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Apple receives a patent for a periscope camera lens ahead of rumored launch

Apple receives a patent for a periscope camera lens ahead of rumored launch

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What you need to know Apple has received a patent for a periscope lens for use in an iPhone. Rumors have such a lens being used within the next two years. Don't expect it to be used this year. Apple has been rumored to have plans for a periscope iPhone lens since late last year and the company has now been granted a patent relating to one such 'folded camera.' As spied by Patently Apple, the camera patent could potentially allow for increased zoom capabilities via the use of prisms. Normally, the size of an iPhone would make long zoom lenses almost impossible to offer, but by bending light Apple could alter the iPhone's camera dimensions to work for it, rather than against it. The advent of small, mobile multipurpose devices such as smartphones and tablet or pad devices has resulted in a need for high-resolution, small form factor cameras that are lightweight, compact, and capable of capturing high resolution, high quality images at low F-numbers for integration in the de...