Possibilities of a Triple-Lens iPhone Camera: Improved 3D Sensing, Zoom, and Low-Light Photos

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  1. mistasopz macrumors 6502

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    Tim was able to salvage revenue by selling the third camera to the NSA.
     
  2. Morgenland, Jan 11, 2019
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    The days of large sales figures are over. The market is saturated. Especially for high-priced devices.
    So why destroy good design to integrate superfluous s*hit?

    The iPhone is great. Self-confidence of a brand is not emulate every stupid Zeitgeist idea of the competitors. Means: Not to correspond with kids wishes on MacRumors.

    Apple might use several lenses when it really makes new things possible (stereographic photos and movies that can be watched with Apple's glasses).

    And if you need better cameras for new ideas now, just connect DJI Pocket.
    I'm already doing first steps in that way. This makes even an SE an ultra-modern iPhone.
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    But are the images actually true to life? In the example in the OP, the Pixel 3 image looks better, sure, but it looks like it was taken in the afternoon, which is not what I want if it was actually taken at dusk.
     
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    As always, apple are behind....
     
  5. ScottC7 macrumors regular

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    Agreed. Let’s try to avoid the whole “you have to buy the gi-normous model to get the best features” business model Apple employed with the Plus models. Please Apple, employ feature parity between the X and X Max versions of the 2019 iPhones (XR version excluded).
     
  6. Morgenland macrumors 6502

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    kiddy talk on mars
     
  7. Red Oak macrumors regular

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    But yet, here you are. One of the first to post. Spending your personal time. Typing angrily on a 2009 iMac from your parent's basement
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    What makes them behind exactly? Sure features they could have but overall apple are on par tech wise
     
  9. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Someone is triggered.

    And I actually typed that from my $1,149 iPhone XS. I'm still giving them my money.
     
  10. mozumder macrumors 6502a

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    We need an ultra wide angle lens before another zoom lens. This will help iPhone cinematographers could use that for 2.39:1 shots, and photographers are using the ultra wide angle add-on lenses more than zoom lenses.
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    If Apple could put in an ultra-wide angle lens and an 8-stop variable ND filter, cinematographers would be in heaven...
     
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  12. interessiert macrumors regular

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    This expresses how Apple lost software competence to Google and others – also in hardware competence Apple isn't that outstanding any more – what a pity! :(
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    Of course it's HIGH TIME to improve camera system especially software processing!

    Apple run! :apple::)
    (Because you've slept the last years considerably deep – look what your competitors achieved over the last 3 years...)
     
  13. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    I have an Apple X. I don't see anything worth upgrading to.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I don’t know that the camera orientation wil look exactly like this render, but the point of having the cameras separated, is if they are off axis to each other, it provides a wider depth for virtual reality rendering also.
     
  15. manu chao macrumors 603

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    You still have devices without Bluetooth?

    As phones have become larger, the bending force on the headphone plug/cable at the phone end when sitting down has become so large that most headphone cables flake out within weeks for me (put the phone in a front pocket, headphone cable exiting at the top, now sit down, since the upper end of the phone is already pressing against my torso at that point, any headphone cable plug/cable will be bend by 90º under noticeable pressure, which quickly leads to failure of the cable at the point where it enters the plug).
     
  16. Bacillus, Jan 12, 2019
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    Hmpff. So it may take a 3rd lens to spot a new XSS in the streets. Indispensible addition...

    Oops..The headphone jack may have obstructed his view when looking for BT inside his phone
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    I’ll accept the 3rd camera if it can be extruded/exchanged for a headphone jack
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    Agree. Some Google app will offer the same effect as the 3rd camera
     
  17. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 6502a

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    Or have it visibly disabled by OS. Screen either side of notch still used, but dedicated to system/status icons so not annoying. Dark area at the top centre is the Huawei P20 Pro physical notch.

    Screenshot_20190110_171753.jpg
     
  18. Bacillus Suspended

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    Ah, you mean noNotch jb tweak (we’re iOS here :()
     
  19. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 6502a

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    Speaking for myself, I have plenty of high quality audio equipment without Bluetooth. Excellent amp I have had for over 20 years and excellent mobile music player I have had for only about 5 years.
     
  20. 69Mustang macrumors 603

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    Of course the images aren't true to life... else they'd be dark... like the original image.:D Besides, Night Sight is a mode. You'd have to choose it. In doing so, you aren't looking for true to life. If you were looking for true to life, you'd simply take a regular picture.
     
  21. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. When I first heard the rumours of Apple doing the notch I thought it would be good if the "reclaimed" screen was used only for status/system icons.
    Edit: To clarify "No Notch" is an option in Android settings.
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    So when people take photos with a flash they aren't true to life either?
     
  22. Bacillus, Jan 12, 2019
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    Should have been standard iOS setting as well (“obfuscate screen anomalities”)
    I expect that shortly after the free-move of app icons
     
  23. tobybrut macrumors newbie

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    I don't think this design is polarizing at all. To be polarizing, somebody would actually have to like it to take the opposite viewpoint. This is the ugliest possible design anyone could have come up with. Hopefully, someone at Apple was tasked with trolling the press.
     
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    Possibly a controlled leak accomodating the broader public to something pretty bad (but not this bad:cool:)
     
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    Axiomatic
     

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