Leaked component image bolsters rumors of redesigned True Tone flash for iPhone 6

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Date: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, 08:51
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor

A leaked image could possibly confirm rumors of a redesigned “True Tone’ flash unit for the iPhone 6 handset’s camera.

Per AppleInsider, Chinese smartphone repair company ElekWorld posted pictures of newly stocked parts, including purported “iPhone 6” power flex cables with round multi-colored flash assemblies.

The cables, which are now available in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variations, feature what appears to be a dual-LED flash assembly with “cool” and “warm” tints, a hallmark of Apple’s branded True Tone technology.


Further, the round flash lines up with a series of purportedly leaked iPhone 6 rear shells, each featuring a round hole for the rear camera’s flash unit. It was previously speculated that the circular opening was merely a placeholder for what would ultimately house the familiar pill-shaped port seen in the iPhone 5s.

Also worth noting is the location of the sleep/wake actuator, which resides on one end of the flex cable, opposite a low-profile connector. Judging by the positioning in relation to the flash unit, the button could be side-mounted as rumored in multiple reports. An identical component for the rumored 4.7-inch next-gen iPhone was seen amid a cache of purportedly leaked parts earlier this month.

Apple first introduced the True Tone flash with the iPhone 5s last year, saying the dual-LED setup helps even out color temperatures in low-light situations for more natural looking photos.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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