Even massive tech corporations such as Apple cannot do everything themselves, which is why more often than not, these companies need to license technology from other companies, or acquire existing companies to bring their technology into the fold. According to the latest reports, Apple could have recently acquired a company that specializes in camera sensors.
In a report from Image Sensors World (via MacRumors), Apple is said to have acquired or at least hired some talent from a company called InVisage. According to the report, the deal is said to have been closed in July earlier this year. Image Sensors World points out several pieces of potential evidence that this acquisition could have been true, such as how the company has removed a news page and a list of employee profiles, and also several LinkedIn accounts of past InVisage employees who now list Apple as their place of employment.
One of InVisage’s key pieces of technology is QuantumFilm, in which its pixels are said to have over three times higher dynamic range, which will allow users to capture “supremely detailed images in almost any lighting condition where there is bright sky.” Assuming Apple did acquire the company, it would be hard to tell if the technology has been or will be implemented in future iPhones.
After all companies like Apple are constantly working on improving their products and features, so it’s hard to say if future iPhone/iPad camera improvements could be a direct result of this acquisition. In the meantime Apple has recently confirmed that they have acquired a wireless charging company based out of New Zealand.
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