Late last week we got to see some images that just might be of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S. There was a nice look at the internal hardware, but we also got to spot a noteworthy external change, as Apple appeared to be swapping out the old single-LED flash for a dual-LED version. While that on its own would spell improvement, some new images of this hardware have since arrived that show everything off in more detail, and seem to reveal one more trick packed into that new flash design: differently colored LEDs.

This idea about a multi-colored flash for the new iPhone has been floated before. Instead of both LEDs necessarily illuminating at once, software might select one color or another based on the ambient lighting conditions. That added degree of control could have the potential to substantially increase image quality in low-light situations.

Considering all the importance being placed on smartphone camera quality lately, this sounds like a cheap, effective way to give the iPhone a little boost.


Source: MacRumors
Via: 9to5 Mac

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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