Apple edits the protruding camera off both new iPhone models on its website

Apple edits the protruding camera off both new iPhone models on its website
Hey, if models can be air brushed to look closer to perfection, why can't the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus? We all know about the protruding camera on the back of the two new versions of the iPhone. But thanks to the use of certain angles in photographs, and some editing software, a sideways look of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shows no protruding camera on either model.

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

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138 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

Apple is a king of MANIPULATING

3. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Shamelessly So... given that they are too often given a pass by tech writers (shills ?) and if ANY other company were anywhere near as deceptive as Apple so often is, they'd be mercilessly lambasted. It's a double-standard that we, as consumers, need to call out at every turn.

21. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You mean kinda like those fabricated benchmarks that you droid fans hold on to so dearly? How about samsung lying about tablet sales to increase hype. Besides, the rest of the pictures very clearly show it. Take a breath.

82. darkkjedii

Posts: 30968; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They're also lying about benchmarks, boosting the readings. I actually like the camera protrusion, looks kinda cool.

99. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Yeah, and try laying your new iPhone flat on a table.

101. darkkjedii

Posts: 30968; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mean like the note and galaxy series

114. engineer-1701d unregistered

but notes a better cam with heart rate and uv and dual led all in and ois real ois not dois.

136. darkkjedii

Posts: 30968; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What the heck does that have to do with lying it on a table?

113. engineer-1701d unregistered

no htc has a mode that keeps it in boost mode. all the phones that where "cheating" could and did all that the test needed and on top of that when over clocked and other things are done they run faster. so its not cheating if you amp the phone up the get the high score its capable of.

115. engineer-1701d unregistered

they took it off because so many people hated it and did not want it so hide it and make it a surprise apples cattle will deal with it and after a big ass case is on it you wont see it.

132. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Just like most if the camera on galaxy series of Samsung it sticks out. The irony again by apple saying these kind of design is ugly. Now look whose doing it and saying that is is necessary to have it protrude .

137. Webmutation

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

That phone has a butthole

108. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I never pay much attention to benchmark but will definitely need to know whether there a protruding camera or not. Need this information for case consideration, preferably case that could lift the camera len off the table top. If Apple fan support this business practice from Apple just prove that people perception is right on their herd mentality.

112. engineer-1701d unregistered

like apple fake out of stock to increase open day sales. like they did not make more then 3 million phone 1.5 mil each. dont think so. if the 5 sold 2 mil and the 5s and 5c less they should have plenty since they have been making them for months

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok... Why does Apple do this? How are we not supposed to react to this? Is this NOT shady?

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They don't care if we react to this, they care how iFans will defend it. Wait till the iFan circlejerk gets here. Myx will be all, "Stop being trolls and calling out my beloved Apple for their BS". Followed by darkjedii going "Yea bro, high 5, +1, me and you gonna go work out and then go show tim cook a good time". Something like that most likely. Great, that's enough trolling and truth for today.

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

But if you are a honest person & with all trolling aside, to me this is a slap to the face of any person who looks at these pictures. It doesn't matter if you are a fan of Apple or not. This is purely meant to mislead. False advertisement at its fullest. I mean WOW! Someone high up on the Apple ladder signed off on this...

58. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Thing is, they have signed off on worse than this, this is just blatantly obvious to us. The planned obsolescence strategy they have is an even worse crime but no one calls them out on that BS. Every year they release an update on their unsuspecting user base promising improvements and every year it cripples all but the newest hardware. Then they magically release a "fix" after the holiday quarter of their new phone and everyone conveniently forgets. Does anyone actually believe the BS that quality control at Apple saw the state of that hardware and just let it pass saying everything was okay. They literally do this charade every single year like clockwork and their retarded fanbase just brushes it off.

68. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Welcome to electronics? welcome to consumerism? This is hardly an apple specific issue, it happens in our daily lives and its gotten to a point where people are so used to it that its the norm. And as long as it keeps making someone money its not going away anytime soon

77. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL no not welcome to electronics, welcome to economics. But this is the problem, when no one calls them out on it, they continue those practices. If anyone, ANYONE, in the Android crowd did this, they would get shot in the face immediately with heavy criticism. That is largely why the Android market has been so amazingly competitive and high end whereas Apple just gets a free pass by their largely (not everyone though) technologically illiterate fanbase. This would be fine, because I really don't care what iFans buy, but Apple unfortunately has a lot of influence that they use to hemorrhage everyone else along the way. They withhold tech (example NFC) so the industry has to wait for them to standardize, only work with proprietary garbage (lightning cable, added absolutely NOTHING but plugging in both ways), planned obsolescence, lawsuits (their best innovation), etc.

117. engineer-1701d unregistered

i fix air conditioners and we where told that since 1995 all air conditioners are built to fail in some way "elec" in 3 to 5 years to keep parts and money flowing. how else can you get 4 mil buys crash the phones charge them 100 to look at it or get new one.

131. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You can't be dumb enough to defend such an obvious slip out. It just looks bad. Idiots like you and the Apple Justice League would be on a tirade if Samsung did this.

59. serrano989

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

It's honestly not a big deal. EVERY client I've done product shots for asks for manipulation. He was correct in his 1st statement. Product gets treated just like models. And to be honest, If I were outlining that and there was an 1mm protrusion I'd pen tool right past it.

63. donphone

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Sounds like you're part of the problem...

65. serrano989

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Hey, I have to do whatever the client asks. They're paying for it. Otherwise, they'd just go to someone else.

125. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Not that it's such a serious matter, but there's such a thing as integrity... Retouching a model to show less bingo wings is one thing; retouching a product to show something different than the customers will get is tantamount to fraud.

69. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Meanwhile… silence from Apple regarding details on the iToys technical specifications. For example, how about some info on the OIS - 2-axis vs. 3-axis? Instead, we get airbrushed pics of the camera zit.

72. serrano989

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Slow news day on the Apple front I guess.

116. engineer-1701d unregistered

law suit.

52. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Dam Flash... You are on point with this post! +1,000,000

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