iPhone 4 camera lens has fallen out!! Pics...

JasonHD

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Jul 23, 2010
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Never dropped it. Never had a bang. Just looked at it now and it's gone!

Anyone else had this? lol

Genius appointment booked for Thursday, it better be covered under guarantee.

Update: Photos...

Sorry about the bad quality of my webcam.

To be honest i cant see a difference in quality without the lens. but im still not happy!
 

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Jestered

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That sucks. If there's no visible damage to the phone, I can't see how they can say you caused it. I don't think you'll have a problem getting a replacement.

Get ready for all the stupid, "Pics or it didn't happen" responses....
 

Irish Rose

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If there are no signs of physical damage they'll replace it for you.
 

milerich

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Jun 17, 2009
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ill take a photo with my laptop camera, i usually use my iphone as a camera. ill show a pic of what the photos look like taken with no lense.


You still have your lens. That is just a piece of glass to protect the lens.

Good luck getting it replaced!!
 

MicroApple

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Jul 26, 2010
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Judging by the photo you still have your lens or those pictures wouldn't come out the way they are. The part that fell off is the cover comparable to the cornea i guess lol. But they will replace that too.
 

JasonHD

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Jul 23, 2010
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Judging by the photo you still have your lens or those pictures wouldn't come out the way they are. The part that fell off is the cover comparable to the cornea i guess lol. But they will replace that too.
Ok, I now understand that its just the little round piece of glass covering the camera!
 

deannnnn

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Jun 4, 2007
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Yeah that little piece of glass doesn't actually do anything for the camera but keep it safe. If you didn't get it fixed you could potentially scratch your lens and then you would see a difference in your pictures.
 

JasonHD

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Jul 23, 2010
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Yeah that little piece of glass doesn't actually do anything for the camera but keep it safe. If you didn't get it fixed you could potentially scratch your lens and then you would see a difference in your pictures.
Man, I just hope they don't pull a fast one on me and say its not covered. Do they stock replacement parts like this or do they usually replace the phone?
 

Brien

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I still don't understand why they didn't just hide the camera behind the back glass. It'd have probably been easy to manufacture too.
 

MicroApple

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Jul 26, 2010
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I still don't understand why they didn't just hide the camera behind the back glass. It'd have probably been easy to manufacture too.
While I can imagine that by using a separate piece of glass if you drop the iPhone on its back and a large crack is created on the back glass it would not spread to that little round circle of glass (as they are two separate pieces), kind of brilliant actually if that is what they had in mind.
 

dccorona

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Jun 12, 2008
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its not really a lens, just a glass covering. The lens is the convex thing over the image sensor that bends the light towards the sensor

sorry, i know im a jerk
 

mcdj

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I still don't understand why they didn't just hide the camera behind the back glass. It'd have probably been easy to manufacture too.
the "filter" is coated for optimum optical peformance. making the entire back the filter would mean either coating the entire back or not coating it at all...the former would be too expensive, the latter would mean (even more) flared out photos in direct light.

OP, it's not guaranteed, it's warranteed.


While I can imagine that by using a separate piece of glass if you drop the iPhone on its back and a large crack is created on the back glass it would not spread to that little round circle of glass (as they are two separate pieces), kind of brilliant actually if that is what they had in mind.
This is not a sentence.
 

LelandHendrix

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Jun 9, 2009
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Angry

Man, I just hope they don't pull a fast one on me and say its not covered. Do they stock replacement parts like this or do they usually replace the phone?
I had my phone for two days before noticing, not a scratch, but a CRACK that perfectly bisects the circular covering over the camera lens. apple told me $199 to repair.

There is NO physical damage to my phone whatsoever, and my two year old 3G has no such scratches.
 

LelandHendrix

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Jun 9, 2009
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What stinks

While I can imagine that by using a separate piece of glass if you drop the iPhone on its back and a large crack is created on the back glass it would not spread to that little round circle of glass (as they are two separate pieces), kind of brilliant actually if that is what they had in mind.
What stinks is when you, like me, discover that while your back glass has not even the slightest mark on it, the curricular lens covering is CRACKED COMPLETELY IN HALF
 
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