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Apple's purchase of Linx could mean iNnovation in Cameras

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) recently acquired LinX Computational Imaging, an Israeli company which markets miniature cameras for tablets and smartphones. LinX's cameras use several sensors which can simultaneously capture multiple images.

LinX's cameras. Source: LinX.
LinX claims that its tiny cameras can match the performance of bulky single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Since the cameras can sense depth, they can also be used for automatic background removal in photos, 3D scanning, and improved facial recognition.
Apple reportedly bought LinX for $20 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. That's pocket change for Apple, which generated $74.6 billion in revenues last quarter. Nonetheless, the acquisition hints at big changes for the cameras in upcoming iPhones and iPads.
Ive never been a photo, selfie person. But I can see people falling for this. Especially with Apple's marketing.

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