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Apple Planning to "Reinvent" Photography on the iPhone, iPad?

According to Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs' biographer, the Apple co-founder was focused on bringing significant changes to three particular areas. "He had three things that he wanted to reinvent: the television, textbooks and photography," Isaacson said in an interview following the release of Steve Jobs' biography.

While two of these endeavours are already perceivable, the third one still remains a bit of a mystery, 9to5Mac observes. Numerous reports have suggested that Apple is on its way to developing a game-changing television set with a revolutionary user interface. This is rumoured to incorporate Siri, along with other technology and also content enhancements, that will make the old way of controlling and watching TV obsolete.

On the other hand, Apple's strategy when it comes to the iPad's role in education was presented by the company at an event in NYC recently. "Reinventing (there's that word) the Textbook" was one of the stated aims, a determination to bring more educational content, make it easier to publish interactive digital textbooks, and the release of iBooks 2.

When it comes to photography analysts, Apple fans and probably rivals too are doing their best to guess Steve Jobs' and the company's intentions for reinventing this area. Ren Ng, a Stanford graduate and CEO of innovative photographic company Lytro, recounts how Steve Jobs had called for a meeting in his last few months, and the discussion between the two could provide a clue.

Steve Jobs was interested in Lytro's technology and sensors able to take in "all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space." Lytro has also developed a photo technology that allows a camera to capture images, without needing to focus on a particular object. The following clip demonstrates some of Lytros cutting-edge technology: