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Rear Camera of 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 With Optical Stabilization and Other Parts Shown in New Photos

A number of parts from Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 models have leaked in recent months, but a new photo set from Feld & Volk [Instagram page] offers some fresh details on the new devices.

At the top of the list is the rear camera from the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. As shown in comparison photos, the module is thinner and otherwise larger than the one from the iPhone 5s, but with Apple shaving down the iPhone's thickness, previous leaks have indicated the company has needed to create a slight protrusion on the rear of the device to accommodate the camera.

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Rear cameras from 5.5-inch iPhone 6 (left) and iPhone 5s (right)

Feld & Volk says the rear camera does indeed appear to include optical image stabilization (OIS), as the camera assembly has some freedom to float within its module. Rumors have differed on whether the iPhone 6 will include OIS and if so, whether both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models will support it.

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Rear cameras from 5.5-inch iPhone 6 (left) and iPhone 5s (right)

Feld & Volk indicates the 5.5-inch camera module does not fit in the 4.7-inch rear shell the firm has on hand, suggesting the two iPhone 6 models will use different camera modules. Supply chain analysts have indeed predicted that OIS will be a differentiating factor for the larger iPhone 6 model.

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Inside rear camera module from 5.5-inch iPhone 6

Along with the rear camera, Feld & Volk also draws attention to several other parts, including protective mesh for the speaker and microphone holes, color-matched to the various iPhone color options.

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Speaker and microphone mesh for iPhone 6

While the iPhone 6 power button has been seen previously, Feld & Volk has highlighted the presence of a rubber seal around it, which is a new addition for the iPhone line. The seals would help increase dust and moisture resistance for the iPhone 6.

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iPhone 6 power button with rubber seal

The photos are the latest in a long line of recent leaks from Feld & Volk, which has been working to acquire iPhone 6 parts in an effort to quickly release its own version of the device. The company specializes in luxury modified versions of the iPhone selling for thousands of dollars, and is planning to launch its iPhone 6 models as soon as possible after Apple's official announcement next Tuesday.

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30 months ago
Rumor has it there'll be a major leak next Tuesday.
Can't confirm though.

D.
Rating: 39 Votes
30 months ago
So disappointed. Now if I want the best phone Apple has to offer, I have to get a 5.5" iPhone (too big for me but I get others like it). :(

I don't mind Apple making a 5.5" iPhone along with the 4.7", but they should keep them the same spec wise.
Rating: 23 Votes
30 months ago
Man - you people act like this rumor automatically means no OIS for the 4.7"....

RELAX!

4 days until its announced. You can all whine about a REAL product then. Until Tuesday, stop complaining about something that isn't even real yet.
Rating: 18 Votes
30 months ago
Brace yourselves: the sarcastic comments about there not being a 5.5 inch iPhone are coming.
Rating: 14 Votes
30 months ago

So disappointed. Now if I want the best phone Apple has to offer, I have to get a 5.5" iPhone (too big for me but I get others like it). :(


Us Five-Fivers™ will be taunting your blurry, un-optically-stabilized photos.











:D
Rating: 14 Votes
30 months ago
Still not believing they made the phone thinner than the damn camera module! Terrible decision if true...and these leaks usually are true this close to an event.
Rating: 11 Votes
30 months ago
It would be pretty disappointing to me for the 5.5" version to have extra features.
Rating: 11 Votes
30 months ago
All I can say is screw you Tim Cook if you restrict the best camera feature to the phablet to create some phony differentiation. :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
30 months ago
The insecurity of some in the 4.7" camp about the potential of the 5.5" phone having a differentiating feature is astounding. It's always been a stereotype that iPhone owners somehow thought they were "above" other people with "lesser" phones, and now that stereotype will evidently end up playing out inside the iPhone circle. Should Apple not do anything with the extra space that a 5.5" phone offers? Even if the 5.5" phone costs more? Just to not offend the 4.7" owners who might perceive that their phone is no longer a "flagship" device?

The funniest thing is, if Apple ended up releasing only a 4.7" phone and didn't include OIS, there wouldn't be many complaints....but if it's in the 5.5 and not the 4.7, THEN there will be hell to pay.
Rating: 7 Votes
30 months ago

So disappointed. Now if I want the best phone Apple has to offer, I have to get a 5.5" iPhone (too big for me but I get others like it). :(

I don't mind Apple making a 5.5" iPhone along with the 4.7", but they should keep them the same spec wise.


THIS!

I couldn't care less about a giant phone. I'd be much happier with my same old 4" phone. I guess I can live with 4.7" but its extremely irritating that they are turning the huge phone into the flagship model. It should be the same, perhaps with the smaller phone having a slightly higher DPI because it has the same resolution in a smaller package. Instead the 5.5" is going to have OIS, better resolution, better DPI, and have a sapphire cover. They've managed to sell hundreds of millions of iPhones with small screens, I think its safe to assume we don't all want to hold iPad minis to our heads.
Rating: 7 Votes

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