Pictures of alleged Apple iPhone flex cables hint at redesign of True Tone flash

Pictures of alleged Apple iPhone flex cables hint at redesign of True Tone flash
A parts retailer out of China has posted pictures of a pair of flex cables. One is said to be from the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6, while the other is supposedly from the rumored 5.5 inch iPhone phablet. What makes these two flex cables interesting, is that they allegedly reveal the physical changes to the True Tone flash feature, that Apple will employ with this year's iPhone models.

The True Tone flash has been redesigned and the lozenge shape replaced by a circular look. The round flash on the flex cables are said to be comprised of 2 or 4 LED bulbs. True Tone flash works by using algorithms to measure the color temperature of the scene you are shooting. With that information, the flash can be set to give off just the right amount of light to enhance a photograph.

Take this all in with a grain of salt. It's not that we think that someone with time on their hands would create their own phony flex cables, but someone could Photoshop older pictures and say that they belong to the new iPhone models.
If legit, these pictures would confirm the different shape we've seen for the flash on the back of those countless Apple iPhone 6 dummy units, that have been widely disseminated.

source: Elekworld via BGR

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why does PA only show iphone parts. Why show any parts at all, its pointless posting. Why dont PA post LG parts or HTC and so on. I come on this site to see good news. I dont wanna see so many post about the inside of an iphone bla bla. Iphone leaks and parts is all we seem to see on this site now days. But on another note. The iphone will again be total hype and will not be impressive when shown. But you know all ifans will still buy it and say its perfect in size and so on lool

4. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Because no one wants to see LG, HTC, etc "leaked" parts. No one cares. iPhone lovers and haters all want to see the iPhone pre production BS and its final product. The iPhone always makes its way into every possible PA article because of either A) the angry stuck up fanboys who live to bash Apple and their devices B) because of the popularity of the iPhone. TTP: Web Traffic. Hits. Clicks. Whatever you wanna call it. PA knows people will comment on anything, as long as iPhone is mentioned. And when the iPhone isn't mentioned, people still mention it. Also, to you, it is not impressive. There is a word called interest, which you and many others alike do not have toward Apple. So what if people say it is the perfect size etc? It IS the PERFECT size for the people who claim it to be. Your interests are not there to please the consumer who is buying the phone. Your thoughts are not processed in your brain to solely effect the consumer who purchases or has interest in the iPhone. Vise versa. Why are so many fanboys so lazy to think openly for a second and understand how they sound lol? This applies to all fanboys of all brands. Why is it so publicly wrong to enjoy, love, and admire a product that one has interest in? Really lol. Public rant over.

2. chuongster

Posts: 33; Member since: May 13, 2012

Iphone leak parts from china source. lol

3. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Iphone is crap, its all about the logo. People are getting wiser

7. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

"Iphone is crap, its all about the logo." Cool story bro. "People are getting wiser" And when are you planning to do so?

5. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Sad part is that logo holds it's price value longer then any other manufacturer product.

6. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

made in china :D

8. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

All the best stuff comes from China

10. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

not all,some are from japan :)

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

At least we are back to the iPartsPorn instead of the iBabyDevice porn.

11. AlikMalix unregistered

That's a weird looking flash - I dont like it..

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.