iPhone 6 Part Leak Reveals Round ‘True Tone’ Camera Flash [Photos]
We’re less than one month away from that purported iPhone 6 announcement, and although we’ve a fairly good idea of the device’s main features, there’s still much to be established. Notably, the rear-facing camera has been the subject of conflicting reports, with a whole range of figures suggested as the public attempts to nail down the specs, but what we do now know, as per a new parts leak, is that it’ll feature a remodeled version of the ‘True Tone’ flash that first débuted with the iPhone 5s.
The idea of True Tone, as implied by the name, was to offer more realistic, natural lighting conditions for those snaps taken in dark areas. By including an amber light alongside a traditional white light, the flash could deliver warmer, natural-looking tones, instead of the overbearing flash that would often ruin a photo or video.
The True Tone flash of the iPhone 6, given what we see in the image, has been considerably revised, with a smaller, slicker appearance much more in-keeping with Apple’s minimalist design. The iPhone’s flash, at its current duration, is sizeable, with a white light and amber light sat alongside each other, but as you’ll notice from the leak, these two crucial True Tone lighting colors will sit alongside each other in semicircular fashion.
The fact that the hole cut out for the flash was much smaller on the iPhone 6 shell leaks prompted many to doubt their legitimacy, but as we’ve seen, it’s just another case of Apple down-sizing in order to bundle so many features into the apparently svelte housing.
Apple always focuses a lot of attention on the rear-facing camera, having added solid performance enhancements with each new model each time, and with the announcement event apparently slated for September 9th, snap-happy consumers will be hoping for some similarly impressive improvements this time around.
Following the announcement, the iPhone 6 is expected to arrive later on in September, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models apparently being readied. The latter may be subject to delay, though, and so mightn’t hit the consumer market until October or November.
Whatever the case, we’ll keep you up-to-date on all the latest iPhone 6 news, so stay tuned to our coverage here at Redmond Pie!