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Apple Snaps Up Start Up Behind Popular Photo App SnappyCam

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January 6, 2014
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Apple confirmed its purchased Snappy Labs, the company behind the SnappyCam app, which is known for its ability to take photos in rapid succession. Released last year, the app was capable of taking more high resolution photos per second than Apple's own iPhone cameras. SnappyCam's shooting speed had previously only been available on professional cameras, and according to SnappyCam creator John Papandriopoulos, it was able to deliver over 250% faster continuous shooting performance on the iPhone 5.


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