By MARK LAMONTAN The Wall St. JournalMay 25, 2019 15:01:00In the coming months, Apple and Amazon will unveil their own video cameras, which are said to be “flexible.”
This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is a departure from other camera makers that are still locked into a specific format or are focused on one format at a time.
In this case, Apple is targeting an “app store of the future,” a product that will have the ability to capture a variety of images and video in the same device.
These will be streamed directly from the camera to an iOS device or other mobile device that has access to Apple’s iCloud cloud storage.
Amazon will have its own video camera and its own streaming service, but its devices will be “mobile-first” with “near-field communication (NFC) for easy access to your home’s sensors.”
Apple’s camera, the A8, will have an A7 chip, a 16 megapixel main camera and a dual-LED flash.
It is rumored to have a 1,920×1,080 resolution, an 8 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing one.
The A8 will reportedly have a battery life of six hours and the A7 will have a 7-megapixels main camera with a 5-megabit Ethernet connection.
The front- and rear-mounted cameras are also rumored to be connected, though they have yet to be announced.
The company is expected to unveil the new cameras at its Apple Developer Conference in San Francisco this May.