Ari Partinen, senior Nokia Pureview camera engineer, headed to Apple
Nokia is out of the smartphone race as a company, though Microsoft is picking up the baton with its newly acquired mobile hardware division. That said, competitor companies acknowledge the talent at Nokia, notably Apple who has snipped camera expert Ari Partinen. According to Partinen's Twitter feed, today marks his last day working on the Lumia family of devices.
The senior engineer states that a new chapter in Cupertino will be well under way soon, and even confirms to a Twitter reply that the company he will be migrating to is indeed Apple. With Partinen heading to Apple, this could be a sign that Tim Cook and co. are looking to really bump up the quality of experience when it comes to photography on the range of iPhones (opens in new tab).
While Windows Phone continues to take its time to catch up to the big players in the market, the family of Lumia devices are renown for optics.
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Optics have always been something Nokia was renowned for, something they were better at. It would be a dire shame if the were lost. And rather ignorant.
You better say that the iphone was built in stolen ideas from other smartphone company's.
And it's not like I didn't say time and time again that this would happen after the deal. Companies aren't stupid. They know Nokia had the best camera tech. And now that tech is available for licensing. So why not do it and pick up a few of the ex-Nokia team members along the way?
I would not be surprised to see Samsung picking up some people too.
Now windows phone is f*cked up, I didn't read the full article but did they also got the pureview? Tell me this isn't true. Pureview camera/app is one of the reasons why I chose Lumia ( 1020) instead of Iphone.