iPhone X Naked iPhone scratches camera bump?

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  1. citivolus, Nov 18, 2017
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    citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    I am really enjoying using my iPhone X naked (first time doing this with any iPhone). However whenever I place it down on a flat surface, I wonder that it is scratching the camera bump. Is that likely? I wonder if there was special consideration given to this by placing some scratchproof glass over the camera lens.
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    It is a different glass, to protect it from scratches.

    I can tell you that I carried my 7 naked for a year, carried it in my pocket, put it down on hard counters/tables/tiles multiple times per day, and it never got a scratch. I’m doing the same with the X with no worries.
     
  3. Starship67, Nov 18, 2017
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    The camera lens cover is sapphire crystal. Very scratch resistant.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Its not a full sapphire crystal, as noted by this test (go to 1:15 to see)



    Yes is a more scratch resistant then glass but it can scratch
     
  5. citivolus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    very cool video, though I guess technically he didn't test the iPhone X camera lens cover. However it probably answers my question that I will be perfectly fine to place my naked iPhone X down on hard countertops without worrying that it will scratch the camera lens. Thanks for the responses!
     
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    Im just going by Apples tech specs, they call it sapphire crystal

    https://www.apple.com/iphone-x/specs/
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The lens cover has a sapphire coating over it. But the whole lens cover itself is not entirely manufactured of sapphire.
     
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    I think Apple is playing fast and loose with what they call sapphire, just based on objective tests - just my $.02
     
  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    It's actually the lens cover.
     
  10. citivolus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In the video he references the Apple patent which actually refers to it as a sapphire laminate (cheaper and less scratch resistant than pure sapphire), which may explain how Apple can market it as "sapphire crystal".
     
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    Oopsy Yes thats what I meant.
     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    The same
    That's okay. Almost everybody refers to it as the lens. I believe the lenses are optical-grade plastic.
     
  13. Bdeone macrumors newbie

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    Hey I’ve been doing the same in light of the fact that front and back glass are super durable glasses! But i was upset to find some hair line scratches on my screen. Its not noticable at all but if you turn off the screen and look at it at an angle with some light directly from above you will notice minor hairline like scratches! I’ve been carrying it like its a piece jewel so im not even sure why they are there... do you guys have these minor tiny scratches too?
     
  14. NBAasDOGG macrumors 6502

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    Yes i do. Only on the front, not the back.
    Apple claims the most durable glass on the market, but my naked iPhone 7 made it scratch less for around 2 years.

    But mehhhh, its just a phone. Just enjoy the hell out of it. Who knows, next year you buy another one :D
     
  15. Bdeone macrumors newbie

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    Lol i love your attidude towards it! I totally agree with you! Will stop stressing over it...Will be going naked all the way! And not going to care that much Which i think you would also agree that its a ballsy move
    On another note Its interesting what you said about your iphone 7! Above when i mentioned i was upset to find these tiny scratches was because i had never noticed them on my iphone 7..... btw has it really been 2 years?
     
  16. NBAasDOGG macrumors 6502

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    I don’t know why I said 2 years... I actually ment 1 year :)
    But in general, you shouldn’t care about the scratches for sure.

    Let me tell you a story...
    I was sitting in the train yesterday evening and i saw a girl sitting next to me with her (naked) iPhone X. Even though I own the X myself, i was like WOW, that’s a gorgeous phone when you see it in someone else’s hands. But from that distance (1 meter), any Apple product just look beautiful without realizing or knowing what kind of problems (like micro scratches) people are witnessing with their devices. But when I focused deep enough, I saw all those scratches on her silver stainless band. If you manage to scratch the band in such a rough way, there’s no way her is screen is scratchless.
    To keep the story short, she was gorgeous and she was enjoying the heck out of her gorgeous phone :D

    Maybe we should do that as well, since we didn’t bother to pay freaking €1159 for the phone in the first place, let alone going naked...
     
  17. oddiecz macrumors member

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    Weren't there also tests that "saphire" lens covers of newer iPhone models scratch easier than older ones?
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    You’re replying to an older thread from back in Decemebr 2017, regardless, the Sapphire lens coating on the camera lens on the iPhones is more than durable enough regardless of what some random ‘tests’ show. Very few complaints ever seem to surface about those having scratching issues with the lens cover on the iPhones. When somebody test those types of issues with the iPhone, it’s usually in methods they’re not real world situations. Of all the iPhones I have ever owned, I have *never* scratched the camera lens cover and nor do I use a case either.
     
  19. oddiecz macrumors member

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    Good to know. I've seen some bad scratching in real life on the iPhone X front screen, so it's not unimaginable for me that things could take a turn for the worse, but I'm definitely happy to hear about your positive experience. If I understood correctly, some iPhone models actually used sapphire and now they only use a sapphire coating. But hey, as long as its durable enough, I wont complain.
     
  20. Macshroomer macrumors 65816

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    My wife has managed to put a nice scratch right down the middle of the wide camera of her XS and it is flaring pretty easily. Any info on replacing the camera glass, cost, etc?
     
  21. Macshroomer macrumors 65816

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    Bump, anyone know what it costs to replace the cover glass on the X/XS camera?
     
  22. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I've had no issues with scratching but I've got a few nicks in the bezel of the camera module that are deep enough to catch lint or a probing fingernail. Sorry about the image quality. I would have thought I could do better with an iPhone 8.

    InkedIMG_0007_LI.jpg
     

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