Camera Lens

Apple Uses Artificial Muscle to Build iPhone Camera Lens Actuator

A new Apple patent application published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals a method of constructing a camera lens actuator that uses a single artificial muscle, AppleInsider reports. The filing titled "Artificial muscle camera lens actuator” replaces traditional motors with an artificial muscle structure to control focus and aperture size on an iPhone...

Apple Exploring New Camera Lens Attachment System for iOS Devices

Apple's latest patent application for camera accessories suggests that the company is exploring new camera lens attachment methods and mechanisms for iOS devices. According to PatentlyApple, the cover graphic (shown below) used in Apple’s filing shows the new camera lens attachment on what seems to be an iPod touch. The invention primarily relates to attachment mechanisms used...