Apple’s upcoming foldable iPhones could have better panorama cameras compared to the tech giant manufacturer’s current flagships. The company’s new patent claims that it was able to find one reason why its consumers should buy its new product.
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According to Patently Apple‘s previous report, the popular iPhone manufacturer plans to integrate multiple cameras in its upcoming foldable devices. This is expected to assist users in capturing vastly superior panoramic images.
This innovation is a great advancement in Apple’s technology. Why? Because MSPower User reported that the company’s forte is not making foldable smartphones.
Apple’s upcoming foldable iPhones
Apple’s upcoming foldable devices are expected to have flexible housing formed from flexible materials such as flexible fabric, flexible polymer, and more. They could also arrive with multiple cameras that are mounted at various locations across the flexible housing.
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Apple explained that the foldable iPhone’s housing may be bent into different configurations. These include a configuration in which the device’s case has a concave surface facing the exterior region, as well as a configuration in which the housing has a concave-convex surface facing the exterior region.
The company’s new patent explained that the cameras on the curved surface of a bent housing may have different camera image capture directions. The user can bend the foldable device’s case and orient the cameras in the desired directions to use the smartphone’s panoramic cameras to capture panoramic images or three-dimensional images.
Foldable iPhone’s multiple images feature
On the other hand, Apple’s upcoming foldable iPhones could also have a feature that allows it to capture multiple images of a scene. This can be possible since the cameras can be oriented so that their field of view can expand and allow the device to capture overlapping images that are combined together to form a composite panoramic image.