Protruding camera on the iPhone 6S?

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  1. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering if the iPhone 6S will still have a protruding camera just like the current iPhones?

    Apple usually keeps the same design for the S variants, but is there still a chance that they will fix this issue?
     
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    I don't expect any difference in the phone's form factor, so that would mean the camera will be protruding.

    Tbh, I've not seen too many issues with it protruding either - I think it may be a non-issue
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I don't think that Apple considers it an "issue" to fix.

    I really doubt we'll see any change.
     
  4. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually concerned that the protruding camera contributes to the bending issues when using the iPhone on a flat surface.

    The wobbling is also annoying.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If you don't bend your phone it won't get bent. An iPhone sitting on a table will not bend unless you're placing quite a bit of force on it.
     
  6. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    What issue? I would think the camera was designed that way. Since I got my 6+, I can say, I've never really took a look at it and saw it as an issue. I'm glad I'm not bothered by this.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They have more pressing issues to fix in the 6s, like the moving front camera.
     
  8. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Let's not start this debate again...

    Anyways to the topic at hand, I wish it would be changed, but I don't believe it will for the 6S as the design is likely to be identical. The issue is you can't use your phone on a flat surface without a case, without it wobbling.
     
  9. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I've seen many people getting a case because of it and with me not liking cases I'm definitely concerned about it.

    So I guess all future iPhones are going to have protruding cameras with Apple doing everything thinner an thinner?
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I carry it naked just like all my previous iPhones. Someone who's used to carrying it naked since 2007 isn't all of sudden going to use a case solely because of the protruding camera. If anything, more people are using a case because it's more slippery than the previous iterations (except the metal-backed original, which was just as slippery).
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The whole premise of a phone bending while you're using it on a flat surface due to the protruding camera is ridiculous.

    Apple isn't going to change the camera design on the next iPhone.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Put a case on it, that will remove the wobble.
     
  13. crispApple macrumors regular

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    I believe if they made the camera flush with the back they would also have to make the phone itself a bit thicker. Am I wrong?
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Correct. You can't eat your cake and have it too.
     
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    How could this slightly protruding ring bend your phone?:rolleyes:
     
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    What issue?
     
  17. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    HUh?

    Then don't put anything on top of it when it's laying on a flat surface.

    Don't wobble it.
     
  18. 617aircav Suspended

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    I have never noticed my plus wobbling. If I put it down on a surface I'm not using it at the same time.
     
  19. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I was thinking this the other day - it's eminently possible, especially considering every S variant has carried at least one design change. (3GS: reflective lettering on back; 4S: antenna band positions; 5S: Touch ID button, no metal camera ring, dual LED flash)
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Yep, they'll fix it just like Samsung has done with all of their protruding cameras.:rolleyes:
     
  21. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I often wonder why Samsung like the protruding camera thing so much.
     
  22. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Yet it only seems like people complain about Apple doing it.
     
  23. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Samsung designs their phone bodies around the protruding camera. Apple's seems like an afterthought. As if it was like, oh dang, this camera is bigger than i remember. Oh well, ship 'em! Not that I think that's what actually happened, but it's silly to think it could have been avoided with a little big of thickness, thereby increasing battery life and possibly durability. Win, win, win.

    Yes, they are both protruding, but it's done much differently. On my Galaxy S3, laying the camera on its back, the table or surface touches the back bezel which curves up and around the area with the camera.

    For what it's worth, this is coming from an iPhone 6 user that loves his iPhone 6. I just call it as I see it, and I'm not brand/platform loyal in any way.
     

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