Why it makes sense that the iPhone 6 could be thinner than its camera sensor

Makes a lot of sense.


Based on some leaked schematics, it’s possible that the camera ring on Apple’s upcoming iPhone slightly protrudes from the handset. A Taiwan site called the Apple Club posted the schematic images, which suggest a 0.77 millemeter “bump” around iPhone’s camera; possibly a smaller one for the reported larger, 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6, indicating that model will be slightly thicker than the smaller edition.

iPhone 6 schematics

9to5 Mac notes that schematic drawings are often exaggerated but I’m leaning towards this slight protrusion as being a strong possibility. For one thing, [company]Apple[/company] has generally continued to shrink the thickness of the iPhone over time and I doubt the iPhone 6 will be an exception to that rule. That approach brings challenges, however, as component makers have to supply Apple with parts that fit inside the handset. And that’s not easy with a camera sensor.

Take a look at this picture of the…

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