It has been discovered this week that Apple has patented a new technology for its iPhone camera lens in the form of a camera system that uses three separate sensors.
The new three sensor iPhone camera lens includes one for luminance and two for chrominance, to help create images with both higher resolution and colour accuracy for users.
The Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 8,497,897 for titled “Image capture using luminance and chrominance sensors” explains in detail how the very unique multi-sensor camera system can be used on mobile devices such as Apple’s iPhone device.
The two chorminance sensors are positioned on either side of the luminance sensor to help determine a greater accuracy for light levels of the subject to be photographed and allowing colour data to be recorded for every part of the image. Currently if any colour data is missing from a photo then the photo resolution also currently suffers.
For more information on the new Apple Triple Sensor patent jump over to the USPTO website for full details and specifications.