i.am+ launches December 6 to turbocharge iPhone photography with a 14MP sensor

By , Nov 28, 2012

Fans of iPhone photography have a field day with today’s news of the brand new 500px for iPhone app and a significantly reimagined Vimeo iOS build. So, remember hip-hop artist and the Black Eyed Peas leader Will.i.am announcing a 14-megapixel iPhone camera attachment last week?

Today, we learn that the accessory bearing his name and dubbed the i.am+ is set to launch December 6. It’s gonna be available in contemporary and vintage version for the iPhone 4/4S, with the flagship iPhone 5 unit arriving at some point next year and sporting a dedicated 14-megapixel camera sensor and flash…

According to U.K.’s Telegraph, the contemporary camera attachment will retail for £199, or approximately $317. The pricier vintage models will cost £299, or a whopping $488. Each will be available for the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 and respectively called C.4 and V.4 and C.5 and V.5.

The white V.4 model has an unmistakable vintage feel to it and also comes with a physical slide-out keyboard.

If you’re not a fan of that pimped gold trim, maybe the more modern i.am+ C.4 is for you?

A companion app will interact with the accessory, letting you share individual snaps via your free account on the i.am web service. The software will feature on-screen controls to quickly switch between shooting modes, apply real-time filters control the built-in flash, edit pictures, add captions and more.

The difference between the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 version is that the former accessory uses the device’s camera, while the iPhone 5 attachment features its own 14-megapixel sensor and flash. That’s why the iPhone 4/4S versions will ship with interchangeable lenses for standard, fish-eye and photo zoom features.

Does that thing look like something you’d gladly add to your photographer’s toolkit?

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  • selcukcura

    People should note that higher megapixel doesn’t necessarily mean better image quality. Just saying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Cannan/100000630162509 Steven Cannan

    same day as gta vice city? odd lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    I will not take this thing seriously until i see at at least 5 professional reviews that prove it is not a gimmick..

  • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

    Bitch you crazy!. I predict they will sell about 5 of these at such a price.

  • http://twitter.com/richphoto Richard Brown Photo

    This is a great idea if its able to provide better optics, More megapixels do not always mean better however if done right, the ability to have a better flash and post this could really damage the compact camera market.

  • Ace

    lmfao

    thats all i have to say about this

  • b mo

    weak….

  • Tardroid

    what a piece of sh!t.
    looks like it belongs to GS3. ugly cheapass plastic & a premium price.

    • iamnotfan

      its
      Made for iPhone, made by isheep

      • Tardroid

        butthurt much? tardroid.

      • iamnotfan

        Whos butt?

      • Tardroid

        your mum’s.

  • http://twitter.com/wamid Mohammed Shehab

    At that price I could buy two iPhones and have a two-lens 16 megapixel camera..s

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Wil.not.buy

  • Elvis

    I don`t care about megapixels. Went to a concert last week and the low light sensor of the iPhone5 did a really good job. LMAO about the people standing in crowd with a flash. Why would i light up the people in front of me instead of seeing the stage?!

  • Calimerox

    There you have it, lame fanboys, had it been created by apple you would have people praising it and queueing for it! most found it crap, forgetting they own the ultimate crap thing, their iPhone!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659581606 Jacob Noah Wolin

      No so much, see apple wouldn’t make an accessory like that, they will just make the phone cameras better next time around, my iPhone 5 takes amazing shots some even better than professional cameras.

    • Darius

      Fuck off you fartdroid fanboy.

      • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

        Haha, shots fired.

  • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

    Will I am obviously is marketing this crap to his fellow entertainers who are stupid enough to buy shitty products at premium prices so yes Sebastian is right at least 5 will get sold lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659581606 Jacob Noah Wolin

    Not for that price, maybe 1-2 hundred but that’s still a lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003172597133 Ecc Thanh

    I don’t need this because I usually take pictures with my Nokia 1202…

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Haha, they’re very smart business guys; taking advantage of iTards who’ve got money to throw away.