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Apple Gets Wearable Camera Patent that Could Hurt GoPro

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1/13/2015 3:13 PM

Excerpt from the article. Interesting to say the least.
Apple has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro.

The patent, which cites specific weaknesses in GoPro’s cameras, includes details about a camera system that can be mounted on bike helmets or scuba masks, Apple said in an application filed with the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office.

Shares of GoPro, whose cameras can be mounted on helmets, surf boards, bikes and dog harnesses, were down about 12 percent in late trading.

Apple’s newly patented camera system can also be used underwater to take pictures and record sounds, according to the application.
Additional article here about the patent specifics


1/13/2015 9:00 PM

F you Apple


1/14/2015 12:48 AM

Can US just update their pathetic patent system?!?!?! I litteraly hurts millions (people and money) and nobody seems to give a crap about it...
Here in EU patent must be something NEW and patent form has to include proof... If half of the world is already using a product then for sure it isnt something new and cannot be patented.... And companies like Apple are exploting it so badly, patent square icons on phones or round edges and then sue others for millions, beyond stupidity like this one...


2/8/2015 7:05 PM . . Helping GoPro stay on top of the action sports arena by offering the first Full Face GoPro mount that gives you unobstructed POV footage