Apple’s iPhone 4S, for all we know, will go down in the history books as the best smartphone ever designed. It has practically everything one could wish for in a smartphone: from Siri to its 8 megapixel camera. Thinking of how Steve Jobs wanted to reinvent photography in the iPhone goes beyond the human imagination, leaping bounds that were inhumanly impossible for someone like him to dream about. But Apple’s co-founder pulled it out with spectacular fashion. Well, almost.
According to author Adam Lashinski, Jobs made an effort to get in touch with Lytro CEO Ren Ng, asking the latter to detail three specific things that his company would want to work with Apple. As explained in Lyro’s website, the company stated that their camera concept is unique and would fit on a reinvention of the simple point and click process of a traditional camera. On the other hand, Apple explained on how much light the new iPhone 4S can yield with its new sensor and 5 lens optic systems. In this manner, Lytro’s cutting edge technology erases the single pane capturing of the common camera – instead, Lytro has the ability to take in an entire light field all at once.
To put things in better understanding, Lytro said with regards to its statement that it can take in “all the light travelling in every direction in every point in space.” With light being the centerpiece of photography, imagine Lytro’s technology emblazoned in a slim and handy iPhone 4S: this fusion would certainly be revolutionary not only to both companies, but also to the community to which they are holding in the palm of their hands, the best of both worlds.
The concept behind Lytro’s near integration to the iPhone 4S is its innate ability to take images without focusing on an individual subject. In turn, the images captured can be focused afterwards: with Lytro’s innovative technology embedded on an iPhone 4S, users can take an image and use the iPhone’s built-in software to focus on a certain subject within the frame.
See how Lytro camera technology works:
It’s currently a far cry to see Lytro’s technology to be integrated in upcoming Apple products. Breakthrough as it may be, all of us are not closing on the idea that this union will be seen in the future and with that, Steve Jobs’ list would be complete. Stay tuned.