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

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 Apple.club.tw (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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

maflynn Avatar
128 months ago
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.
Score: 109 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nik Avatar
128 months ago
Your phone now wobbles when laying on a desk.

Amazing, every detail has been considered!
Score: 60 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Milese3 Avatar
128 months ago
Personally, a protruding camera doesn't bother me.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
senioman Avatar
128 months ago
Ugliest iPhone. Ever
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jimrod Avatar
128 months ago
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.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ironsienna Avatar
128 months ago
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..

Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)