Apple Patents Ability to Take Long Distance Group Selfies

Apple has won a new patent that would allow for "synthetic group selfies," as mentioned by The Verge. Should this software be successfully developed, users would have the ability to take group selfies while not physically present with anyone.

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Based on the patent application, it appears a user could invite others to take part in a group selfie, and the individuals would be arranged accordingly into the frame. The patent also describes a window that appears on the invited users' screens that prompts them to participate in the group selfie photo.

Once the desired users have accepted the invitation and are positioned in the frame, the group selfie options could include "still photos, stored video images, or live streaming images." These would allow for several different options for users when creating a synthetic selfie.

Although the idea of taking a group selfie seems fitting during uncertain times, The Verge notes that Apple first filed for the patent in 2018 and it was only recently granted. It is also worth mentioning that Apple files many patents, and only some of its granted patents ever make it to fruition.

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Top Rated Comments

David_19 Avatar
21 months ago
This sounds great !!

Me with the boys at the bar .

Wife : where are you ?
Me : at my brother’s house
Wife : send me a picture with your brother
Me : Brother I need your help , accept the invite .
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gkarris Avatar
21 months ago
when technology and innovation is all about "the selfie"...

(rollseyes)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
21 months ago
Sounds legit. Can see them having a segment for this during an iOS demo… say WWDC.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nozuka Avatar
21 months ago
They are finally innovating again!!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Paradoxally Avatar
21 months ago
Innovation can only do so much until it is rendered just another cog of this narcissistic machine we call society.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garylapointe Avatar
21 months ago
The lens for that sticks out farther than the other lenses though... ;)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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