iPhone without camera??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by riddlebox, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    I would buy an iPhone if I could get it without a camera. I can not have a camera on my phone due work restrictions :( So for now I will keep my blackberry 7130. :( :(
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2007
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    Tape won't make it past a security check. The phone has to approved be for I can bring it to work. Even if I remove the camera It may look like a camera is still there, This is retarded I know. :mad:
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2007
    Wow. That really stinks man. Sorry.:(
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    Overland Park Kansas
    Sorry if this is a dumb comment but I bet there is a way you could ask apple tech or att tech support to disable the camera part. Maybe your work would let you use it if they knew it was disabled.
    Just a thought.
  6. macrumors 601


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    I would be curious if you walked in with a tripod without a camera. Sorry you have to deal with that restriction at work.
  7. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    My wife has the same problem at her company - it's for their DOD security compliance. They can make exceptions, if "needed" though. I bet as soon as some of the execs want to bring their iPhones in, something will happen. A lot of them have Blackberrys, and even if they stick with those, the latest models have cameras.

    When I used to work there (1998), it had only been a year or two that cell phones of any kind were allowed (under "no transmitting devices"). I was among the first to get an exception to bring it in - I had to use the rational of always traveling between sites, to even get that much.
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    Even if the camera is disabled or removed it will not pass thru security (DOD/DOE). Like I said this is retarded. As for exception they not are allowed for any reason. Its only been about 2 years phones are allowed on site. The phones have to be registered thru security and we have to have a sticker on the phone to show that it is a registered device. Maybe I would be better off just getting a different job, :rolleyes:
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    I have now called:
    local AT&T stores

    Just to bug them and show an interest. Any one want to help me and call Apple and AT&T to request a no camera option??? I have also found out the the following companies/locations do not allow cameras at there sites as well

    Nissan (headquarters are now in Tennessee)
    I can only assume more auto companies plants as well (GM, Ford, Dodge...)
    John Deere
    Many Department of Defense/Department of Energy research sites
    I can only assume that this would include the pentagon or at least parts of it,
    Many Courts are banning camera phones/ Law firms as well.

    Any guess on how many people on that short list that excludes from getting a phone with a camera.

    Please help me add to this list to show an large number of people that are currently unable to get the iPhone or even a decent phone due to cameras.

  10. macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    Nice that's all of the places I graciously avoid!!! :D
  11. macrumors 604


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Maybe the iPhone sim card will work on a cheapy, approved phone, and you can swap SIM cards when you go to work.

    Just a thought... :D
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
  13. macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    Well, there are around 2 million Americans with some security clearance, so you'll have no trouble finding some people in your same shoes. Even outside of official DOD and DOE installations, all the defense contractors have "secure" sites... Northrop Grumman, Ratheon, Boeing, Lockheed... they employ a lot of people.

    But I really doubt Apple will listen.
  14. macrumors regular


    May 31, 2007
    Keyser, WV, USA
  15. macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I work at a defense contractor, and it was just a year ago that we could have camera phones at work. The justification being, try finding a phone without one. Nigh impossible.

    We still can't have computers with integrated webcams, that's for sure. So even if we weren't Windows-centric it would eliminate a large fraction of Apple options for us.
  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    I do doubt apple will listen as graphics/video seems to be there biggest interest. hence running games on my mac works so well :)

    As for leaving it in the car, I'm in the north-east temp ranges from 90 to 10 below, this would kill the battery almost every day, and cameras are not even allowed in the parking lot. :confused:

    The security would rather nobody have a phone than allow personal responsibility with a phone. :rolleyes:

    But... i will keep hoping.

    Thanks for the comments thou
  17. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I was just told today that Raytheon, in particular, now allows cam phones. Of course, one should check with their security dept., if unsure of exact policies.
  18. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    Good to know. I'm sure in the end I will get my iPhone, just not take it to work :( . I'm going to start checking with security about this problem and try to get as many at work to do the same. But I know that will get know where.
  19. macrumors demi-god


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    Apple doesn't cater to specific needs for secure sites, government or otherwise. there are plenty of government agencies that use Apple products but have to butcher them in-house to make them work for the (physically take a laptop apart to disable iSight, WiFi, bluetooth, etc). if they won't make the federal government a computer without a camera, what makes you think they'll make a phone without a camera?

    you're just going to have to live without bringing it in. most of these types of facilities don't allow phones at all, so consider yourself lucky if you can even bring one.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
  21. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
  22. macrumors 68000


    Feb 28, 2006
    Ann Arbor
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2008
    Block Camera?? See www.securephone.se, quite old list of supported phones but today they support all symbian, microsoft and some iPhones.
  24. macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2008
    New housing???

    What if you were to find someone who could make you a new back housing that blocks the camera part. That way if you quit the job you can replace the housing back to the original housing... Just a thought. :cool:
  25. macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2007

    That would be a potential option, and easy if he stuck with the 2G model. Swap the back from an iPod touch with the back of an original iPhone.

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