Apple’s mobile imaging team apparently has a new head, as former Nokia Lumia Photography Lead Ari Partinen has announced that he will be leaving the Finnish smartphone manufacturer, and will be moving over to Apple.
Partinen made the announcement on Twitter, saying that Friday was his last day at Nokia and that he would soon “start a new chapter in Cupertino, California.” The tweets were first noticed by Engadget.
Partinen’s LinkedIn profile shows he was the Lumia Photography Lead “in the fields of mobile photography, image quality verification, verification up-streaming, 3rd party management and collaboration, supplier collaboration and technical marketing in various multimedia segments.” Partinen was responsible for the Nokia 808 PureView and Nokia N8.
Partinen joined Nokia as an image quality engineer in 2007, after graduating from the Helsinki University of Technology. He is credited as one of the inventors of Nokia’s PureView system, which photography enthusiasts laud as among the best of the available mobile camera technologies.