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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TommyLee, Oct 6, 2008.
iResQ even offers camera removal. Why?
Some businesses and government offices don't allow cameras of any kind. You either get a phone without a camera, get it removed or leave it at home. Since you can't get an iPhone without a camera, you can either get it removed or leave it at home.
Well i know some people work at companies that do not allow their employees to have cameras. Such as Boeing etc etc etc
In some court houses phones with cameras are prohibited. A camera can be used to, among other things, intimidate a witness.
The other people nailed it, but Since you mentioned iResQ, here is a quote directly from their site: "Many Government Agencies or High-Security Businesses will not allow cameras of any kind. Per customer demand we've created this service so you can have your iPhone camera physically removed from the iPhone by the professionals!"
Question: Having your camera removed would probably void your warranty correct? Well what happens if you have to have it removed for business? I think Apple should have some leanency...
The reason behind the removal doesn't matter. Expect the removal company to provide warranty coverage or you're out of luck.
Sadly that doesn't exist...
See, it says right in the terms of service that when you open the phone and modify, change, or tamper with the device in any way, it immediately voids your warranty.
Basically you have 2 options:
1) Get the camera removed but void your warranty, or
2) Just don't get an iphone ( I dont like this option, but it still exists.)
It says on iResQ's site that the backplate replacement will void the warranty, however it says nothing about the warranty being void from camera removal.
I wonder if they give a custom back with no camera hole?
Some agencies will not allow any phone that EVER had a camera, even if the lens hole is epoxied over.
If you put the camera back in, Apple probably wouldn't notice, provided you did it right.
What I am really wondering is that would they remove the option to start the camera even on the iPhone's firmware.
Nah. I don't think so. What I wonder what happens when it opens the Camera app. Does it crash?
Why not just use parental controls and block access to the camera? This was a feature added in 2.1
+1 to the posts for security and other reasons.
Depending on the site your camera phone will either;
1. remain locked in your car for the duration of the visit
2. remain locked in a 'secure area' (guards desk/locker) for the duration of the visit
Get caught violating those terms and its not pretty, losing ones security clearance and or going to jail is NOT a good career move.
You can order Palms and BlackBerry`s san camera. Some sites wont permit cell phones at all because of voice recording let alone the camera.
For most places that prohibit cameras, that isn't enough. If the camera is present, it's not allowed.
Because they simply won't permit a cellphone with a camera. They see you as a threat. It's not logical to simply use Parental Controls.
Not allowed. The uneducated armed guards have no idea if any block is really enabled and whether or not it can be easily undone by somebody. Better to leave the camera in the car unless you want it confiscated and destroyed (or lose your job, etc.) But then you have to worry about someone breaking into your car and stealing it.
How do you prove to security that the camera is actually removed from your iPhone?
Solution, hire smarter security guards
The only shot would be if Apple ever offered a camera-less version of the iPhone. It's HIGHLY unlikely. Usually carriers will pick up 1-2 smartphones without cameras, but you need to order them special from the carrier, and they don't generally stock them at the local store. The exception is the handful of blackberries that are stock camera-less models.
IIRC, Verizon had a camera-less 700p, and AT&T had a few...the 8125 and the 8525 had other versions with slightly different numbering to indicate they were camera-less.
Honestly, the market for camera-less phones in general is so small it is probably cheaper and easier for Apple to shrug and say "Oh well, that's what the iPod Touch is for. Buy a regular phone and an iPod touch...and don't come crying to us if you **** up your iPhone because you HAD to modify it."
You can't. Which is why I said that some places won't allow any phone that EVER had a camera. There have been instances of people removing a cover and being able to photograph things again.
I have been very close to the F22 Raptor(within a few feet) and if you made a move to pull your phone up in a way to take a picture you would have guards all over you.
I'm sure pictures have been taken before but its not worth losing your job or worse, going to jail.
It's not just cameras, either. You'll have a lot of problems getting anything that has a USB connector into high security buildings. They don't want you plugging your ipod into a machine and downloading sensitive info.
My father-in-law worked at a defense contractor and had 2 computers on his desk connected to 2 completely separate networks. One computer was a normal PC for non-secure use. The other was a secure computer that had no USB ports, no floppy drive and no optical drive. The only way to get any data off of that system was to read the screen and type what you saw into the non-secure machine.
Coversely, you could buy a phone that doesn't violate specific rules or laws applicable to you.