The next-generation Apple smartphones dubbed iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus may sport a protruding camera as found in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, per rumors.

The protruding camera of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s Plus resulted in many customer complaints as users were unable to lay their handset flat on the table as the camera lens sticks out by around a millimeter.

"This protruding camera is going to drive my OCD and anxiety riddled brain mad immediately. I have never used a case but I have a feeling I will have to succumb to one this time around in order to balance it out," complained a Reddit user. "I have always liked how the iPhone is sleek and simple, the protruding camera lens is a bit annoying."

Experts believed that Apple will make slight design tweaks to the next-generation iPhones so that the camera lens does not protrude. However, a report from French website Nowhereelse leaked images of the camera rings that will be used in the upcoming iPhones, which suggests that Apple will not make changes to the design of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus and customers will have to bear with the protruding camera.

The placement of the camera on the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus may remained unchanged but the French website reveals that the Apple smartphones will get a 12MP iSight camera and a 5MP FaceTime camera.

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are equipped with an 8MP iSight camera and a 1.2MP front-facing camera, which has not changed since the release of iPhone 4s.

The "S" models of the iPhones do not get major changes but rumors claim that the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus may come running on a faster A9 processor and 2GB of RAM. The new iPhones are also estimated to get a new NFC chip, better voice quality and a new touch display.

The existing iPhones are available in three colors options: Space Gray, Gold and Silver. Rumors suggest that Apple may launch the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus in rose gold color as well, which may attract more customers. However, it remains to be seen if the protruding camera in the upcoming iPhones will deter customers from buying the handsets.

The production of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus are said to be underway and the handsets are expected to be launched in September. Customers will have to wait another few weeks before they can get a glimpse of the next-gen iPhones.

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