I was just reading about the possibility of a new iPhone, and the possibility of it having 5MP camera.
But, begs the question. Why does the iPhone NOT have flash? Are there apps that people are using to assist with that?
- 12-23-2009, 11:09 AM #2
- 12-23-2009, 11:35 AM #3
If they start putting more focus on the camera aspect of the phone ( which I think they started to on the 3GS and will probably continue to do as the iPhone evolves ) I think the next logical step is a flash/light to help with the really low light shots. It's not something they can ignore for too long or it will be the bane of the iPhone camera when all other "equivalent" smart phones have a flash.
- 12-23-2009, 11:52 AM #4
- 12-23-2009, 12:48 PM #5
I think Apple's idea is that the flash would use too much battery and people would complain about the phone running out of juice too fast. Same thing we hear with the background apps.
So they would rather have people complain that a feature isn't there and if it's that important to them to just buy another phone vs hearing all the complaints about the phone shutting off after taking hundreds of pictures at night.
Apple is working hard on battery technology and I think the next huge breakthrough will be a battery that last a lot longer than we are used to which will then give us all these "missing" features.
- 12-23-2009, 01:43 PM #6
- 12-23-2009, 03:22 PM #7
the flash in most camera phones are really poor quality light sources coming from an LED. do you really see Apple putting something poorly done in their phone?
a real flash is a capaciter basically sparking a tube of gas
Last edited by flyingember; 12-23-2009 at 03:25 PM.
- 12-24-2009, 01:33 AM #8
Apple will do what they also do. Sit on a simple thing for a while, then make it amazing. Cut and Paste for instance.
I say the next iteration will have an upgraded camera system, as in a higher resolution camera which is obvious, but I would like to see optical or digital zoom, preferably optical if it is even possible, and flash.
- 12-24-2009, 04:38 PM #9
- 12-24-2009, 09:12 PM #10
I think the battery would decrease a lot faster. I had the LG Shine when it first came out and every time I used the camera I would notice the battery deplete a lot faster.
Even using the iPhone camera without flash the battery goes down.
Maybe it's one of those features they've been trying to run away from, until they figure out a low power but effective flash.
- 12-24-2009, 09:58 PM #11
- 12-25-2009, 07:02 PM #12
I don't know of another phone that doesn't have a camera flash? Besides, LED's are very bright these days, the LED on my little old K750 was bright enough to light up an entire room and take pictures in total darkness. With so many apps making use of the iphone's camera, it's about time they give us one that not only takes much better pictures, but can do so in low light conditions!
- 12-25-2009, 08:26 PM #13
My crappy blackberry pearl had a flash, and I don't think it noticebly depleted the battery because I didn't take that many pictures with it at one time anyway. What I really liked using it for was as a flashlight if you kept it on as a setting for video. It blew away the flashlight apps that you get on the iPhone.
Apple should at least offer a camera flash and if the user decides to disable it to conserve the battery, they can toggle it off. While we're talking about flash, how bout adobe flash support too?! Lol.
- 12-26-2009, 12:46 AM #14
Others might not feel that way but that's how I felt about the Shine. I stopped using the camera.
On top of that , people will begin to complain even more about the battery as they did when the iPhone got 3G in 2008.