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Apple buys SnappyLabs to improve your high-speed iPhone photography


The iPhone 5s can already capture photos at a brisk 10 frames per second, but that apparently isn't fast enough for Apple. The company has confirmed to Recode that it has acquired SnappyLabs, a one-man outfit best known for its popular (and now withdrawn) iOS camera app SnappyCam. Cupertino isn't outlining its plans following the buyout, but the software's party trick is its extremely high-speed photography; it takes full-resolution shots at up to 30fps, and scales up to 60fps. You don't need an oracle-like insight to predict that future Apple devices could snap pictures at a rate that puts many professional cameras to shame.

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