iPhone 6s CAD render OnLeaks 003

The slightly protruding camera lens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that Apple’s design tzar Jony Ive likened to “a really very pragmatic optimization” could become a thing of the past after next-generation iPhones arrive next month.

Monday, uSwitch published claimed CAD design renders for upcoming iPhones which were obtained from @OnLeaks. The drawings depict a little thicker next-generation ‘iPhone 6s’ than the current model, measuring 7.1mm thick versus the current iPhone 6 with a thickness of 6.9mm, without the protruding camera.

However, renderings of an ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ suggest the phone is 7.8mm thick with the camera protrusion versus the current iPhone 6 Plus that measures 7.1 mm deep. Unless erroneous, the discrepancy might hint that the protruding camera that featured on the iPhone 6 “could be missing from the iPhone 6s but will reappear on the iPhone 6s Plus,” notes the publication.

Again, the 0.5mm camera bulge is present on renderings of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, but is nowhere to be found on technical drawings depicting the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus.

As mentioned before, the 7.8mm measurement of the iPhone 6s Plus takes into account the 0.5mm extra depth of the protruding camera.

There’s no such marked protrusion on the iPhone 6s renders as measurements for that device include the body of the phone and that alone. It’s totally possible that the iPhone 6s renders could simply be incomplete so take this speculation with a grain of salt.

Be that as it may, conventional wisdom has it that the slightly thicker body could be used not only for new features like Force Touch sensors, but also for outfitting the device with a back-facing camera flush with the handset’s body.

Here’s a video of suspected CAD renderings of the yet-to-be-announced device.

uSwitch claims the CAD renderings are based on Apple-provided designs that cherry-picked case makers receive in advance of next-generation iPhone releases.

A fully assembled ‘iPhone 6s’ display purportedly shown off in new photos gives  yet another indication of a 0.2mm thicker body which—again, theoretically—could help get rid of the protruding camera on the back.

Apple Patent tiny camera drawing 001

For what it’s worth, Apple was awarded a patent for a 2mm-long high-resolution camera, shown above, suitable for mobile devices like the iPhone and Apple Watch.

As for slightly thicker iPhones, note that the imperceptible 0.2mm change in depth is within Apple’s margin of error meaning the existing crop of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases will accommodate the upcoming handsets perfectly.

Will the next iPhone lose the protruding camera, do you think?

Source: uSwitch

  • Yea right. I want it gone too but I don’t think Apple wants it gone enough to get rid of it..

  • n0ahcruz3

    i hope they really fix/redesign the flaw on the 6 & 6+ (bending issue, front facing camera shifting, camera protrusion and those ugly antenna lines).

    • plus one on the camera shifting. Mine is a bit out a place now..

      • n0ahcruz3

        Yes, I thought i was the only one experiencing the issue. Im on my second i6 replacement both of em shifted. I went to my local Apple store and they couldn’t explain why they tend to shift but they fixed it. However after a few weeks it shifted again. It’s an eyesore lol

      • It is an eyesore. Did they have to replace your screen?

      • n0ahcruz3

        I didn’t really asked but they fixed it when i told them about it. My first i6 that got replaced I complained about how my wifi speed dropped to .2 mbps that one had a shifted front camera. So they replaced it with a brand new phone then after a few weeks, it shifted again. Some how i noticed mostly affected are the space black ones.

      • Mine is white, it dis shifted to the side too. The issue is the camera holder on the inside breaks free from underneath glass and the flex cable relaxes into that position.

    • Jon20

      Front camera shifting??? This is new to me. I haven’t heard about that. How do you know? What’s it look like when it’s shifted?

      • n0ahcruz3

        Lol try googling “crescentgate” or iphone 6 front camera shifting.

      • lemonhead

        Ugh I have that too…

        Never noticed it before but now that you pointed it out, it bugs me :-/

      • n0ahcruz3

        Lol and they thought i was an android troll here. I know the flaws of evey iphone i’ve used. I meticulously check any imperfections.

    • Mattoligy

      Couldn’t of said it better.

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  • Chindavon

    Would be nice to get rid of, but really, I haven’t even noticed it after the first day I got the phone.

    • DevXav

      True..
      Specially because most people use a case, so that protrusion wont be noticed afterall..

  • Benjamin J Schwartz

    I’m sure no one would complain about a slightly thicker iPhone that lays flush on flat surfaces. And while they’re at it, use that extra space to bump up the battery. I know not a soul will complain about that addition.

  • Jamessmooth

    I still don’t understand why the protruding camera is such a big deal.

  • iDude

    i hope. my wife calls my iphone 6plus “keloid edition”, why do they have to do that? everytime i hold my smooth iphone and my fingers bumps to the camera,, it almost feels like if i keep touching it, it will get bigger :/

  • George

    That’s not possible because that would mean Apple would change something in the s line and Apple is too predictable.

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