Non-Camera iPhone??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by agr5, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. agr5 macrumors member

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    Does anyone think a non-camera iPhone is a reality? Upon graduation in May 2010, I will be starting my new job as a mechanical engineer. I currently have a Blackberry with a camera but will be in search for a new, non-camera smartphone. Seeing as I am not permitted to carry a camera phone into work, my phone choices are limited. I will probably end up with the new Blackberry Tour 2, which should be out in the next month or so. While I love my BB and the email functionality, I am also an Apple guy. The iPhone is tempting seeing how many applications are available for it. So to reiterate, does anyone think Apple will release a non-camera version of the iPhone?


    My guess is no, seeing how it is more for entertainment/toy purposes, but one can hope :D
     
  2. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't count on Apple releasing such an iPhone, but there are services that will remove the camera from the phone for you:

    http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/07/02/iphone.camera.removal/

    You can also do it yourself if you're enterprising and don't mind voiding your warranty:

    http://www.rapidrepair.com/guides/iphone3g/iphone3grepairguide.html
     
  3. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the above post. A buddy of mine worked for a company that had DoD contracts, and they had to leave their phones in their cars, get a non-camera phone, or have the camera disabled from an outside company.
     
  4. rmead001 macrumors member

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    Sometimes having your camera removed or disabled is not enough and just having the shell of a camera phone is enough to need to leave your phone behind. Always check company policy.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Don't count on apple releasing a non camera version. If anything they will increase the megapixel camera and
    maybe add a front face one.
    Like others said you can have it removed.
     
  6. wired13 macrumors newbie

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    I'm approximately 1 year late to replying to this thread...

    But this site which does Non-camera iPhone 4's look rather promising:
    Non-camera iPhone 4 - http://noncam.com

    I smell loads of hope for people who are hoping to take their iPhone 4's into secure areas like military bases, camps, etc, now! ;)
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    There's many places online that you can send your iphone or any type of cellphone and have them remove your camera if you want.
    You dont have to buy it like that.
    Then you can save the part and have them put it back if you want to sell it down the road.
     
  8. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    He, he....looks like they forgot about the front camera. :D
     
  9. myblackmod macrumors newbie

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    yes looks like they really forgotten about there is a front camera for iphone 4.

    we did and removed the front camera successfully and replaced the front panel with something else.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Open it up. Remove camera. Put back together. Solved.
     
  11. myblackmod macrumors newbie

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    yup, it's as easy as abc :D
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    better chance of apple adding a 3rd or 4th camera before they make a camera-less one
     
  13. duction macrumors 6502a

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    iphone 6 could have a 3rd camera on the back for 3D photos :) laugh if that came true haha
     
  14. seble macrumors 6502a

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    You could download the apple provisioning profile application. Choose it so that it restricts and blocks access to the camera. email the profile to your iphone, and install it on your phone.
     
  15. elan123 macrumors 6502

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    true.... hmm, wonder a way around it
     
  16. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    why risk your job for trying to game the system

    get a cheap GSM phone (craiglist $20) + SIM adapter = keep your job and your iPhone warranty
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
     
  18. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    agreed, but even at that it might be hard to find the crapies GSM phone that works that doesnt have a camera, you would have to find a phone from the mid 1990's
     
  19. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    If it was just for work I'd just pick up a cheap $20 phone like has been mentioned. Then go the security office with a punch and a hammer and show them the camera won't work anymore. It wouldn't be that bad.
     
  20. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    lol thats one way of making in camera-less
     

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