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Apple dual-sensor patent could yield better iPhone photos

The newly awarded patent highlights a method to avoid many of the flaws that sabotage photos taken through today's mobile devices.

By July 23, 2013


Sensor motes sniff out Google I/O data trends

A mesh network of 500 electronics boards captures radio noise, temperature, humidity, and foot traffic at Google's developer show.

By May 14, 2013


iPhone 5 camera powered by Sony sensor

Photography is ever more important in smartphone usage, and a close-up view shows that Sony got the coveted spot supplying the sensor for Apple's new smartphone.

By September 23, 2012


Samsung Galaxy S3 teardown shows iPhone 4S camera sensor

The S3 has been given the teardown treatment, and inside is the same CMOS sensor as in the iPhone 4S.

By June 2, 2012


Sony reveals what could be the iPhone 5's camera sensor

Do you think your smartphone has the best camera around? Well, wait until you see this.

By January 23, 2012


iPhone 4S sensor move forces case makers to scramble

In a small nightmare for both users and manufacturers, Apple has moved the ambient-light sensor on the iPhone 4S a few millimeters to the left, making some iPhone 4 cases incompatible with the iPhone 4S.

By October 19, 2011


Patent application suggests infrared sensors for iPhone

The headline and story have been changed to reflect that this was a newly published patent application, not a patent.

By June 23, 2011


Patent application suggests infrared sensors for iPhone

Newly published patent application filing shows work on a system that could be used to control which images you can capture with an iPhone.

By June 2, 2011


iPhone 5 could get improved light sensor, say reports

Apple may switch ambient light sensor suppliers in time for the iPhone 5 launch due to poor performance of the current hardware.

By May 6, 2011


iPhone 5 set for 8-megapixel camera as Sony boss spills image sensor beans

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer seemingly let the cat out of the bag on the iPhone 5's camera, after confirming on stage at a conference that his company is supplying image sensors to Apple.

By April 4, 2011