A Chinese smartphone repair firm has leaked what appears to be the two new True Tone flash units that Apple will use on both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models.
Originally introduced as part of the iPhone 5s redesign, the True Tone LED flash is designed to produce a more realistic photograph even when the flash is in use, which anyone who’s ever taken a dimly lit photo will tell you is no easy job. Flashes tend to make photos appear too washed out, with the photo’s subject looking less colorful than it should. By using a white and amber flash in unison though, Apple gave the iPhone 5s the ability to reduce the flash’s ill effects to a minimum and while the approach has been slightly adapted here, the iPhone 6 is set to continue the True Tone revolution.
Leaks of iPhone 6 parts have been coming thick and fast of late, and the camera flash is one part that is now out in the wild not just for the smaller, apparently more common iPhone 6’s 4.7-inch guise, but also the larger 5.5-inch offering that has been rumored to be delayed compared to the smaller model. We’ve not had confirmation from Apple on that rumor, obviously enough, but plenty of people now seem convinced that we won’t be able to choose between both iPhone 6 models at launch.
That launch – for the smaller screen size at least – is expected to come around ten days after the rumored September 9th Apple announcement of its new smartphone. Expectations are already rather high, and as time rolls on that expectation level is only set to increase. At this point, can Apple truly hope to deliver on the pre-announcement hype?
Let’s be honest, no matter what happens in the second week of September, someone somewhere is going to be disappointed.
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