Apple awarded Lytro-like shoot now, focus later camera patent

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Nov 27, 2013
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  1. Steve Jobs’ vision of using Lytro camera technology in the iPhone may eventually come to fruition years after the fact. That’s because Apple was recently awarded a patent for a camera system that would allow a user to refocus an...

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  2. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    So, Apple got a patent granted that exactly describes a product that another company has already been producing and selling for years... And people say our patent system needs work? Ridiculous! :)
    dennis777 and wastedkill like this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    The only reason Apple applied for the patent is to sue anybody who tries to improve on the technology to make it worthwhile and more cost effective, and to charge more for their already heavily over inflated priced devices.
  4. What a hit to innovation! But worry not, once manufactured, Samsung will steal the idea and make a same-priced cheaper version.
  5. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 286   +92

    Apple will sue Lytro first. Somebody down at the USPTO must be on Apple's payroll. Pathetic. I don't think the folks down at the USPTO have the foggiest idea for granting these patents.
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  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    This is great a company makes good tech then the government gives the right to that technology to another company good old america!

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