Apple has just been granted a new camera patent that could potentially make it into future iPhones. This new patent basically allows any camera to take high resolution images, that is, as long as it has an optical image stabilisation system, much like the iPhone 6 Plus.
In order to accomplish this, the camera will take several consecutive shots before combining them together to form one, high resolution image. If this sounds familiar, that’s because the Oppo Find 7 and 7a have the very same feature. However, there is more to this patent that just combining pictures, and it involves the OIS system.
Rather than taking a series of pictures the conventional way, the IOS system is used to shift each photo taken slightly before it is combined together. Although it’s unclear what kind of benefit this will offer, it is a rather unique take of combining multiple pictures to form one high resolution image.
However, as this is merely a patent at this point in time, it’s hard to say if it will ever make it to any Apple product. If it does, it might just further improve the iPhone’s already impressive camera.