Did any of you consider protecting the iPhone Camera Lens with a Camera Screen Protector?

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Did any of you consider protecting the iPhone Camera Lens with a Camera Screen Protector?

  1. Yes

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  2. No, Why?

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  3. What's a Camera Screen Protector?

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  1. arjun90 macrumors member

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  2. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    No. Why? Because it's a bit much. I've never scratched an iPhone lens.

    (When Apple makes the lens weaker in the future and scratches just start randomly appearing, maybe I'll reconsider and then make a post about it)
     
  3. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the lens sapphire crystal or synthetic sapphire?
    If so, it's very scratch resistant. You're gonna need a diamond to scratch it or something harder on the scale than sapphire.
     
  4. arjun90 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was under the same impression. Wouldn't covering the lens obstruct the clarity and blur the images?
     
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  8. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    Didn't even know it was a product I could buy.
     
  9. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Seems like $8 would be better spent on a camera lens screen protector maker:

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  10. arjun90 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, the question that now remains, is a camera ring protector also a good buy for those that want to keep their devices in mint condition?

     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Its sapphire glass, there is no need to worry. Pretty much only diamonds will scratch it. So unless your putting your phone in a pocket full of diamonds, your good.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Right, but the ring around the lens is metal. Which does scratch.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I suppose, but your only at risk if you carry keys in your pocket with your phone and don't use a case.
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I have a specific spot I put my iPhone when I'm in my car. It's a plastic space and it collects dust. Part of why I bought that ring I link to above was because the dust in that space was wearing down a small spot on the camera ring as I drove the car (because the phone slides a bit during turns).

    The 6s+ seems to have a much better camera ring, but I've also placed something underneath my phone in that same spot now so I no longer have a need for this.

    But if your device is in any spots like my 6+ used to be (as described above) this is a very cheap way to protect it. The ring does not cover the camera.
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Hmmm very interesting! Good to know. Thanks.
     
  16. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Do we know that the ring is aluminum?
    Sure looks like stainless steel to me. Same as the Touch ID trim!
    Or maybe it's just the Touch ID ring that is stainless steel.
     
  17. HEK, Dec 16, 2015
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    Oh where can I get one, I want to protect my phone , cover it with all kinds of protection, hide it, make using it a pain so when I sell it next year to the guy who will ship it to ..eh "family member" in Syria or Yemen. I can get an extra $3 for it and the person in Syria will have a scratch free, mint condition phone to attach to the road side device.

    And before you get on some high horse, the last two phones I sold were sent back home to Yemen. I'm only guessing that it may find their way to the road side. But you can't deny some have.

    Maybe I'll just enjoy my device, and after a year of use if it doesn't look like it just came out of the box, well that's just too bad for the person buying it. They aren't paying full price. Strange how everything I own gets a bit of wear and tear as I USE IT.
     
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    Yeah the lens is scratch resistant other than diamonds.

    One thing I noticed though is that the ring around the lens is scratched...(fading).
     
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    Quality optical glass not like a window pane. It is very tough and difficult to scratch. Dust, dirt, and sand may scratch the lens depending on its contents. Blow debris off before you clean the glass with a cloth. That really all you need to do.

    Also keep in mind that anything you put in front of the lens (filters, adapters, "protectors") is going to reduce image quality.
     
  22. iDanny26 macrumors regular

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    I don't have one, when I go out my iPhone gets it own pocket in my jacket.
     
  23. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    If you do, the camera quality will be severely reduced.
     
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    people overly protecting their phones only to put it in a drawer two years later make me lol. its a phone ... just use it and stop thinking too much about it.
     

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