Talk about "wow." The reason for this is the fact that Apple was recently awarded a patent for a multi-point camera focusing system, (as noted by AppleInsider) and what better device to put the patent to use in than with the iPhone 5. See also iPhone 5 release date, specs and rumour round up.
According to the website, the MPCFS patent "describes a system that lets the user of a camera-equipped device select two or more areas of focus on a touchscreen which, when a picture is taken, are passed through a dedicated image processor to produce optimal sharpness and exposure for both regions." Visit New iPhone 5 to have flexible display.
"The patent calls for an image processor that continuously tracks the user-defined "regions of interest" in a combination of live image processing and auto-focus technology similar to that found in the iPhone 4S," AppleInsider notes. "Unlike the current handset, however, the focus will not be limited to center-weighting or face-detection and will in theory choose the best mix of camera settings to achieve the highest possible clarity in the multiple selected areas." Go to iPhone 5 will "launch" in September.
With that, the iOSphere was off and drawing the obvious conclusion: This patent is about to be realized in the iPhone 5.
"iPhone 5 Camera To Blow HTC One X Away With Multi-Point Touch Focus, Suggests Patent" proclaimed the headline at MotoringCrunch.com.
"We already leaped a large step forward with the new camera found on the iPhone 4S, and the reworked optics on the iPhone 5 are guaranteed to give you the chance to capture images that nobody has been able to capture previously using a smartphone," MotoringCrunch declares enthusiastically. "It is still unknown whether this technology will be used in the iPhone 5 but the competition Apple faces in the smartphone market gives it a high probability."
Way high, we're sure.