Just last week, Apple was granted another new patent. The latest reveals a GoPro-like camera that can be controlled by a smartwatch — possibly the Apple Watch. Apple’s camera patent also utilizes some of the Kodak’s patents, which they acquired back in 2012. Whoa, should GoPro watch out?
The answer is: Maybe. Apple has patents being reviewed constantly and many of them they don’t even become actual products — many are just experimental. (Their patent for the bendable iPhone passed just the week before.) However, if Apple were to create a camera made for action and adventure, one feature that they would try to improve on is the HD Hero 2’s “excessive wind resistance” that makes the camera “more susceptible to damage.”
Although the patent’s diagrams don’t reveal much, it’ll definitely be interesting to see Apple entering the flourishing industry of remote controlled, mounted cameras.
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(h/t Business Insider, Featured Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)