Future iPhone’s may have Infra-Red cameras
It is a well-known fact that Apple has been trying hard to innovate and improve its camera technologies. While we were expecting a bigger camera on the upcoming device, new reports suggest that we may get to see an infra-red camera.
According to sources, a company aptly named FLIR showed off a prototype of a case-like contraption that brings a commercial infrared camera to the Apple iPhone at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) expo in Washington D.C. The product for the iPhone was made to promote FLIR’s line of Quark camera cores.
The FLIR, or Forward-Looking Infrared, is generally used to improve vision in the dark. The unit measures 3/4 of an inch and the cores provide a resolution of 480 x 640 pixels (0.3 MP). The company CEO claimed that the 9mm lens attached, a person can be spotted at 300 yards. However to maintain the costs, the resolution and the heat sensitivity would have to be adjusted. Even though an infra-red camera on the iPhone would shoot up the cost, it would definitely improve low-light camera pictures.