iPhone 5 On Way: Apple Cuts Down LED Flash Components Order

No doubt when Steve Jobs ran through the new things for Apple at WWDC, people were disappointed not to hear anything about the company’s forthcoming iPhone 5. Much rumor has been banded about for the fifth gen handset and we are all anxious to welcome its arrival.

Adding to the rumor mill comes a report by ITProPortal that could possibly point to the iPhone 5 introductions. A source close to Apple’s supply link stated that the Cali company had reduced its orders for LED camera flash parts from its current supplier Philips.

This has all happened within the recent month to two month period, suggesting that either a new supplier has been found, or that different camera technology will be included in the soon to be released iPhone 5. If a new supplier is the case then talks suggest that a Taipei based company will take over the production.

As AppleInsider mention, speculation has been that the fifth gen will separate the current camera/flash combo in order to enhance picture quality and reduce red eye issues. It is also rumored that the new device will bump up its megapixels to 8, from the iPhone 4’s 5MP, in order to compete with its closest based Android competitors. If the camera is improved then Omnivision is said to be responsible for the lion’s share of the new sensors.

However yet again we will just have to sit on our hands and wait for more news on Apple’s iPhone 5, which could be as late as September before we get a glimpse. Tell us if you think Apple might be leaving it too late to release the 5 considering the stiff competition soon to be arriving from the Android boys?