Apple patents optical zoom system for mobile devices

iPhone optical zoom

A patent application reveals that Apple is working on an innovative two-sensor camera system for mobile devices. Unlike some two-sensor concepts focused on 3D image capture, the intent of Apple's design would be to provide robust optical zoom capability. In a nutshell, both camera units would capture the same scene at different focal lengths simultaneously. This would result in both a wide shot and closeup taken of the same subject, which could be stored together on the mobile device.

Olloclip launches the Studio photography system for iPhone

Olloclip Studio Case

iPhone photographers can give their images a boost with the Olloclip Studio Case, featured at this year's CES in Las Vegas. The drop-resistant case is part of a complete system of accessories designed specifically for mobile photography and video on the iPhone 6/6s and Plus. Studio comes with six pieces that fit onto integrated rails along the sides of the case.

Add more 3D Touch shortcuts to the Camera app

CamTouch UnlimShortcut

3D Touch shortcut menus give iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users a fast way to access commonly used functions without opening an app. The iOS Camera app is one example, with four shortcuts listed: Take Selfie, Record Video, Record Slo-mo, and Take Photo. Obviously there are some Camera options missing, but this is because 3D Touch menus are limited to four actions system-wide. Prolific camera jailbreak developer PoomSmart seeks to change all of this with two tweaks.


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