The rise of the selfie is seemingly unstoppable and Apple has been thinking about our propensity to take snaps of our own faces for a while.
Effectively, you’d be able to tell your iPhone that you prefer a certain shutter speed, exposure time, sharpness, brightness or set of effects, and have those preferences applied whenever you’re grabbing a selfie or even – shock, horror – taking a picture of someone else close to you.
The name on the patent – Ken Parulski – is interesting. He was Kodak’s Chief Scientist until June 2012, so it’s clear that this 2011 filing was one of the many purchased by Apple in a raid on the troubled camera company’s patent vault.
As is always the case with patents, just because a company holds one doesn’t mean it will turn the contents into a real feature. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this function popping up in a future version of iOS.
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