We told you yesterday about Black Eyed Peas front man Will.i.am’s plans to launch a new camera accessory for the iPhone. The Telegraph reports that today he has introduced the “i.am+” iPhone accessory.
£299 V.4 “Vintage Look” for iPhone 4/4SThe product, which will be available in £199 C.4 “contemporary” and £299 V.4 “vintage” models for the iPhone 4 and 4S, also contains a slide-out keyboard and launches on December 6. The C.4/V.4 versions use the existing iPhone camera and contain interchangeable lenses for standard, fish-eye, and zoom photo capabilities, while the more advanced C.5/V.5 models for the iPhone 5 that will come with a dedicated 14-megapixel sensor and flash won’t launch until next year.
A companion app turns the hardware into “a social photo experience.” The app will offer easy access to the user’s individual i.am online account. The online service will offer photo sharing capabilities similar to Instagram.
On-screen controls will allow users to change shooting modes, apply real-time filters, control the unit’s flash, and edit photos and add captions.