My iPhone's very unique camera lens

16 Apr 2014 00:00

Background:

I bought my iPhone 5 from a friend after he dropped it on the floor, and the screen stopped working. Mad as he was, he threw the phone against the floor another couple 100 times. Not a problem for him anyway, as he went home and ordered the very recently released 5S, and I decided to buy the 5 from him, as I got it for a very good price. The phone looked like this before I had it repaired: pic.

Anyway, during these 100 throws, the camera lens on (mine now) iPhone 5 got a few damages it seems and they are kind of interesting to me.

Here is a photo I took of a white, blank paper with flash on: Photo

See those purple spots? They are kind of scary, I don't really know what they are? Cracked sapphire glass (or whatever the lens is made out of)?

And then there are also black spots all over, which is kinda hard to get a picture of. Just try to look at the photo and you will see that its unusually dark/black in some spots.

Doesn't this annoy you?

No, it doesn't. I think about it, but I still keep on taking photos and don't care about it. Usually you can't even notice it, unless you know its there, for example: 1, 2, 3, 4

So yeah. Kind of a random subject to write about, but I felt like doing it for fun (I find writing these things fun, as its fun to use my script to publish them.

/DJS