2314 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2010 5:43 AM by element2005
My original iPhone (with metal back) had the lens coating flake off over time, but on the 3G and 3Gs models it never did that. So far, the iPhone 4 has not shown any flaking (or bubbling) in the coating and I use only the bumper case, so the lens is exposed.
You may not see the effects of it missing or messed up until you get the right (or wrong) stray light hitting the lens and then it will show up as flare or ghosting. This is especially true with the higher quality of the new sensor.
If you use the camera a lot and that feature is important to you, I'd seek advice direct from Apple (AKA: a replacement device).
Yeah I'm going to try to make an appointment to go in. I figure they probably won't give me a new one since the defect does not show in the picture quality yet. But as long as I can be assured that it will be properly handled in the future in case it does get worse. It may just be a manufacturing defect that will not get any worse. It's hard to say.