Singapore Operator Offering iPhone Without a Camera
Published on: 22nd Jan 2012
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By: Ian Mansfield
Singapore based mobile network Mobile One (M1) has started selling a modified version of Apple's iPhone a model that comes without a camera.
The handset is being offered by the operator without the Apple warranty as it is an unathorised modification and is being sold at a S$49 premium to the standard price.
The modified handset is designed to appeal to people who want the handset, but may work in areas where camera phones are banned for security or confidentiality reasons.
According to the mobile network, the camera modules (front and back) are completely removed, not just covered, and "may not be reinstalled", and as such are authorised fo ruse by Singapore's Ministry of Defence.
M1 will issue a certificate with each non-camera iPhone that will identify it as being approved by Mindef.