Will Apple Conquer the Camera World?

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Digital Photography and other Digital Photography topics.

Will Apple Conquer the Camera World?

Most people don't remember the Apple QuickTake cameras... except perhaps as a footnote on a Wikipedia page. But back in the mid-1990's thes low-res B&W marvels were hot stuff.

Unfortunately for Apple, the QuickTake never really took off, and Apple disappeared from the camera world.

Fast forward a few years, and Apple has muscled its way into a few other consumer electronics categories - such as smartphones. Research in Motion's BlackBerry has been king of the smartpone/PDA jungle for years. But "MacWorld" magazine says that Apple's iPhone carved out a respectable 15% share of the category - in just its first year on the market.

Now which.co.uk reports another remarkable Apple feat: the iPhone is the #4 "camera" used to post pictures to the popular photo-sharing website flickr. The other four cameras in the top five are all DSLRs (three Canons and a Nikon).

Imagine what would happen if Apple ever put a decent digital camera into the iPhone. We'd probably see "NY Times" photographers using them for front page photos...



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Digital Photography Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Tammi Reynolds