so now.
According to a story from AppleInsider, Apple is looking at swappable lenses for possible upcoming iPhones. This comes after a patent was filed looking to possibly pursue this area in the futre.
The filing states:
“It would be desirable to provide a structure for a compact device that allows the end user to reconfigure the optical arrangement of the device while retaining the benefits of assembling the device using a pre-assembled digital imaging subsystem“
This is exciting because the iPhone camera is already top-notch. Can you imagine how good the photos could be if this was brought to market? Not to mention the fact that there isn’t another phone out there that does this. We all know how Apple likes to change things up in terms of progressing.
AppleInsider gives some more info on the matter:
“The filing notes that as the quality of digital images taken with highly compact devices increases, users seek even more sophisticated features typically only found with high-end digital cameras, such as digital single reflex (DSLR) cameras. Features such as supplementary lenses and filters, optical zoom, and optical image stabilization are not typically found in multifunction devices that include a camera.“
I don’t know when or even if this feature will be coming, but I do know that I want it. On the other hand, accessories and lenses would probably be “Apple priced”, so it’s hard to say where this could go. Who knows, the patent might just sit there for ever and never be used.
What do you guys think? Is this something you would want to see on your iPhone? Comment down below and let us know