Things have been a tad quiet on the iPhone 6 parts leaks front just lately, but today, we’ve an up-close look at the rear-facing camera of the 5.5-inch model, and with it, yet more indication that it will feature optical image stabilization, or OIS.

Although we’re expecting quite a few unprecedented changes and new features from Apple’s next-gen device, one element that has remained constant throughout the iPhone’s lifespan is the improvement to the camera feature. Once again, the iPhone 6 is expected to up the ante with regards to the main snapper, and although nothing can be certain at this stage, the guys at Feld & Volk have leaked the camera component while noting their belief that optical image stabilization (OIS) will be a part of the package.

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It has been suggested that the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones will be different in other ways aside from display size, and this new tidbit suggests that the camera modules of the differently-sized devices will not match up completely. In assessing the 5.5-inch device’s camera module, Feld & Volk has concluded that it does not fit into the shell of the 4.7-inch variant, and while this doesn’t necessarily mean that one will be superior to the other, it does indicate that the specifications and features mightn’t be on par.

Despite the continued suggestion that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could be higher-end than its smaller counterpart, the general consensus has remained that the two would be largely identical. Yet, based on Feld & Volk’s assumptions, the cameras may offer different levels of performance, which is sure to irk those who opted for a certain size of handset but must forgo elements functionality.

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Certainly, this isn’t the first time that the notion of OIS being a phablet-only perk has cropped up, and should this turn wind up being the case, it could cause a backlash amongst Apple fans who simply do not want or need 5.5 inches of display real-estate.

Feld & Volk have also demonstrated a leak of the power button, which, as we already know, will sit on the side of the device as opposed to the top. What we weren’t aware of, however, was the rubber seal that apparently sits around it, protecting the internals from dust and water, and while the device almost certainly won’t be dust or waterproof, such measures may help to stave off long-term damage from the intrusion of substances.

(via: MacRumors)

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