iPhone OS 4 code includes camera flash functions

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iPhone OS 4 code includes camera flash functions
Yesterday's sneak peek at iPhone OS 4 was very exciting for all iPhone users, since it was made clear that many new features like multitasking and iBooks will make their way to the platform as soon as this summer. However, as Apple also released a developer preview of the code, people are now starting to speculate on the rest of the features that will come with the new software, or even, with the next-generation iPhone hardware.

It appears that in addition to new settings like digital zoom and probably white balance, devs have also located the following functions: AVCaptureDevice.hasFlash, AVCaptureDevice.flashMode, and AVCaptureDevice.hasTorch. These of course hint at the presence of camera flash in the next iPhone (presumably to be announced this summer). Sounds like Apple has decided to heavily improve their piece of hardware in terms of camera performance. This will be especially true in case the reports about OmniVision's deal to supply about 45 million 5MP camera sensors for the successor to the 3GS, are also true. In other words, we may soon see a great smartphone become a great... camera phone?

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source: AppleInsider
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14 Comments

1. matistight

Posts: 887; Member since: May 13, 2009

3 years without flash? sort of the same as without sideways keyboard...wont catch onto me but thats great they get flash camera

5. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'm the opposite...the reason I will NEVER own a Droid is because it has a landscape slide-out keyboard. I prefer my keyboards on screen.

8. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

i agree droids are sweet phones but i love pure touch screen

10. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

you can use touch screen keyboard on the droid, or just get a nexus one.

12. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

if you want android os that would be correct.

2. James Dang

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

5 megapixel camera???? Still behind the other competitors

9. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

anything beyond 5 really is overkill on a phone imo

13. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

yea i agree with u they should ATLEAST put an 8 megapixel camera on the next iphone and a good camera flash not a crappy one like on the samsung behold .. because if u look at all the upcoming phones evo 4G ,sony ericsson xperia x10 they all have 8 megapixel cameras .. and i dont think anything beyond 5 megapixels is an overkill cause i had the samsung behold and samsung memoir the behold had an 5 megapixel camera and the memoir has an 8 megapixel camera and the picture quality on the behold was horrible even in daylight the pictures came out kinda crappy and the night shots were even worse cause it has a crappy flash the memoir has a diffrent kind of flash a better one like a real camera ... then on the samsung memoir picture quality was amazing even night shots because it has an awesome flash .. the pictures i took with the memoir at night looked like pictures i took in the day lol cause it had a very strong camera like flash ...

3. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

At this point..whats the diff. between an android 2.1 cellphone and my iphones 3gs OS4 when its available?..I dont see much of a difference other than android devices always lagged in one way or another at least..iphones were always 3x more responsive James Dang..5mp or 12mp only means that if you DO print the pics..one would be improved on printing paper..then again you didnt know this either!

4. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I love how idiots out there think that the more megapixels a camera has, the better pics it will take. In all reality, one only needs about 3 megapixels to print off pics for the popular 4x6 pictures. The cameras lens has far more to do with taking a quality picture, hence some higher megapixels cameraphones take shittier pics that cameraphones with less megapixels, but a better lens.

7. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

This is all true, but not for the selling point perspective. Consumers want more and bigger the better, such as pixels and store capacity. I think Apple should be introducing 8 MP camera phone or higher since many other competitors are jumping over 5MP. It is just for satisfying consumers. When they can get more, why not, with the acknowledgment or not of how camera pixel work. It's all about catching up or leading the competitors in terms of hardware spec. iPhone classic was the leader in phone no doubt, and so that many consumers are waiting for another leading phone coming from Apple. Its current spec is just not leading but only catching up the competitors.

11. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

jrcrow, you always say stupid bullstuff. you have no sources, you have no experience in anything but an itouch. You just dont know when to give up your worthless device and get something that doesnt limit itself. It's so funny how there is no difference AFTER the OS is 4.0....and what happened to all the shit talking you were doing up till now saying apple is better than android? NOW it will be the same after the 4.0 upgrade? lol you just burned yourself

14. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

yea i totally agree with u jrcrow ALWAYS SAYS STUPID STUFF ... he gets on my fucking nerves cause he never knows anything and he argues like if he did know a lot ....

6. tlang1064

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

*Yawn...Blink Bilnk*

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