Smartphone makers aren’t the only ones racing to make cameras more and more powerful but also accessories manufacturers are joining in on the game.
Of course, Apple’s dedicated “Made for iPhone (MFi)” program all but guaranteed that this would happen.
Take Anker for example.
The company recently revealed plans for an iPhone-specific external flash for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Models with an estimated retail price of $USD 50.
As far as flashes go, that’s really not that bad but the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro exclusivity isn’t that consumer-friendly.
Not only are those Cupertino’s latest and greatest models, but they’re also pretty darn expensive themselves.
And this is the first in a series of planned accessories for the iPhone that will bear the “Made for iPhone (MFi) label according to PetaPixel.
The website reports that the external flash will connect via the iPhone’s lightning port and should be compatible with not only the default system camera but also camera apps that the user might download. The way it is being marketed, it sounds like the Anker external flash will offer both ease of use and a plug-and-play functionality.
Anker is promising 10,000 shots per charge and it will have a lightning port for recharging.
The Anker external flash, naturally, will provide a superior option to the built-in flash but probably won’t match really pricey external flashes for dedicated cameras.
Nonetheless, one small step for smartphones, one giant leap for smartphone photography?
If you’re curious, it should arrive next month, though we can’t find any listings for it yet.
What do you think? Does an external flash from Anker for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro interest you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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