The tech giant based in Cupertino, California, has recently been granted a patent of a group selfies concept.
The new selfie feature would allow users to take group selfies without everyone having to crowd around a single camera to get the picture. How will Apple plan to release such a feature? Here is what you need to know.
Apple’s Innovative Group Selfie Feature: What Should We Expect
Apple has just been granted a patent drafting a concept for developing group selfies. The feature would allow users to take selfies without everyone having to gather around a single camera. The company dubbed the feature a “synthetic group selfie” and would be done automatically on an iPhone or iPad utilizing single-person selfies sent by those who want to appear in the group photo.
In the recent patent, Apple details the group selfie feature as “an arrangement or composition of individual selfies got from a plurality of computing devices into a single group image.” It also states that the individual selfie photos could comprise live images, and stored video images, too, or even live streaming pictures. Once gathered together, the Apple feature would automatically align the individual selfies into a group photo.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the patent, and Patently Apple spotted it. The synthetic group selfie can be stored “as a multi-resource file that preserved the individual selfie images,” so that the user who made the synthetic group selfie can change the arrangement of the selfies within the group selfie. The feature would let every user with the synthetic group selfie on their iPhone or iPad to make the positioning of the people in the picture.
Apple filed this patent back in 2018, with the USPTO granting it recently. The feature probably still exists only as a concept on the pages of a document, so we shouldn’t expect it to be released this year.