Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s forthcoming iPhone 6 is one of the most rumored devices of this year. A few days ago, there were reports that the smartphone will come with a faster LTE advanced modem. On August 18, reports surfaced that the iPhone 6 could have only 1GB RAM, which would disappoint many users (fortunately, that report was later found to be incorrect). And then, luxury iPhone customizer Feld & Volk came up with images showing what the fully assembled iPhone 6 will look like.
iPhone 6 camera protrusion similar to the iPod Touch
Now, Taiwanese website Apple Club (via GforGames) has got its hands on a newly leaked schematic, seemingly confirming that Apple’s new smartphone will indeed have a protruding rear camera. Earlier this month, the rumor mill spotted image of an external camera ring claimed to be destined for the iPhone 6. The rear camera protrusion looks similar to the one in the fifth-generation iPod Touch.
Codenamed “N56,” accompanying text on the image shows that the first prototype of this design came with a 0.77mm protruding camera. But the extension was squashed to 0.67mm in the second prototype. Apple Club claimed the leaked image is of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Apple is striving to build an extremely thin smartphone. The iPhone 6 will reportedly have a thickness of no more than 7mm.
iPhone 6 to have 10MP camera
It’s still unclear how the protruding lens will improve the camera’s overall functionality. According to Business Insider, the iPhone 6 will sport a 10MP main camera with optical image stabilization. One way the protruding lens could help users is by making it easier to attach new lenses to the device if they want to enhance the camera further. Ollocliphas is one company producing interchangeable lenses for the existing iPhone models.
Apple shares fell 0.11% to $100.46 in pre-market trading Thursday. The stock soared to an all-time high on Wednesday.