Could This be a Secret New iPhone Feature?

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly interested in Philips’s (NYSE:PSG) new camera flash technology for future iPhones, and according to rumor, may even have signed a deal for it. While the typical LED flash is white and often makes photographs appear over-exposed, Philips’ Smart LED Flash is said to be a combination of yellow and white light and is created through intelligent detection of ambient lighting.

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According to the report in Apple Insider, Apple has “placed significant orders” for the technology and signed an exclusive agreement for components. Apple, of course, has a history of signing exclusivity agreements and never really utilizing it on a large scale.

Philips was previously said to have provided LED flash components for the iPhone. Apple is expected to launch the sixth generation of its smartphone at a media event in San Francisco on Wednesday.

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