Have you ever wondered what brings iPhone cameras amongst the top rated in the tech industry? Apple just revealed the secret behind the high tech camera. The tech giant has an army of 800 dedicated engineers to work solely on its camera; the most used part of the iPhone.
“There’s over 200 separate individual parts in this—in that one module there,”said Graham Townsend, Apple senior director of camera hardware in an interview with 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose. “To capture one image, there’s actually 24 billion operations going on.”
No doubt that the battalion of engineers has made photos better by making a way to repel people’s trembling hands. Townsend said that there are four tiny wires inside the camera to create a “micro-suspension.” Each of the wires is half the width of a human hair. That “micro-suspension” can absorb the trembling from hands to get a steady shot.
Townsend took Rose to their camera testing lab for a tour to show how the engineers are testing the camera in different lighting situations. Here the camera has to be calibrated to take the best shot. You can go through the video where Rose took a visit in the lab.