iPhone 7+ camera cover

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by satoshi17kun, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. satoshi17kun macrumors newbie

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    I saw a couple of my friends put glass protector on their iPhone camera. Does any of you guy use one too? I don't think it's necessary but then again most of my previous iPhones have somescratches on the bodies due to my carelessness.

    Also, it seems to me that out of the box, the camera is already covered by a thin plastic. Or are my eyes playing trick on me and it's just part of the len?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's a sapphire lens with an antiglare coating. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. Webb macrumors regular

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  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Never needed any protectors. It's sapphire and is highly scratch resistant. I have never scratched any of my lens covers on any of my iPhones.
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Contrary to popular belief, the camera cover is not sapphire.

     
  6. macTW Suspended

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    It's sapphire. Clearly someone falls for click-bait view-grabbing videos. There are many better videos proving it is sapphire. They just succeed because of fact not deception.
     
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    [MOD NOTE]
    This thread was derailed and devolved into bickering. Please stay on topic.
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Sapphire isn't glass. Moreover, in this test it did not resist fracturing.

    There is a coating, but it's anti-reflective, not anti-scratch. The scratch resistant part is supposed to be the sapphire.

    In the end, I think it doesn't matter too much. I think I'd worry less about scratches and more about outright shattering if I drop it :)
     

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