An Apple patent recently published by the US Trademark and Patent Office shows a removable back that may contain interchangeable optics for the camera. It’s unclear whether this patent would apply to either an iPhone, iPod touch, or different device yet to be released but it’s a strong deviation from Apple’s current strategy.
This particular patent suggests allowing more options for optics including better zoom capabilities, better shutter control, removable close-up lenses and IR cut-off filters, the addition of motion sensors, flashes, and more.
While the iPhone 4S …
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Apple patent shows removable back with swappable optics
Allyson Kazmucha – tipb.com