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Old Aug 11, 2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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Round 'True Tone' Flash for iPhone 6 Revealed in Latest Part Leak




Over the last several months, a number of drawings, mockups, and even rear shell parts for the iPhone 6 have consistently shown a round hole for the LED flash next to the rear camera. That feature has been one of the primary sources of skepticism about the legitimacy of these leaks, as many observers have argued it suggests Apple would have to be abandoning the pill-shaped "True Tone" dual-LED flash introduced in the iPhone 5s.

Earlier today, we highlighted a new photo set from Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] showing a number of components said to be from the iPhone 6, but one part we neglected to feature shows Apple has indeed developed a new round version of the True Tone flash. The part shows both white and amber LEDs within a single round flash component.

This round flash module is integrated into a purported iPhone 6 flex cable that contains several arms with a power button, a logic board connector, a microphone, and the round True Tone flash. The cable had been seen in a previous leak late last month, but only from the rear where the flash itself was not visible.

iPhone 5s flash module identified in iFixit teardown analysis.
Apple added the dual-LED True Tone flash to the iPhone 5s, replacing the white-only flash module in previous iPhone models. The True Tone flash includes both white and amber LEDs in order to improve white balance and add support for more than 1,000 different color temperatures.

Besides a round flash module, Apple may also improve the photo-taking abilities of the iPhone 6 with an enhanced camera module featuring either optical or electronic image stabilization. The high-quality rear camera may come with an aesthetic cost in some users' eyes, however, as at least the 5.5-inch model has been rumored to require a slight protrusion from the thin body to accommodate the camera, as seen on the current iPod touch.

The iPhone 6 is expected to launch in two different sizes including a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display, along with a more durable Touch ID. Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation handset at a September 9 press event with the retail launch to follow shortly after the announcement.

Article Link: Round 'True Tone' Flash for iPhone 6 Revealed in Latest Part Leak
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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Good. Kinda figured they wouldn't remove an improvement that was added to the 5s, but nice to see the evidence. The camera is one of my biggest points of interest this go-around.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 10:58 AM   #3
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I never understood why people were so confused about this at first. It was quite obvious that Apple had merged the two LEDs or used only one LED to flash both colours very fast.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 10:59 AM   #4
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Wooo let's see those event invitations already ! September 2nd
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:00 AM   #5
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But what about the protruding camera lens!?
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:00 AM   #6
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This is SO apple. Make something new, then go back to their originally loved forms while still keeping the improvements.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:02 AM   #7
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the dual-flash on my 5s takes so much time to calibrate, it's just embarrassing. if i want to take a photo it takes about 5 seconds with the flash
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:02 AM   #8
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And everyone wondered why there was no pill shaped flash on all the dummy phones and mockups.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:03 AM   #9
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Im just nervous as hell that the iPhone 6 will look like all those mockups

It is by far the worst looking iPhone! I know its just a "Mockup" but I bet 80% it will look like the dummy versions out there with its thick lines and all!
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:04 AM   #10
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Noooooo

please make the whole thing thicker don't let it stick out
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:04 AM   #11
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Is it just me, or are the antenna lines thinner on this model compared to previous leaks?
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:05 AM   #12
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the dual-flash on my 5s takes so much time to calibrate, it's just embarrassing. if i want to take a photo it takes about 5 seconds with the flash
Same here. Let's hope their new version of True Tone flash is faster.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:06 AM   #13
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Finally an end to the "It's fake because it doesn't have trutone!"
Now back to "I'm not going to buy this if the camera protrudes."
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:06 AM   #14
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That's it!

I am getting iPhone 6 for this one part...thanks MacRumors for keeping me informed! I have been waiting for a round True Tone flash module for ages and the iPhone finally has it!
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:06 AM   #15
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I never understood why people were so confused about this at first. It was quite obvious that Apple had merged the two LEDs or used only one LED to flash both colours very fast.
This. In the end I only laughed at these people. In every thread about the iPhone 6 people kept asking this question.. No imagination.
Finally there is the leak of the round dual flash!
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:06 AM   #16
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Cool, but I still never use flash on pictures taken with my phone. I only use it as the flashlight.

Using a flash as a photographer especially in dark settings only makes humans look worse. No matter what color the flash light is.
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Is it just me, or are the antenna lines thinner on this model compared to previous leaks?
It's an iPhone 5s for comparison.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:07 AM   #18
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I hope some of those tagging leaked back panels as fake because of the round flash will now start to think about their logic thinking patterns.

A few months ago I mentioned that a round hole doesn't mean the flash cannot be true tone. Apple has enough power with its manufacturers in order to request them to investigate and develop round true tones. And it appears they have.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:09 AM   #19
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It's an iPhone 5s for comparison.
Ah - I see. I honestly hope the real thing doesn't have the massive lines that were present in the mockups...
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Im just nervous as hell that the iPhone 6 will look like all those mockups

It is by far the worst looking iPhone! I know its just a "Mockup" but I bet 80% it will look like the dummy versions out there with its thick lines and all!
People said the same thing when the iPhone 4 leaked
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:11 AM   #21
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nice! i didn't really care for the pill shaped flash but if this works the same it will be a nice little upgrade! good job apple!
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:13 AM   #22
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Finally I can shine with my round-shaped true tone flashlight!

(Never use the flash for photo's to be honest)
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:13 AM   #23
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Hmm, don't know why but I kinda liked the pill shape... I don't have a problem with circles though.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:17 AM   #24
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Finally, I knew they would.. Now all u Whiners can get back to complaining about the protruding lens...
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 11:20 AM   #25
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Personally, I would've liked it to be octagon shaped. But really, the shape of the LED is the last thing I would be concerned about.
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