Leaked Parts Show Pill-Shaped Dual-LED Flash in Purported "iPhone 5S"
With the next iPhone expected to feature a dual-LED flash for better illumination in photos, a recently leaked part may show the pill-shaped design where the two flash modules will reside. Parts purporting to show the top glass portion of the back of Apple’s next-gen iPhone were recently published by the folks over at Nowhereelse.fr
. The component shows space for a camera lens, a rear-facing mic, and a larger space for LED flash, elongated from a circle to more of a pill shape.
While rumors of dual LED flash in the next iPhone have persisted for months, there hasn’t been any evidence in the way of hardware leaks, making the recent published pictures more significant. An alleged “iPhone 5S” camera model which was shown last week also had a separate LED flash component which wasn’t included in the leak.
In addition to improving the flash capabilities of the camera, Apple was also rumored to upgrade the camera to a 12-megapixel sensor, offering higher quality images. There have also been claims of advanced high-dynamic range pictures and 120-frames-per-second video recording for super slow-motion capabilities.
We’ll have to see which of the rumors turn out to be true and which just end up as speculation when the next-gen iPhone is announced at the September 10 media event.