“One of the forty patent applications that were published by the US Patent & Trademark Office for Apple this past week focused on advancing FaceTime conferencing,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Years ago, the vast majority of video conferences were conducted in controlled studios or conference rooms designed with specialty lighting for optimal viewing. Today that’s all changed; the vast majority of video conferences are done on the fly, on the go, in a meeting, in a park, in your car, in a lobby or in your home office where lighting conditions could be insufficient or constantly changing,” Purcher reports. “The standard Auto Exposure (or AE) features found in most mobile phones today weren’t designed to adapt to those kinds of quickly changing lighting environments for mobile video conferences.”

Purcher reports, “Apple’s invention illustrates the intent is to go far beyond the auto exposure standards of today to deliver a solid solution to this problem. “

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Edward Weber" for the heads up.]