Apple Buys Photo App SnappyLabs

Kirsty Styles

snappy labsApple has confirmed the buyout of one-man app company SnappyLabs.

The paid-for photography app hijacks the internal iOS camera to offer a range of enhanced settings, including variable aspect ratio, adjustable shutter speed and infinite shooting mode.

Although Apple is not generally keen for other businesses to tamper with its hardware, Apple confirmed to Re/code that it has bought the company. It would not dislose further details. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," the standard statement said.

Founder John Papandriopoulos, who has been living in San Fran on the proceeds of his top-selling app, will no doubt be helping Apple incorporate his tech into their own devices.

The deal was first reported by TechCrunch.