"Apple Teaches Nikon a Lesson About White Balance?"
I'm very impressed with the two LED flash system on the new iPhone 5S - one white and the other amber. Apparently the lights work in tandem to automatically balance flash with the ambient lighting conditions. Very cool! I wonder if we'll see a Nikon flash with dual flash tubes or some other method for automatically adjusting flash temperature.
#2. "RE: Apple Teaches Nikon a Lesson About White Balance?" In response to Reply # 1
Agreed, LED's would be a non-starter. Conductive and color-changing plastics have been around for a few years, so one can imagine the plastic lens over the flash tube responding to changing color temperatures.
I don't imagine the iPhone system would handle fluorescent very well, but just having the amber capability would address 90% of the situations where I have jelled a flash and set a custom white balance. But then tungsten lights these days are headed for the same trash heap as film. But it is still a clever innovation.