Apple has acquired a British startup called Spectral Edge, a startup whose technology could be used to improve the photographs taken with the iPhone camera, as reported from Bloomberg.
Spectral Edge stood out for a research conducted at the University of East Anglia, and they have developed a technology of photographic computing which modifies the data of a standard lens and an infrared lens to improve the quality of the images.
In the image attached below you can clearly see how Spectral Edge technology is able to improve a photo and make its colors more faithful to the perception of our view of the real world environment. The images processed by Spectral Edge technology belong to the photograph on the right.
The smartphone manufacturers continue to compete in a race to see who manages to develop the best camera for mobile phones. At the hardware level, Apple has always been behind the competition, so it is easy to understand why Apple has recently acquired this British startup.
Be that as it may, if Apple wants to implement this technology on its mobile devices, they will first need to incorporate a infrared camera on your iPhone. Although Apple may have only bought Spectral Edge for the talent of its employees, something it has already done on other occasions, and what they want is that the new additions work on other types of projects related to improving the quality of the photographs that they will capture the cameras of future iPhone models and, why not, also of iPad.