Would the camera lens scratch if spun on table?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by macuser91, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. macuser91 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2014
    What would be the chances of the iPhones 5scamera lens scratching if spun on a table? I know the lens cover is made of sapphire crystal which is strong but do you think spinning it would cause it to scratch?
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Why take the chance? If you want to play spin the iPhone, get a case or back protector.
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Sapphire is the second hardest substance (diamond being first). Unless the table you are spinning it on happens to be diamond studded you aren't going to scratch it.

    The aluminum back though and the glass pieces on the top and bottom are a different story.
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Tungsten carbide is about the same hardness as sapphire, I think it would be possible to scratch it with that. Of course, I doubt you're spinning your phone on a table with chunks of tungsten carbide on it.

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