An ultrathin iPhone 6 with a protruding camera leaks in alleged CAD drawing
iPhone 6 indicates that the new Apple handset might have a slightly protruding camera lens and ring, in a stark difference to Apple's flat-out approach so far. The schematic shows a prototype, labeled N56, equipped with two camera modules - one largely flush with the surface, which is 6.7mm high, and one that sticks out about a millimeter more, at 7.7 millimeters.
Even if this thing is legit, it still remains uncertain which of the two prototypes is going to be chosen by Apple. We all know that Sir Jony Ive and his design team are often toying around with tens of prototypes for every element of an upcoming iPhone redesign, so the truth might be one of those sizes, or something altogether in the middle. In any case, what we are getting from this leak, provided that it turns out credible, is the actual thickness of the iPhone 6 itself, pegged at about 7 mm, or slightly below, which jibes with many rumors about an ultrathin chassis that have appeared so far.
If so, Apple's upcoming handset will be the thinnest iPhone ever produced, with a girth more akin to an iPod touch, rather than a handset equipped with all the required paraphernalia, like a cellular modem, high-res camera, and wireless antenna. Moreover, the screen grab confirms that the iPhone 6 might indeed look like all the dummies and prototypes that have been floating around for months, with rounded corners, and separator strips at the top and bottom of the rear.