News is out! Apple has recently hired Nokia’s PureView expert, chief Ari Partinen. Partinen also stated on his Twitter that he will be “starting a new chapter in Cupertino” this June, confirming that he will join Apple.
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!
— Ari Partinen (@Partinen) May 9, 2014
Based on Partinen’s LinkedIn bio, his job in Nokia includes “working with image quality characterization and tuning on camera module level”, while handling camera component production and quality control on a global scale.
With the hire, the next-generation iPhone’s camera might just get optical image stabilization and other improvements. Let’s wait and see.