Are tempered glass for camera good?

Trogdor796

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Apr 21, 2015
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But...why? Isn't it sapphire just like the 6 and 6s? I assumed it was, and if it is then it shouldn't get scratched. I ran my 6+ without a case for over two years, always placing it on tables screen up, the camera never got scratched, though the housing around the outside got beat up a bit, nothing major though.
 

areyoushook

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Sep 19, 2016
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But...why? Isn't it sapphire just like the 6 and 6s? I assumed it was, and if it is then it shouldn't get scratched. I ran my 6+ without a case for over two years, always placing it on tables screen up, the camera never got scratched, though the housing around the outside got beat up a bit, nothing major though.
i'm just worried because my dad broke his camera by just dropping it
 

Trogdor796

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Apr 21, 2015
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i'm just worried because my dad broke his camera by just dropping it
Ah, okay. I've never used one or known anyone that's used those, but I'm sure someone else here has some info. Though I don't think it would provide a lot of protection from drops.

I'm curious what others think.
 

SoN1NjA

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Feb 3, 2016
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I personally wouldn't get it, not only is it ugly, but I *think* the protector would interfere with the lens and worse optical quality
 

nia820

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But...why? Isn't it sapphire just like the 6 and 6s? I assumed it was, and if it is then it shouldn't get scratched. I ran my 6+ without a case for over two years, always placing it on tables screen up, the camera never got scratched, though the housing around the outside got beat up a bit, nothing major though.
It may be hard to shatter but it does scratch. And now that the camera protrudes even more, I would consider putting one on my phone as well.
 

rijc99

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Apr 27, 2015
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Since the additional glass sticks on the outside doesn't it make it more likely to catch light on the exposed edges and reflect it into the lens?

I would guess under most conditions it would be ok but there might be times when it causes a problem with light reflection.
 

powerocool

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Jun 5, 2007
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The lens cover is made out of sapphire. I never had a single scratch on lens since iPhone 5. Used my phones naked most of the time.
 
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