An ultrathin iPhone 6 with a protruding camera leaks in alleged CAD drawing

A screen grab of what is allegedly a CAD drawing of the 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.

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x



19. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Lol I took a took a CA class in high school, wish I was a little better at it though

16. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

I thought that was my M8....but don't worry apple fans, darkkjedii's gonna be here soon to defend em like he owns apple

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope don't own apple. Dude stop being so bothered by me man. It's just phones bro, sorry I got to ya. No harm no foul. Smart move to use my name to get the green thumbs you're after, that'll do it :D

22. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Then why are you bothering to comment? What change do you hope to affect with that comment?

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO, you're really pissed huh? Dude it's phones man lolwowwwwww... Bye dude, enjoy your day lol. Softie.

24. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

See post 89668

15. hemedans

Posts: 763; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

look exactly like lumia 925

17. hurrycanger

Posts: 1776; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

If you look from the sides, maybe. If you look from the front or back, it's not similar. If you look at this photo, where is shows mostly the back, and you say it looks exactly like the Lumia 925, you haven't seen the Lumia 925.

12. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

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.

10. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

NOOOOOOOOO! The camera sticks out 1 millimeter! How will we survive!

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


2. twens

Posts: 1191; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Cos the media won't say anything to hurt apple even if it clearly shows they copied m8. It's like apple can do no wrong.

3. NextGenTech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

So true, The propaganda towards Apple is becoming a joke, abuse Samsung for Alpha battery, screen etc forgetting the Alpha's screen.battery etc is better than the overrated current iToy 5s and battery will be better than the 4.7" iToy 6 but proclaim the iPhone as the KING, due to an Apple logo, lol they can do know wrong. I detest the media for this. it's as if it's back our own USA and defeat Korea etc forgetting parts in iToy are made from those countries/companies others bash. Ignorance is bliss i suppose. I have an iToy 5 and i'm moving to Note 4 as i've seen the light. only worry is Samsung customer service, can't fault Apple's as it excellent. that's one thing i can vouch for. iToy is ok can but not worth the $$ IMO

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

They have money of course they do nothing wrong :p

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

wow.... it is looking exactly like my kitchen's knife sharpening stone... why nobody say that the design cues are taken from m8... seems like a flattened out m8

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

When Apple does it, they're like "Wow, gorgeous! Beautiful blah blah blah..."; and when the others especially Chinese manufacturers does it, they're like "Copycat this and that...". They should stop licking Apple's butt and accept the fact that copying is a normal thing now, everyone copies.

6. magnanimus

Posts: 566; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I'll agree that's this bias exists sadly :( When the iPhone 5s came out it was praised as gorgeous across the internet even tho its the exact same design as the iPhone 5. My god people its the exact same thing

8. magnanimus

Posts: 566; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

And guess what happened when the S4 looked slightly like the S3? "You might mistaken the S4 for an S3 unless you look closer", "its the exact same design why should I get it", "why did Samsung repeat its same boring design". Really wish tech sites do not promote this media bias :(

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I can easily tell apart an s3 from an s4. The design is not the same.

13. magnanimus

Posts: 566; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I'm very well aware of this but look at phonearena's review, A lot of people and reviewers were saying they look identical

18. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You guys are crying about absolutely nothing, especially when the iPhone 6 prototypes have been slammed everywhere for its design these last couple months...Pay more attention. If anything, every single little detail of the iPhone is scrutinized and argued more than any other device out there. Despite obvious copying of the iPhone and mid-range specs, the reception of the Galaxy Alpha design has been largely positive. Even the Note 3 with its faux-leather got positive reviews. Again, stop crying and pay more attention. As for the S3, many people thought it was ugly to begin with. It's a dumb move to make the S4 design similar. When you combine that with the fact that Samsung releases 100 different devices a year with similar designs, I'm not surprised that people got bored.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

But that is the benefit of having a zombie horde as your primary user base. They literally will call anyone and everyone who doesn't praise Apple biased and so websites have to cater to them in order to keep them coming back. They aren't exactly the most open minded group and so any criticism is deemed completely intolerable. That is why the word fanboy is so synonymous with Apple fans. Most of them are ill-informed and ignorant, but those ones are usually the loudest and drown out the saner portion of the fanbase.

11. gurjashan

Posts: 7; Member since: May 09, 2014

i m not an apple fanboy or something...but it doesn't look like the htc one at is obvious that i hate apple's policy of producing cheap and selling at sky high prices for it's features.....but its also true that it has made some of the sexiest devices(iphone 5 ,ipad air) without copying anyone

21. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Apple will drag HTC to court, saying "HTC have copied our patented design before we released iphone 6."

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