Is the iPhone rear protruding camera a deal breaker for you?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wozmatic, Apr 29, 2016.

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What would you rather have?

  1. 2mm thinner phone with rear protruding camera

  2. 2mm thicker phone with flush rear camera

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  1. wozmatic macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone else think the rear camera on the 6 is an eye sore?

    Apparently this will happen on the 7 too, I'm shaking my head ever since the 6 was released.

    The iPhone SE is the only appealing iPhone out right now.

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  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The camera bulge is fugly. It wasn't improved in the 6s and if they do a dual camera bulge with the 7/7s I may have to rethink my upgrade this year.

    I had a 6+ and a I now have a 6s+ but both were acquired for different reasons other than aesthetics this time around. Back of the phone is still damn fugly.
     
  3. Kobbr macrumors regular

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    Not a deal breaker as I have a leather case but I rather have a thicker phone.
     
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    Meh
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    If you're fairly engrained in the ecosystem, I'm thinking it won't be enough to leave the phone. I don't like it, but once I slapped a case on it, the bump was a non-issue.
     
  6. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    If I go back to Android the bulging camera wouldn't be the reason for the switch. For me at least.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I agree. There are a number of other issues I have with Apple that depending on where they go will determine what I do in the future.

    That said, if I do leave iPhone it will be for Windows Mobile (assuming it's still alive). I hate Android.
     
  8. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    I like Windows Mobile but the lack of App support prevents me from considering it. Plus sprint doesn't have any good devices anyways.
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 601

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  10. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    The bump is a complete non-issue with even the thinnest case. I would not have a problem with them making the phone slightly thicker but not required for me.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm not so concerned about apps. 99% of what I do could technically be done in a web browser on my phone or through the stock apps. I mainly use my phone for phone stuff and leave everything else to my Macs/PC/iPad.

    I do agree that Sprint has a poor selection of WinMo phones however. After the HTC Touch Pro 2 Sprint started offering less and less WinMo phones.

    It's something I will have to seriously consider if Apple goes in directions I don't care for.
     
  12. osta.doc macrumors member

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    Its a bigger issue for those of us that do not use a case. Just bought the SE as my first iPhone, but I don't like the protruding camera at all.

    Just don't have to decide right now. But, this SE, I'm diggin' it.
     
  13. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    I think the vast majority use a case, so for most people it's a non-issue.

    Having a thicker iPhone wouldn't eliminate my desire to have a case - it would just mean that an iPhone + case is that much fatter. I think tight jeans + Otterbox is the real driving force behind thinness, not the look/feel of a naked iPhone.
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, the number of users here on MacRumors who prefer cases over those who do not is quite formidable.

    But whatever is driving Apple towards thinness I highly doubt it's cases and I very, very much doubt it's because Apple wants Otterbox to make a thinner case.

    When was the last time you saw an Apple exec in the public eye that had a case on their iPhone?
     
  15. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    Well they can also probably afford to buy an iPhone at street price monthly.... And probably gets a got deal on a phone since they are an executive.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, that's true. I agree.

    But aside from that, how is Apple's public perception shaped when the public observes it's executives using cases?

    What does it say to the average customer when Tim Cook pulls out an Otterbox Defender that has something inside it that's unrecognizable as an iPhone - while trying to sell people on the iPhone?

    And if an exec happens to crack a screen or dent a corner in public? Well, great publicity for Applecare+.
     
  17. I7guy macrumors G5

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    It doesn't say anything about anybody using cases especially the executives. Does anyone seriously think any of these fragile devices are impervious to harm?
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Just because I do not use cases does not automatically imply that I think my iPhone/iPad are impervious.

    I'm careful with my devices. I would argue that those who do use cases tend to be less careful because they reason that their case will protect their indiscretions.

    Anyway, my point is that the execs do not use cases because they understand that they and the product they use represents Apple.

    Whether you can afford to replace an iDevice every time you damage it is irrelvent. Some people can afford that but choose to use cases anyway. I personally cannot afford to replace a damaged device - but I still choose not to use a case.

    To bring this all back around to the original topic, there does, believe it or not, exist in these very forums people who do not and refuse to use cases. Hence, for those of us who also buy our iDevices based on looks, the camera bump is a fugly thing. And I and I am sure others like me who do not use cases are not about to slap a case on our iPhones to make this fugly blemish disappear just because.
     
  19. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 6/6s is a pretty ugly phone from the front and back, especially the back. But as far as the ugly antenna bands and the protruding camera go it makes absolutely no difference too me because once i put a thin snap on case on i cant see the bands and then don't have a protruding camera either, so makes no odds really.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Right. This is the standard argument for those who use cases. It never deviates though. A case will be slapped on by those who use cases whether the phone is ugly or beautiful.

    Slap a case on it and the fugliness goes away. I don't use cases so this is not an option I will choose. I'd much rather Apple fix the fugliness. But for those who do use cases, when the phone is considered beautiful a case will be slapped on it and the beautiful will also go away.

    Either way it becomes not about the aesthetics of the phone but about the customer's perception of the case they choose to use.
     
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The camera bump doesn't bother me in the least, and I actually like it for some odd reason. I'm also not bothered by the antenna lines.

    I'm careful with my devices but accidents happen. I have insurance and AppleCare for that reason.
     
  22. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I am with you on this argument.

    We just have opposite sides as we see it differently.

    As to insurance, when I can afford AC+ I buy it. Right now, that wasn't an option back in October so my wife and I are relying on the standard warranty and being careful.

    My wife I will admit is a big fan of cases. :D
     
  23. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    If I wanted my phone to wobble on a flat surface, I would have bought an android.
     
  24. Ugi macrumors regular

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    I don't like the 6's back at all, including the camera bump. The 5/s's back is way more elegant and im okay with a thicker phone.I use my devices without any cases or bags.
    Make them thicker give em bigger batteries and a nice back design.
     
  25. throAU macrumors 601

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    Don't like it. Suspect Apple did it deliberately to test the durability of sapphire for the lens covering.

    I've never run a case since the 3 and don't plan to start now. Naked iPhones are surprisingly durable. Sure I've cracked screens eventfully but all of the iPhone's I've owned have lasted at least 2 years naked.
     

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