Alleged Schematic Shows Protruding Camera Ring on 4.7-Inch iPhone 6

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Throughout the past few months, a number of design drawings, physical mockups, and component leaks have hinted at a protruding camera ring camera on the iPhone 6. Initial rumors indicated that the physical feature would be exclusive to the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, however recent photos of the 4.7-inch version's rear shell may indicate that it will also include a protruding camera ring.

    Now, an alleged schematic shared by (Google Translate, via G for Games) once again shows a protruding camera ring on the back of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which is measured at 0.67-0.77 millimeters. The website also claims that the phone will be 7 millimeters thick, which lines up with the most recent leak showing off the device's rear shell and front panel for the first time.

    Additionally, it is claimed that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has been given a codename of N56, while the 5.5-inch version is known as N61. This is in line with the code names of prior iPhones, as the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 was known as N92. However, no additional evidence suggests that N56 and N61 are the exact code names of both iPhone 6 models.

    Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 on September 9, with a launch for the 4.7-inch version likely coming about a week or so after. It is possible that the 5.5-inch model may launch alongside its smaller counterpart, however production issues may push back its release until late next year or 2015.

    Both models of the iPhone 6 will likely incorporate a faster A8 processor, a thinner, rounded chassis, and iOS 8. The camera on the iPhone 6 will also be improved, featuring a unified, round dual-LED "True Tone" flash and some form of image stabilization.

    Article Link: Alleged Schematic Shows Protruding Camera Ring on 4.7-Inch iPhone 6
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Are we getting so thin now that components are sticking out of the phone.

    How thin is too thin, I think we have our answer.
  3. macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2014
    Southampton - United Kingdom
    Personally, a protruding camera doesn't bother me.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    I hope not, that's the worst part of the iPod touch. I'd like to say Apple wouldn't but they already have with the iPod... dang
  5. ironsienna, Aug 20, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014

    macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2010
    I don't have any problems with the protruding camera especially if (*speculation alert*) the ring is going to be made with some un-scratchable liquid metal alloy...

    but oh boy... I can't get used to those hideous white bands...
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    Apple's new style is "make something that is ugly, adamantly defend it until everybody claims it's modern and clean".
  7. macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2011
    I simply don't understand the rationale (other than making the device as slim as possible). It's going to make for a rocky surface and, regardless of how durable, will seemingly only damage the lens much easier.
  8. Nik
    macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    Your phone now wobbles when laying on a desk.

    Amazing, every detail has been considered!
  9. macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2011
    Well I guess it's official then. I hope it at least comes with a very good optical stabilisation to compensate for this.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    I don't see the problem with a protruding camera, they have Sapphire covering them so its unlikely to get damaged.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    As a current user of a Nokia Lumia 1020, a tiny protruding camera won't bother me at all. Many phones like the Galaxy S5 and Note 3 have a slight camera bump as well. I'm more worried about battery life at this point.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2014

    This is one of the main reasons I don't like most android handset designs. Protruding lenses are just so ugly.

    Maybe they'll sell a flush design back to us with the 6S. And get rid of those horrid antenna bands. Loving the rest of the design however. 'Close but no cigar'
  13. macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2008
    Up north
    I am really looking forward to the 'story' that justifies those antenna bands (nope I can't get over it). It should go something like "Reception is now WAY better than on any previous iPhone". My hope is that the bands will be way less visible on the black version.

    And yeah, I know—I will probably put the phone in a case. Unfortunately Apple has taught me that the inside of gadgets should be as beautiful as the outside.
  14. macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2011
    There's a reason for that...

    Interchangeable lenses:

  15. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2014
  16. macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2002
    They'd better gone towards a clear protrusion of e.g. 1 or 2 mm, to indicate it is intended. With only 0,67mm the user may get the impression that production quality is lacking:

    "I can't really see it, but I definitely can feel it - my camera lens is not sitting completely flush with the body! Is this production tolerance enough to claim a replacement from Apple?". :rolleyes:
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2010
    Just make it bloody thick enough to not have to have a protruding camera and we'll all enjoy the better battery life.

    Seriously, are Apple this out of touch with what the majority of people want since Steve Jobs died? Does Jony Ive live in his own little bubble where "thinness" is the be-all and end-all of everything at the expense of performance and usability?

    I guess Apple are getting desperate for a USP with the iPhone rapidly falling behind on spec sheets to competitors and being thinner than them is the only trump area left.
  18. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    april 1st ;) thats all
  19. macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2009
    So they could have used .7 of a millimeter to make people happy und give this thing a larger battery instead they going for thinness, at this point a thing only marketing people care about. Oh Dear. What an afterthought.
  20. macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2012
    I'm going to contradict myself here but here goes:

    I don't care if it has a protruding camera but it had better be a bloody good camera!

    Also, I'm not sure what you do with your iPhone but I normally look at the front where the screen is and not at the back so the fact it might stick out a little, as I've already said, doesn't bother me.

    Finally, I never lay my iPhone on a table so no wobbling for me.
  21. macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    Of course not. Because apple did it. It would be the most hideous thing ever if any other company did that.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2010
    Interesting that 0.67mm is looking like how much thinner the iPhone 6 is than the iPhone 5/5S... No-one ever complained about the 5 being too thick... They complained about battery life. Let's fix what's not broke and **** the rest! :)
  23. ironsienna, Aug 20, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014

    macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2010
    Too thin will probably be the iPhone 7 design where a la MacPro, you will just buy the screen and a bunch of connectors to externally connect batteries, antennas, microphones and speakers... Full expandability, versatile design and sexy sleek looks... You don't need a camera?? You simply remove it altogether!!!

    What more we want from our life!!

    This is going to be the next big thing and also the new iOS: iOS 9: Octopus
  24. macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    While I already love them!:)
  25. macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2010
    By the way, from what I can see here, the protruding camera is on a bevelled area and does not create problems when the phone lies flat on a table..


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