Despite being primarily a smartphone, Apple’s iPhone 4 has recently become the most used camera on Flickr, according to one of their latest reports. Convenience may have contributed to its popularity, but the upcoming iPhone 5 with a rumored 8-megapixel camera will bring added quality as well. And now, new reports suggest that the next-gen iPhone could also boast dual-LED flash.
Digitimes says that the rumors emerged amidst market reports that revealed Apple was reducing its orders for Lumileds high-power LED flash products from Phillips and switching to new LED flash products from Taiwanese manufacturers. The potential Taiwanese suppliers include Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto, and Lite-On Technology.
Everlight and Lite-On have been supplying the smartphone market for awhile now, with their LED flash products already being used in brand-name handsets. However, Edison Opto specializes in high-power LEDs and has also begun shipping to handset vendors, giving them a good chance of winning Apple’s dual-LED flash orders. However, Digitimes also reports that all three companies have so far denied these reports.