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A new Apple patent would allow users to take long-distance group selfies by staying away from each other. Pixabay

In the social distancing times, this may come as a boon for selfie lovers as Apple has won a new patent that would allow users to take long-distance group selfies by staying away from each other as per Technology News.

According to the patent application, an Apple device user could invite others to take part in a group selfie and the software would arrange them together in a single image, reports The Verge.

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The patent also describes a window that appears on a user’s screen that prompts him or her to participate in a selfie.

The selfie could include still photos, stored video images, or live streaming images and one can also modify the group image by changing the positions of people in the selfie.

An Apple device user could invite others to take part in a group selfie virtually, unlike the previous times when we could selfies physically. Pixabay

However, it is not clear whether the feature would be available on iPads, iPhones or both.

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Apple first filed for the patent in 2018 and it has only been granted recently, said the report.

Apple files many patents and only some of its granted patents ever make it to the market, as well as patents don’t always result in actual products or services. (IANS)



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