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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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Will.i.am to Launch 14 Megapixel Camera Add-on for iPhone




Telegraph reports that Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am will be launching an iPhone accessory next week that promises to boost your iPhone's camera significantly.
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The first product from his new consumer electronics and app venture i.am+ is an accessory that clips onto an iPhone and transforms the eight megapixel smartphone camera into a 14 megapixel camera, which it is claimed dramatically enhances the clarity and definition of your photographs. Speaking exclusively to The Daily Telegraph, he says: 'We have our own sensor and a better flash. You dock you phone into our device and it turns you smartphone into a genius-phone. We take over the camera.'
Few details are offered, but it is described as interfacing to the iPhone through the dock-connector and has its own camera and flash hardware.

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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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I haven't heard anyone complaining that the iPhone needs more megapixels... seems 100% useless.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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i doubt it will be useful
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:38 AM   #4
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Pics or it didn't happen.

I don't believe these kind of wild claims, until I have evidence of the contrary. Less disappointments that way.

Edit: "it is described as interfacing to the iPhone through the dock-connector and has its own camera and flash hardware." Ah, in that case it's more believable.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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So you have to carry this extra 'camera' with you, but it only works when attached to the iPhone?

Why not just a standalone camera then?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:38 AM   #6
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This add-on better be so three thousand and eight.

And not two thousand and late
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:42 AM   #7
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This add-on better be so three thousand and eight.

And not two thousand and late

i logged on just to like that comment.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:44 AM   #8
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This add-on better be so three thousand and eight.

And not two thousand and late
Yeah, as in, for the 5, not the 4/4S.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:48 AM   #9
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Or you could buy a professional camera......
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:49 AM   #10
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The iOS version of the Samsung galaxy camera?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:49 AM   #11
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The add-on carries Megapixels of fourteen...

And it's maker claims it lean and mean...

It will come out in two thousand and thirteen...

Will.I.Am promoting the camera of dreams.

Oh...and one more thing. It (the camera) will be the size of a Black-eyed pea!!
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:51 AM   #12
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This add-on better be so three thousand and eight.

And not two thousand and late
First thing I thought of was the camera add-on my dad had for his palm pilot... I remember that being our first digital camera.

Edit: This was in the late 90s if I remember correctly.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:53 AM   #13
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If it's got a real (optical) zoom and a much better flash, I'm in!

But I'm more for the zoom and better lighting, I really don't need that many more megapixels...

It would be great if it could flip around and be a front facing camera too! *Probably an option for the lightning connector devices, right? Unless it's got a case for the phone built in, I assume it'll work on the iPad and iPad Mini and iPod Touch too.

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I had a Kodak DC20 in 1995. It shot 320x240 pixel photos. The Apple QuickTakes predated that and were around as early as 1993-1994.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:53 AM   #15
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It sounds like a camera that just requires an iPhone for you to be able to use it...Cool, I guess.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:53 AM   #16
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You dock you phone into our device and it turns you smartphone into a genius-phone.
Sounds like someone needs a genius-phone to correct their grammar.
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Because when I'm looking to do photography, I immediately think 'Will i am'
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Sounds like someone needs a genius-phone to correct their grammar.
You put you right foot in, you put you right foot out, you put you right foot in, and you shake it all about...
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:01 AM   #20
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What's the point?

1. The iPhone already has a decent camera.
2. I don't need another bulky accessory.
3. Megapixels aren't everything.
4. I don't need something that's made by will dot i dot am plus.
5. It will probab--er--definitely cost a lot.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:04 AM   #22
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Will.i.am ?

Well.i.never !



will.i.am logic describing the idea of the iPhone camera and new camera accessory..

“Straight away I was like, that cameras dope. Then the second camera came in and I was like, that’s two times dope. So now I think we need to add another camera and that makes it like three times super dope”.
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Will.I.Am must consider himself a "genius" or something for his rendition of "Betta get yo boom boom boom" and various other talentless efforts.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:07 AM   #24
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The only way this might sell is that it's small and has a xenon flash. No one cares about megapixels.
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. No one cares about megapixels.
Tell that to Hasselblad users
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