Apple exploring multi-camera iPhone systems for 3D picture taking

By March 31, 2011Newswires

Apple exploring multi-camera iPhone systems for 3D picture taking

By Neil Hughes

Apple has toyed with the idea of adding two or more rear-facing cameras and sensors to a device like an iPhone, allowing pictures to be taken and displayed in 3D.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week revealed a patent application from Apple related to 3D picture taking, entitled “Systems and Methods for an Imaging System Using Multiple Image Sensors.” First discovered by AppleInsider, the filing describes a system that would capture, process and render 3D images with the accompanying dual-camera hardware.

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