The rumour mill is suggesting that Apple is looking to add a new feature to the next generation of the iPhone. This feature will only be employed where darkness abounds. Its sudden appearance may shock you and scar your eyes. Things that were shrouded will suddenly be laid bare for all to see. It will likely reveal more than you would like to see – the skin, the hair, the jiggly bits….the horror.

No, Apple is not including its very own flasher app. Rumours suggest Apple will likely be building an LED flash into the next generation of the iPhone. This feature will help capture better quality photos in dimly lit areas and help the iPhone compete with other smart phones that already have this feature, including Palm’s Pre and the new Nexus One by Google.

This rumour is supported by claims that Apple is looking to purchase millions of LED flash components this year. Philips’ Lumileds Lighting sector is largely considered to be the most likely candidate for designing this new feature. Their LUXEON flash LED technology leads LED technology for mobile phone cameras and outcompetes Xenon flash performance for phones.

Such a move shouldn’t come as a real surprise. It is an obvious upgrade as would be any other incremental improvements to the camera features of the iPhone.