Looks like Apple's next target might just be GoPro as Apple has successfully received a patent for a mounted camera designed for outdoor sporting equipment. Much like GoPro, Apple's patent will be for a camera that can record sounds and take pictures underwater but Apple's will be controlled via smartwatch. There are other mountable camera products on the market, but when Apple starts getting patents people take notice and GoPro's investors did just that and GoPro has watched their stock drop from ~$60 earlier this week to around $45 on Friday. OutsideOnline has the full story.
GoPro shares dropped 12 percent on Wednesday after Apple received a patent for a mountable camera designed for outdoor sporting equipment.
In its patent filing, Apple cited weaknesses in GoPro’s camera design, such as “excessive wind resistance” and being “susceptible to damage from vibrations.” Similar to GoPro’s cams, Apple’s version will be capable of recording sounds and taking underwater pictures. But it can be controlled via smartwatch.