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Apple hires Nokia's phone camera lead

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 09 May 2014 6:48 User comments (6)

Apple hires Nokia's phone camera lead Nokia's Lumia series photography lead, Ari Partinen, today announced on Twitter that he has quit his job at Microsoft and will be joining Apple's team in Cupertino, California in June.
Partinen is one of the figures behind Nokia's revolutionary oversampling technology, first introduced in Nokia Pureview 808 and later brought to Windows Phone-era in form of Nokia Lumia 1020.

Superb camera and imaging features have been among few strong marketing claims in Microsoft's attempt to grow its marketshare as it lags far behind Android and iOS, and so losing Partinen is going to be a big blow to Microsoft's camera division -- and a huge win for Apple.

Here's Partinen's original tweet:


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6 user comments

19.5.2014 7:52

No love at all.


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29.5.2014 18:38

yeah,not love at all.

39.5.2014 19:35

iPhone 6 - now with 99x10^6 megapixel camera!



49.5.2014 22:49

Nokia Lumia 1020 41 Mpixels.

510.5.2014 12:07

i can see some patent lawsuits forth comming in the future because of this.

611.5.2014 2:38

Originally posted by ddp:
i can see some patent lawsuits forth comming in the future because of this.
Yup...Apple will sue microsoft for "copying" their infringing devices.


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