Tech Wants to Turn your iPhone into a 14-megapixel "Genius Phone"

Black Eyed Peas star brought music to the cold Martian surface, and now, he's turning his attention to yet another star: The iPhone. The musician plans to launch a new camera accessory for Apple's crown jewel next week, which he claims will transform the iDevice from a just another smartphone with an 8-megapixel camera into a photography prodigy with a 14-megapixel shooter.

"We have our own sensor and a better flash," told Britain's Daily Telegraph. "You dock you phone into our device and it turns your smartphone into a genius-phone. We take over the camera."

Created for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, claims the camera accessory will be the first of several "" branded products. Expect to hear more details and pricing information when the camera accessory is officially announced in London next week.

Other phones have out-performed Apple on the camera front and offer features the iPhone lacks, such as Burst Mode and the stability enhancements and low-light chops in Nokia's PureView-equipped phones. Nevertheless, the iPhone 5's 8-megapixel shooter is one of the better all-around performers out there, delivering bold colors, impressive video and a nifty panoramic mode. Considering that,'s gadget will likely have to deliver to a mix of strong performance, competitive pricing and a lightweight design to convince iPhone owners to splurge on a third-party camera accessory.

Via Engadget