More 'iPhone 6s' Part Photos Surface as Production Ramps Up

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Less than two months before Apple is expected to launch the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus," new photos of leaked components for the next-generation smartphones continue to surface from within the supply chain. The images support rumors that claim the next iPhones will have minimal design changes compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The main part shared by French website Nowhereelse.fr is a purported iPhone 6s single flex cable that houses the volume rocker, mute switch, power button and LED flash. The blog also shared photos of the device's Lightning connector and headphone jack assembly, rear-facing camera rings and home button enclosure, which appears to be anodized in a gold or champagne color.


Apple has returned to using a single flex cable for the iPhone 6s after splitting the flex cables for the iPhone 6, but otherwise that part and the Lightning connector assembly remain largely unchanged, which is unsurprising given Apple's "tick-tock" refresh cycle for iPhones. Apple typically makes major changes in a "tick" year (iPhone 6) while focusing on smaller improvements and refinements in a "tock" year ("iPhone 6s").


The leaked camera rings suggest that the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" could also have a protruding rear-facing camera lens, a design choice that Apple received some complaints over for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Particularly, some users expressed frustration at being unable to lay their smartphone flat on a table because the camera lens sticks out about one millimeter.


"iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" production is believed to be underway, with leaked images of the front panel, rear shell and logic board surfacing earlier this month. The smartphones are rumored to feature an A9 chip with 2GB of RAM, Force Touch, a faster Qualcomm LTE modem, an improved 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 7000 Series aluminum and more.

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AngerDanger

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the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" could also have a protruding rear-facing camera lens, a design choice that Apple received some complaints over for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Particularly, some users expressed frustration at being unable to lay their smartphone flat on a table because the camera lens sticks out about one millimeter.
Hmm, if Apple doesn't want to increase the thickness of the phone, they could always implement my rather ingenious design change:

iPhone 6 Dummy Cameras.png


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polterbyte

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Get me that bwttwr 12Mpx camera and I won't mind the continued presence of the lens protrusion (my case takes care of that, anyway).
 

Rocketman

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People complained because the lens stuck out by 1mm and they couldn't lay their phones flat on the table.
Honestly, I've heard it all now!
Sounds like an opportunity for someone to sell a sticky pad like you see on the bottom of a Powerbook for iPhones. Put it on the opposite side of the case to the lens and the device will sit at a slope. Two more and it's level too. Not sure why.

We are buying three iPhone 6S devices.
 

Rogifan

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So basically the new phones are going to look just like last years phones, just as Apple has been doing for years now. Shocking!
 
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c1phers

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Honestly people will complain about just anything. If the lens wasn't protruding and the phone was thicker someone would complain.

Hell it can protrude more for all I care if they can upgrade the sensor on it. I don't even necessarily need more megapixels, but higher zoom would be awesome. I hope there is a camera change regardless. Can't wait to get a 6S!
 

Rogifan

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Honestly people will complain about just anything. If the lens wasn't protruding and the phone was thicker someone would complain.

Hell it can protrude more for all I care if they can upgrade the sensor on it. I don't even necessarily need more megapixels, but higher zoom would be awesome. I hope there is a camera change regardless. Can't wait to get a 6S!
What a complete non issue. If you have the phone in a case, which most people do, it really is a non issue. I've used my 6 caseless a few times and I've never had any issue with the phone wobbling. It doesn't protrude that much.
 

SD456

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I don't really care about the protruding camera, if it will be a better one. I would love to shoot videos in 4K with my iPhone. :apple:
 
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