“In its quest to build smaller phones that still somehow offer better photo taking capabilities, Apple has revealed a new concept that would offer improved optical image stabilization using mirrors,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The idea is detailed in a new Apple patent application published this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,” Hughes reports. “Entitled ‘Mirror Tilt Actuation,’ the newly revealed filing describes an image sensor for small, multifunction devices like an iPhone that would compensate for the user’s hand movement to improve picture quality.”
“Apple introduced optical image stabilization in its products last year with the debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus,” Hughes reports. “The smaller iPhone 6 accomplishes this through software, while the larger iPhone 6 Plus also uses hardware OIS for superior image taking capabilities.”
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