iPhone 6 Camera Lens will get scratched up?

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  1. FACTON95 macrumors newbie

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    With the camera lens protruding out on the new iPhone 6, will it get scratched up when laying the phone down on its back?
     
  2. xLoGiK1 macrumors member

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    No because it has a sapphire glass. Sapphire does scratch or crack
     
  3. JoshS macrumors member

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    I dont have mine yet :( but the pictures look like theres a metal ring that stick slightly farther out than the lens which should help protect it.
     
  4. FACTON95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have mine and the metal ring is flush with the lens.
     
  5. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Um, it can crack, actually, although because it's a small diameter it's not likely. Sapphire has only average shatter resistance. Will not scratch unless in contact with a diamond.
     
  6. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    Yes it can, it's just harder to do so
     
  7. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    Very low chance that it cracks, and a very low chance that it scratches, its covered in sapphire, go look at your 5/5S if you have one and look at the camera, very high chances the lens are in flawless condition, your chances are higher of seeing a piece of dust behind the camera lens glass then the sapphire cover on the camera being scratched
     
  8. xLoGiK1 macrumors member

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    Very unlikely it ever will though
     
  9. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    I carry loose diamonds in my pocket, will that be a problem?
     
  10. HiRez macrumors 603

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    If you carry loose diamonds in your pocket, you won't have a problem buying a new iPhone 6 to replace the camera lens.
     
  11. Maetzle, Sep 19, 2014
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    You'll be better off waiting for the iPhone 7 which will feature either Diamondillium or Diamondium covers.
     
  12. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent point!
     
  13. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Did anyone hear Apple mention sapphire glass for the camera glass this year? Perhaps I missed it or perhaps they just assume we already know that so they didn't mention it.




    :apple:
     
  14. Maetzle macrumors regular

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    The iPhone 5 already featured a sapphire glass camera lense.
     
  15. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I know that. Apple made a point out of it. Just strange they didn't make a point out of it this time, but no biggy.
     
  16. Joseph Vincent macrumors newbie

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    I dropped my iPhone today (well my mom did) It was charging and my mom stepped on the charger.
    Theres no damage to the body (i hope not)
    but i cant tell if the camera got scratched. Im extra worried because the camera is popped out
    and yes i was caseless.

    it slid about 1 feet, from a 2.5 feet drop

    I still have the warranty (from my phone provider)
    i don't know if theyll take it back because the camera might be scratched what do you guys think?
     
  17. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    It says it has a sapphire lens on apples tech specs page
     
  18. Sneakerp macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering if the bezel around the lens will get scratched damaged when setting it down on hard surfaces. Anyone know about the bezel?
     
  19. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    "Just don't set it on the table that way" -- Steve Jobs
     
  20. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    Thank God I use a case. Putting a Lifeproof on when I can afford to order the 6 (paying full retail). I know the phones beautiful but I would be too stressed to go without a case.
     
  21. wrxsti88 macrumors newbie

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    it will be difficult to scratch or crack but it will, if you have owned any luxury watches that have sapphire crystal they do scratch, scuff and crack.
     
  22. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    It's cracks just doesn't scratch.
     
  23. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    To sum up, sapphire can be cracked and scratched. But on the Mohs hardness scale (based on what scratches what), it is a 9 and max is 10. Only material harder to scratch than it is diamond.

    Sapphire has average shatter resistance, so cracks are more likely than scratches. That said, because it's so small, it is extremely hard (impossible in daily use) to damage. Unless you are rubbing diamonds on it (engagement or wedding rings), you won't have any issues.
     
  24. cristovao macrumors 6502a

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    I can't seem to find exactly how far out the camera lens protrudes. Does anyone have an idea? .6mm? 1mm?
     
  25. PTLove macrumors 6502

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    It wont scratch. Its kinda hard to imagine that if you took a knife to the thing, pressed really hard, and went back and forth, it wouldn't scratch, but it wouldn't. The miracle of materials.
     

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