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.

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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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

Dilster3k Avatar
128 months ago
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.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marvz Avatar
128 months ago
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!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikko1423 Avatar
128 months ago
This is SO apple. Make something new, then go back to their originally loved forms while still keeping the improvements.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
utsava Avatar
128 months ago
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."
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GuitarDTO Avatar
128 months ago
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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iCore24 Avatar
128 months ago
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!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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