Apple is reportedly planning to include a dual LED flash for the camera in its fifth-generation iPhone as it looks to press its advantage as the go-to brand of cameraphones.
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s rumour that the iPhone 5 will boast an eight-megapixel snapper with Full 1080p HD recording capabilities, it now appears Cupertino is going a step further to enhance the iKit’s photographic credentials with a dual LED flash. That is, of course, if sources in touch with DigiTimes are to be believed.
According to the DigiTimes, Taiwan-based LED packaging firms, Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto and Lite-On Technology are in the running to become potential suppliers of the dual LED flashes.
The source said: “Edison, which is specialized in the production of high-power LEDs, has begun shipping its LED flash products to branded handset vendors and therefore has a high chance of winning dual-LED flash orders from Apple.”
The timing of the rumour falls rather nicely, too, coming as it does alongside news that the iPhone 4 has now surpassed best selling DSRLs to become the most popular camera device on photo sharing site Flickr.
This adds to a growing list of features widely expected in tech circles to be on board the hotly awaited handset, such as a 1GHz dual core A5 processor, a larger display and a revamped case design.
Apple was originally anticipated to announce the iPhone 5 earlier this month at the WWDC event but disappointed with a no-show.
Reports have since been pouring in from far and wide that Cupertino will now launch the handset sometime in September, the date usually reserved for the iPod.