The US Patent and Trademark Office today officially published a patent for Apple Inc. (US 8,364,032, “Light isolating protective cover for small form factor electronic device”) which describes the flash assembly for a plastic-bodied iPhone that comes in various colors:

Light isolating protective cover for small form factor electronic device:

A portable device has a rear facing camera assembly and a front facing display assembly that includes at least a protective cover layer, a display stack that includes a plurality of display components arranged in a plurality of interconnected layers, the display stack providing an imaging service, and a flat support chassis arranged to provide support for the display stack. In the described embodiment, a protective cover can wrap around and protect at least the rear portion of the portable device without adversely affecting an image capture process carried out by the rear facing camera assembly.

US 8,364,032, "Light isolating protective cover for small form factor electronic device"

US 8,364,032, “Light isolating protective cover for small form factor electronic device”

 
Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Alex” for the heads up.]

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