Apple’s imaging tech research lab in France paves way for improved iPhone camera
iPhone already has one of the finest cameras on a smartphone. That said, Apple believes, there is still scope for a lot of improvement on the camera front. For which, Apple is establishing a new research center in Grenoble, France, where the tech giant is expected to focus on improving imaging technology to deliver better cameras on future iPhones and other devices.
The new 800 sq. m. facility in France, as reported by a French publication Le Dauphiné Libéré, will employ close to 30 people and will focus largely on developing image sensors other camera parts for both iPad and iPhone.
One of Apple’s primary reason to for picking Grenoble as the site for its unit is its partnership with STMicroelectronics – French-Italian multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer who has a production unit in the town. Apple recently entered into a partnership with STMicroelectronics for supply of various components including gyroscopes used in the company’s devices.
We are not sure if Apple has started work at the new Research Lab, but we are guessing some new tech coming out of this unit will find place it the iPhone 7 Plus, which is rumored to feature a dual lens camera for better photography.