A few weeks ago, word began to circulate that Apple had once again put its hand in Mary Poppins' pocket to make one more purchase this time, from startup InVisage Technologies, from the area of the image sensors. The news, however, was only speculation, as Cupertino has not confirmed the action at any time so far.
Today a Ma spokesman has ratified the TechCrunch that the company actually acquired InVisage, adding the standard response to all of these procedures: "Apple buys smaller technology companies, and we usually don't discuss our intentions or plans."
In view of the area of activity of the startupHowever, it is not difficult to get a good idea of what Apple has in mind here. InVisage's specialty was precisely to develop thinner camera sensors, yet capable of capturing more light as we well know, the smaller the size of this component, the less its ability to absorb ambient light.
In a race as exciting as developing the perfect smartphone camera, such a technology could be the key to the front. With InVisage, we may be able to see even more powerful cameras on future iPhones and, dreaming a little, even without the dreaded rear lip to house its components.
The amount disbursed by Apple for the purchase of startup It was not disclosed.