Apple edits the protruding camera off both new iPhone models on its website99+
The pictures come right from Apple's own web site. The Apple iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thin while the larger phablet is 7.1mm thick. By making the iPhone thinner, Apple had to have the camera lens stick out from the phone. One question that comes to mind is, why would Apple be embarrassed about the slight bump of a protruding camera? It does prevent users from placing their new iPhone flat down on a surface, but we can't imagine that this would prevent most people from purchasing a new iPhone.
Still, the question lingers. If Apple doesn't care that its camera protrudes, why did it go to great efforts to cover it up?
source: Apple, BrooksReview via GSMArena