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Ari Partinen was a key player on the Nokia PureView camera system

Yesterday we were all taken by surprise when it was announced that Apple is in talks to purchase Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. The move would not only give Apple access to Beats’ lineup of popular headphones, but also its Beats Music streaming service which has garnered favorable reviews from critics (and users).
 
This week has also seen Apple departures including longtime PR chief Katie Cotton and Zane Row, VP of Sales for North America. Today we’re learning about an actual addition to the family instead of a subtraction. Apple hired Ari Partinen, who was formally the Lumia Photography Lead at Nokia and is listed as one of the inventors of the PureView camera system.



The 41-megapixel PureView camera on the Lumia 1020 is widely hailed as one of the best mobile camera solutions currently available.


Nokia Lumia 1020 with its 41MP PureView camera
 
The 8MP rear shooter on the iPhone 5s has also been regarded as an excellent smartphone-class camera, but there is always room for improvement.  And while the addition of Partinen to the Apple family means that we’re sure to see an uptick in iPhone camera quality down the road, his contributions won’t come soon enough to be featured on the iPhone 6.
 
Speaking of the iPhone 6, Reuters is reporting that Apple’s next generation flagship smartphone will arrive a month earlier than previously thought -- the 4.7” smartphone is now expected to arrive in stores this August. Apple is quickly ramping up production of the iPhone 6, and has plans to produce 80 million handsets via its partners before the end of the year.


4.7" iPhone 6 mockup
 
The 4.7” version of the iPhone 6 will be the first to hit store shelves, but it’s been widely reported that a larger, 5.5” version won’t be too far behind.

Sources: Engadget, Ari Partinen/Twitter, Reuters



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RE: Alright...everyone sing along with me...
By KoolAidMan1 on 5/10/2014 8:04:26 PM , Rating: 1
Leading in software, hardware performance, and iOS/WP not being a laggy buggy POS is good enough for me. Throw in as many bulletpoints as you want, Android is still second rate for users and developers. They keep updating and a $100 WP device is still smoother than a $400 Android flagship. Apps are still way behind because development is a headache, the platform brings in under half the profit of iOS, and Dalvik is a pig.

OEMs do a few things first, almost always sloppily. I'll leave it to Apple and MS to deliver polished products.


By retrospooty on 5/10/2014 9:41:31 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder what its like in your world. Certainly different than this one.


RE: Alright...everyone sing along with me...
By kmmatney on 5/12/2014 12:31:27 PM , Rating: 2
After a year with an Android phone, I'm ready to go back to an iPhone. The only thing better about my Android phone is the larger screen. Besides that, my "high end" phone has several annoying bugs. Google play Apps are a pain - if I want something specific I have to try several Apps, because a high percentage of them suck. The Apps in the Google play store also seem to want to invade your privacy way more than Apple Apps. I've have never been able to get the bluetooth music player to work properly (this was always perfect with the iPhone). I could live with this phone if I had to, but luckily I don't. I did give Android a try...


RE: Alright...everyone sing along with me...
By KoolAidMan1 on 5/15/2014 7:47:48 PM , Rating: 2
I was on Android before going to WP and then iOS. I also have my hands on newer Android hardware running 4.3. Android still has lots of problems and rough edges. If people prefer that over stability and better apps then that's fine. That doesn't make it "perfect" like retro and reclaimer and the other fanatics here claim.


By retrospooty on 5/16/2014 2:15:18 PM , Rating: 2
"I was on Android before going to WP and then iOS. I also have my hands on newer Android hardware running 4.3. Android still has lots of problems and rough edges. If people prefer that over stability and better apps then that's fine. That doesn't make it "perfect" like retro and reclaimer and the other fanatics here claim."

I love how you just make stuff up... No one claimed it's perfect. All that was said is your impression of it was skewed and that there are some things you need to do to debloat OEM roms (especially Samsungs bloatius Maximus) so that it runs fast as hell... You are either ignoring all the times you have been told that or you are purposefully spreading misinformation about it. I am guessing the latter as you always disappear for a few weeks when it is pointed out... Then you come back a few weeks later as if you were never told... Either way, you are wrong.


"Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine." -- Bill Gates














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