Possible to install iPhone 6S camera in iPhone 4S?

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  1. qudcjf7928 macrumors newbie

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    so I still have one of those iPhone 4S' lying around and there's nothing wrong with it

    but I was wondering if it would be possible to swap just the iPhone 4S rear camera in exchange for

    iPhone 6S rear camera OEM ? The shapes for the cameras seem to be similar and even if the

    iPhone 6S camera doesn't fit, there's gotta be a way to modify it to fit it in.

    OR, maybe not even iPhone 6S camera, but say, like iPhone 5S rear camera OEM ?
     
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  3. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    Your profile image is very appropriate for this thread lol
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Just notice.
    But, yeah. Really suites this thread. Lol
    Back to OP question, if you ba e the luxury, do it. Otherwise, I would simply give up without even trying if I were you.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    You might be able to shave it down to fit it in. Sandpaper and a small hammer should do the trick. Pics of the results please. :)
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 68000

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    WHAT?! I don't even know how to respond to rhos thread.
     
  7. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Wait for the iphone 7 and install that one!
     
  8. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    if you put both phones in the microwave, it'll make them malleable enough to adjust the size to fit in the 4s. make sure you leave them in there for at least 1 minute.
     
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  10. qudcjf7928 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just asking, but if it's not possible, why wouldn't it be?
     
  11. 8692574 Suspended

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    As suggested, I would try the microwave thing...... i would place the 6 on top of a iPhone 4 die so that when it melts it fits the mold and you have a 4 / 6 hybrid!
     
  12. qudcjf7928 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay srsly, I use iPhone but I'm not retarded. Why wouldn't I be able to fit the better camera ?
     
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  14. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Simple buy a new iPhone, take it apart, and put the new camera in old phone. Don't let the fact that connector may or may not be identical. Don't let the fact that just cuz it looks close that all dimensions are the same. Don't let the fact that the camera and chips work together to form the image. Don't let the fact that software will be different. Don't let the fact that pixel count is different sway you.

    After all I should be able to use the water pump from my 2016 Ford Fusion in my 2012 Ford Escape. They both Fords and only a few years apart, what would go wrong with that.

    What is scary is that this even needs to be explained.
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I agree it is scary that things like this need to be explained but it seems to be on the increase these days.
     
  16. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Do schools teach anything any more. Or is it a place to keep the kids till parents get home from work?
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I can not really say what I think about the socialist union run educational system as the mods want us to avoid the political stuff:rolleyes:
     
  18. 8692574 Suspended

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    I don't see why the being retarded should be linked with using an iPhone.....are you suggesting that only retarded people use iPhones?

    To answer the question, because they are made for 2 different product, they do the same function in a very different way and rely on different hardware. Try putting a Bluray into your CdPlayer, after all they both do the same thing.....they store data!
    But what do I know, I am retarded because i use an iPhone!
     
  19. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Common sense #101 is why
     
  20. Sunny1990 macrumors 68000

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    Funny comment :D:p
     
  21. bigjnyc, Jul 15, 2016
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    if you ever open up an iPhone you will see that everything is jammed in there tight, there is no wasted space. All components have to be the exact size in order to fit, if the 6 camera component is even a fraction of a MM bigger it wont fit.

    the connector may not be the same, you have to connect the camera to phones processor and with the change in form factor they may use a different type of connector altogether

    And finally the software required to operate the camera, its not like you can go out and download drivers on the internet for an iphone camera


    PS: some of you guys really need to dial it back a little bit, I know everyone wants to be the witty and funny guy on a forum but come on, this could be a kid who is curious and while this inquiry seems stupid to you his next idea might be a great one, but he may never think of it if he gets discouraged after being ridiculed by a bunch of wanna be comedians on an internet forum.
     
  22. Deadeyeshark macrumors regular

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    I don't think there is any need to get personal with someone who has asked a technical question, no matter how far fetched It may seem to you. A camera can be bought cheaply off eBay, and while I wouldn't attempt to swap it out into an inferior phone I would be interested in the results. My own opinion is the weaker processor, different connectors, and the software which drives the 4S phone would not work with a 6 camera. That's only my opinion, but good luck!
     
  23. iWombBanger macrumors member

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    It is a place to keep the kids while parents work. Otherwise, more people would have common sense that they lack.
     
  24. noobinator macrumors 601

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    These threads come up every so often. In the past we've had member want to solder in additional RAM, change to bigger storage, and other things. No, none of these things ever work.
     
  25. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    The camera is soldered to the mainboard of the phone. The camera modules are different, therefor they aren't a direct swap. It's like saying "Can I install an Intel Core i7 CPU into my motherboard that currently has a Pentium 4? They are both CPU's so why can't it be installed".

    The newer camera modules require additional hardware and software dependencies, and they are different sizes and won't physically fit.
     

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