Apple is about to expand the imaging capabilities of its devices. At least that’s what the French newspaper says Le Dauphiné Libéré, who says in today’s report that Apple has already signed the necessary paperwork to open a research and development laboratory focused on imaging technologies in the city of Grenoble, southeastern France.
A small team of Apple engineers and researchers has been working in this area for more than a year in the city – more specifically, at the Minatec research center -, but the construction of Apple’s new laboratory, which should be over 800m², will bring more space for that 30 experts work together with all the necessary equipment.
Grenoble, a beautiful mostly university city in the heart of the French Alps, was apparently chosen by Apple’s collaboration with STMicroelectronics, a French-Italian semiconductor manufacturer and component supplier for several Apple products, such as the iPhone and the Apple Watch.
We hope that the fruits of the research of this new laboratory will soon reach the cameras of our iGadgets.