1. eye4ni's Avatar
    I take very good care of my phone. It sits on my desk, or is in my pants pocket all the time. There is nothing else in the pocket, it is my dedicated "phone pocket". The other day while looking at the back of my phone, I noticed a small hairline scratch on the camera lens. While it doesn't show up in my photos, I am now wondering if I should be worried about this and start using a case? I hate cases and really don't want to use one, but I also don't want to ruin my camera.

    Has anyone else experienced this and has it been a problem for you? Also, if something happens and I get another worse scratch on my camera lens, can they fix it at the apple store? And how much does it cost? Just trying to avoid using a case if possible. I might be worrying about nothing here, but I have no insurance on my phone (I think $11/mo is ridiculous).
    03-14-2011 04:14 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    If it doesnt affect your pics, I dont see the worry. By you setting your phone on your desk or taking it in and out of your pants pocket could easily over time cause scratches
    03-14-2011 04:27 PM
  3. jdavis530's Avatar
    it is my dedicated "phone pocket".
    LOL.....I have a dedicated phone pocket too, usually its the fifth pocket on my jeans.
    03-14-2011 04:28 PM
  4. eye4ni's Avatar
    If it doesnt affect your pics, I dont see the worry. By you setting your phone on your desk or taking it in and out of your pants pocket could easily over time cause scratches
    I guess it is the fact that I've only had the phone for a month that makes me worry. How bad will I scratch it up in 6 months? Oh well, I'm still not putting a case on it. I would rather take it to apple and spend $50 to have it fixed if need be than put a case on the phone....
    03-14-2011 05:17 PM
  5. touchyphone's Avatar
    The scratch shouldn't do anything to picture quality. And besides, you technically(i believe) didnt scratch the lens, but the housing protecting the glass....either way, scratch on the camera "area" should cause no distortion in photos....

    Here's a fun link to view a great photo that was taken with a shattered lens, you'll be fine...it's just the housing you scratched.

    LensRentals.com - Front Element Scratches
    Last edited by touchyphone; 03-14-2011 at 06:33 PM.
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    03-14-2011 06:30 PM
  6. ImStrapped's Avatar
    Your camera should be fine. Scratches are inevitable with the Iphone especially if you use it heavily.
    Get a good case!
    03-14-2011 06:31 PM
  7. eye4ni's Avatar
    The scratch shouldn't do anything to picture quality. And besides, you technically(i believe) didnt scratch the lens, but the housing protecting the glass....either way, scratch on the camera "area" should cause no distortion in photos....

    Here's a fun link to view a great photo that was taken with a shattered lens, you'll be fine...it's just the housing you scratched.

    LensRentals.com - Front Element Scratches
    Nice link, thanks for the replies. I'm trying to not let my OCD get the best of me, but I guess I did buy a phone made of glass, what should I expect?
    03-14-2011 08:57 PM
  8. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    Yeah, cases can get annoying, you could try a screen protector on the front and back... or not
    03-15-2011 02:43 PM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    A case won't protect the camera as they all leave it exposed, the same goes for back protectors.
    03-15-2011 02:52 PM
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