Apple iPhone 5 Dual-LED Flash Rumor: Likely Feature

The Apple iPhone 5 (or 4S) speculation continues to mount and although we’ve been bringing news for some time that we thought a September release was likely, it seems that virtually everybody else now thinks so too. Now we have further news on the Apple iPhone 5 as we’ve heard rumor of a dual-LED flash that looks likely for the next iPhone.

We’ve already told of speculation regarding a new design and also of an improved camera, to match that on the Samsung Galaxy S2 and yesterday OSM’s Tim Ollason spoke about reports of a September release and also mentioned the possibility of a smaller model. Along with that we also posted an article about about iPhone 5 features required to fend off Android competition including 4G LTE capability. The new rumor of dual-LED flash for the next iPhone, although not yet confirmed as with just about everything else, originated from a report on Digitimes, the Taiwanese paper that is often a source of Apple product news.

We first heard about this from Luke Johnson over on T3 who says that although we had previously heard leaks about an improved camera with an 8-megapixel sensor and full 1080p HD video recording, this is the first time a dual-LED flash has been mentioned. Component suppliers are expected to include Everlight Electronics, Lite-On Technology and Edison Opto.

Josh Ong over on Apple Insider also refers to the DigiTimes report that comes from “recent market rumors.” Ong says that Philips LED flash component orders from Apple have been reduced recently. He also refers to sources that say Edison, which specializes in high-power LEDs, has a “high chance” of receiving dual-LED flash orders from Apple. You may also be interested in our recent iPhone 5 competition roundup.

We’d like to know what you think about the iPhone 5 getting dual-LED flash and if this is a feature that would sway you to purchasing the phone or not? Let us know with your comments.