CUPERTINO – Apple (APPL: NASDAQ) has hired Ari Partinen, the Nokia Lumia Photography lead, to help improve the next generation of iPhone cameras. Although the hire won’t affect the updated phones that are suppose to debut in august, Partinen should have an immediate effect on releases going forward. Blank, who stated on his twitter.

“Today will be my last day working for the amazing #Lumia family. In June I will start a new chapter in Cupertino, California. Much love!”

And followed that tweet with

Thank you for great discussions and feedback! (And it is the company you are thinking assuming you are thinking Apple) =).

Partinen has been with Nokia since 2007 and has risen from a Quality Engineer to Nokia’s Photography Lead working on the cameras in Lumia phones. The Lumia phones were the first mobile phones to take photography seriously by putting in a 41-megapixel sensor in the Nokia 1020.

Nokia was purchased in September of last year by Microsoft to compete with Apple’s iPhone. The purchase by Microsoft gained Nokia’s name brand and an established market to showcase its Windows Phone 7 OS (now Windows Phone 8.1). Partinen is also co-authored on a paper published in 2013 debuting Nokia’s PureView technology. The technology enabled “The combination of a large, super high resolution 41Mpix with high performance Carl Zeiss optics. Large sensor enables a pixel oversampling technique that reduces an image taken at full resolution into a lower resolution picture, thus achieving higher definition and light sensitivity.”

The move by Apple hints at a stronger focus on camera and picture quality in future mobile devices. The Cupertino Company has been on a hiring and acquiring spree lately, gaining audio company Beats Electronics and LuxVue technologies, a company that is an expert in microLED Displays. The LuxVue acquisition and hire of Partinen makes sense if it is expected to improve the iPhone and iPad screens and cameras.

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    […] The purchase by Microsoft gained Nokias name brand and an established market to showcase its Windows Phone 7 OS (now Windows Phone 8.1). Partinen is also co-authored on a paper published in 2013 debuting Nokias PureView technology. The technology enabled The combination of a large, super high resolution 41Mpix with high performance Carl Zeiss optics. Large sensor enables a pixel oversampling technique that reduces an image taken at full resolution into a lower resolution picture, thus achieving higher definition and light sensitivity. The move by Apple hints at a stronger focus on camera and picture quality in future mobile devices. The Cupertino Company has been on a hiring and acquiring spree lately, gaining audio company Beats Electronics and LuxVue technologies, a company that is an expert in microLED Displays. If you would like to read more: http://www.thewestsidestory.net/2014/05/13/apple-hires-photography-lead-nokia-lumia/ […]

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