Apple Insider has an interesting story about an Apple patent that would make iPhone external lens attachments work better. The patent itself goes into all sorts of detail about how lenses fit and how the camera would adjust to them. But patents themselves aren’t worth much as rumor sources since Apple has a huge research and development department and they create all sorts of things that may or may not ever be used.
However, what is interesting here is that Apple does think about these third-party lenses. There’s really not much of an indication that they care about them or not otherwise. Even if this patent doesn’t come to anything, it could mean that some other future iPhone accommodation like a better way to attach these lenses or even a set of official Apple lenses, could be in the future.