iPhone X What are the chances my iPhone X camera lens will get scratched without a case?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    Thinking about going naked on the iPhone X but am worried about the camera lens.

    Does anyone have experience with this?
     
  2. Lekro macrumors regular

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    Put a screen protector on it and place it face down.
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    But then my thumb will get sore from swiping up no???
     
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  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I mean I had a screen protector before and the bottom glass part was sharp, the edge was sharp
     
  6. Lekro macrumors regular

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  7. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    It's an easy job to fix up a rough edge.
    You could always put a bit of tape over that "sharp" edge, or bevel the edge yourself, using a bit of emory cloth, or even a fingernail file. (No one else would even be able to see that, unless you choose to tell about your little mod)
     
  8. Lee_Bo macrumors regular

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    I'd say it's a pretty good chance of getting scratched if you don't use a case and lay the phone down on its back a lot.
     
  9. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Used every day since launch without a case. The rest of the back is scratched, but the lens is fine.

    IMG_0022 (1).jpg
     
  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow Nice!!!! Looking good
     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Of course it can

    Mine has with a case on and I still havn’t Got it fixed yet.
     
  12. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    Highly unlikely. It’s a sapphire cover, so scratching is gonna be tough. Technically, you can crack it if you slam it on something, but that’s always a risk with or without a case.

    I’ve never had a case/protector on any of my phones, ever, and have also never had a compromised camera lens.
     
  13. sean000 macrumors 68000

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    My case provides some protection to the lens array since it keeps it from protruding, but the glass covering the lenses is very scratch resistant. I use camera lenses that cost more than the iPhone and I’m pretty picky about keeping my lenses free of scratches and smudges. I’ve never had an iPhone camera suffer from a scratch (knock on wood). One thing I would be careful about is putting a protective film over the camera. It might cause a loss of contrast and an increase in flare.
     
  14. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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    Don't all cases expose the camera lens anyway?
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    With the iPhone 7, it was actually confirmed by Phil Schiller while back the camera lens cover is Sapphire. I was under the assumption it was a sapphire lens coating over the lens cover, but the entire lens cover is indeed sapphire. (Which the Home button also has a sapphire layer for protection.)

    https://www.imore.com/yes-iphone-7-lenses-really-are-made-out-sapphire?amp
     
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  17. sean000 macrumors 68000

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    Most cases leave the camera slightly recessed so that when you lay the iPhone on it’s back the camera doesn’t make contact with the surface. Given how scratch resistant the glass covering the camera is, the case probably helps avoid dirt and smudges more than scratches.
     
  18. Refasin macrumors newbie

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    i was asking myself the same thing, i got a case that leaves the camera bump exposed (as is a very slim case) what i should worry then is only the actuall ring surrounding the camer that will get scratched right?
     
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Unless it is an extremely thin case (more like a skin) it will leave the camera recessed enough that the phone won't be resting on its lens when on it's back, as it does while naked.
     

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