The next iPhone might feature a dual LED flash
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 23, 2011, 2:27 AM
Last summer it was Sony, possibly with its 8MP Exmor R sensor, but the latest rumor pegged the majority supplier to be good ol' OmniVision, which makes the current 5MP sensor, with Sony scooping up just 10% of the orders. Does that mean we will have two versions like it's rumored - one with Sprint's frequencies, and one with AT&T and Verizon basebands, is anyone's guess.
Nothing was said about a flash upgrade, though, until now, when rumors surfaced that Apple is switching from Philips's Lumileds LED flash to dual LED modules by Taiwanese component suppliers. The ones most likely to be on tap for the LED flash orders are Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto or Lite-On. All three companies are shipping such products to the supply chains of major handset manufacturers, but Edison Opto seems to be the most likely pick, as a traditional maker of high-power LEDs.
So an 8MP sensor with enhanced low-light capabilities via sensor backlighting and dual LED flash to help illuminate darker scenes might be the dynamic camera duo in the next iPhone. Hopefully we'll know more come late summer or September.
source: Digitimes via Electronista
No bigger screen?3.5 inch is ideal but playing games in it is different story. Not greater than 4 inch is appreciable.But they will reserve this for iphone 6 and higher resolution for iphone 7.
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 3:00 AM 1
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And guess what phone already has a dual LED flash? That's right, my DROID X has it!
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 3:37 AM 4
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oh holy s**t everyone sniggly's droid x has dual flash!!!! who cares about the iphone, we will focus on his droid as he tries to do in evry apple article which he ALWAYS comments on!!!!!! his droid x is so much better with its amazing screen ppi, sexy looking hump, and the amzingly beautiful motoblur/ninjablur!!!!!
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 2:06 PM 4
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Apple is ignoring people's wishes again..(Just like that 1MP in the iPad2. C'mon, seriously, what can you do with 1MP?!?!?!). If I had a dollar for every time someone said they wanted a bigger screen on their iPhones..
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 3:57 AM 4
Big deal!! Why is this being reported as news? STOP THE PRESS! STOP THE PRESS! Steve Jobs just farted!
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 6:44 AM 2
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I think just like you before, but I just realized that maybe these "simple" news deserve to be headlines. iPhone is the most popular phone after all. My friends are asking me what would be the benefit of purchasing one because they don't have any idea what's so special about it. And yet, they still want to have it 'cause it'll make them cool and relevant.
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 9:14 AM 2
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Ironically, I'm not using Android. - currently Bada phone user. I have nothing against Apple. It's just that there are so few of us that really know their way around when it comes to using smartphones.
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 10:11 AM 3
@taco actually most ppl with iPhone are more ignorant and refuse to beleive that anything else could possibly be better than apple. I owned an iPhone and saw past the fanboyness and am now free to do whatever I want with my Nexus. Educate youorself my friend. Apple does, and thats why iOS5 provides features already available to android
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 6:19 PM 1
now my retard friends can run around and show off your dual flashes like its a gift of gold from god... while i sneer at something ive had on my phone for years. same thing that happened when the iphone4 came out with "a flash!" HEH
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 8:36 AM 3
Why would a company put its best product(s) at one time on the iphone while it can spread out the specs over time on different models to continue to consume customer money base off of supply and demand and anticipation? Excellent move by Apple Inc.
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 9:29 AM 0
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The article wasn't about screen size. "The next iPhone might feature a dual LED flash"! I'm not really sure why your taking that as evidence that the iPhone won't have a bigger screen.
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 10:44 AM 1
ummm if you havent noticed, nobody cares about an extra LED. the 1 LED it has is not making ppl upset its the tiny 3.5" screen. THat is why ppl arent commenting about the LED, simply because NOBODY cares, not even yourself. Or you would have posted something about it rather than talk about nothing like I am doing right now...
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 6:35 PM 1
apple keeps on making these subtle changes to their handsets hoping people will appreciate them more, but quite frankly what i would appreiciate is a 4" or 4.3" screen on one and then make an iphone pro version with 3.7" or 4" sliding keyboard device. They can also add widgets and more customization.
posted on Jun 23, 2011, 1:12 PM 1
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