Anker Unveils First Ever ‘Made for iPhone’ Certified External Flash

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Less than a week after reports indicated that “Made for iPhone” certified strobes were on the way, we have our first official product. Made by Anker—better known for their battery packs—the cube-shaped LED flash is compatible with the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models, and will be available to purchase next month for a reported $50.As reported by The Verge, Anker’s flash seems to be the first to come out of the official Made for iPhone (MFi) licensing program. This means that it connects to the iPhone via the lightning port rather than Bluetooth, and can sync with the built-in camera app in addition to third party cameras.According to the product specs, the lightning port connection allows for “tight synchronization” with the iPhone 11’s rear camera, and the flash boasts 2x the range and 4x the brightness of the built-in option. It also comes with a detachable diffuser, can operate in “standalone flashlight mode,” is rated for 10,000 shots per charge, and features its own lightning port for recharging.

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