Apple Wants to Turn the iPhone Into a Flash for Strobists


We’ve seen loads of great work done with an iPhone, but now a recent patent will probably take it up a step. According to Gizmodo, Apple put in a patent in 2011 to turn iPhones into remote flashes. Sound familiar? For those of us that have seen the light, it’s called strobism. It was part of a review that we did recently with the Phottix Mitros. However, this is pretty darn crazy. This may potentially mean that future iPhones might have real flashes and not LED lights and that there might be some sort of wireless TTL communication. But also, the iPhone has a leaf shutter–which could mean some crazy high speed sync capabilities.

At it’s core though, it will still mean that people will need to learn how to use a flash system.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.