Originally Posted by Lorin Schultz
Originally Posted by Mac-sochist
Look at the pictures of the actual parts and you'll see I'm right. The recess has been filled. The camera "protrudes" from the backshell, but that's (.77mm?) behind this antenna assembly.
Can you tell me which photo you're looking at? I'm trying hard to grok what you're describing, but I'm not seeing it. Maybe we're looking at different pictures.
I'm looking at the sequence of pictures we've seen.
First there was a drawing showing the camera lens standing .77mm above the metal surface it emerged from. That's when everybody started hyperventilating about it "protruding" from the back of the phone.
Then we saw an actual picture of the naked metal backshell, and clearly saw that this area at the top and bottom is recessed below the main area of the back. That should have put an end to this meme about the lens "protruding", but for some reason it didn't.
We've now seen, in this very thread, that recessed area filled flush with a metal plate, separated from the main back with an insulating strip and surrounded by an end cap of the same material. This must be an antenna of some kind (NFC?), and it's obvious the lens will be flush with this plate, .77mm I suppose above the level of the naked metal backshell.
Those Russian Gomers probably jammed a 5S camera in there because that was all they could get, or didn't know how to fit it in. I wouldn't worry for a minute about some Frankenphone they cobbled together.