The image purports to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with a camera that extends 0.77mm from the phone itself.
It’s unclear how a protruding lens would affect the camera’s overall functionality.
We’ve previously reported that the iPhone 6′s camera will be 10 megapixels, an upgrade from the iPhone 5′s 8-megapixel camera.
A protruding lens could also make it easier for users to attach new lenses to the iPhone 6, enhancing the camera even further. Third-party camera lenses aren’t new. A company called Olloclip has been making interchangeable lenses for the current generation of iPhones.
As with all leaks and patent applications, take this one with a grain of salt. The iPhone is rumored to come out on Sept. 9. So we’ll have to wait until then to find out what Apple has in store for the iPhone’s camera.