Just when you thought that there would be no more new variations of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as we patiently await the iPhone 5, think again. Thanks to demand for a unique twist to the ever-popular iPhone, a non-camera iPhone variant is now officially available and it would be interesting to check out this non-camera iPhone price.
Non-Camera iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S Prices
Now offered exclusively through Singapore’s network operator M1, they seemed to have made it official just a week after the product pages for this non-camera variant was sighted on their website, which was only up for a while before being removed at that time.
Looking at the non-camera iPhone price, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S would cost $49 more than their regular camera-touting counterparts. Starting off with the basic 8GB model of the iPhone 4 Non Camera retailing at S$554 under the Sunsaver plan, it is also available for S$449 under the iPhone Value plan. Moving up to the iPhone 4S Non Camera 16GB, the price goes up to S$694 under the Sunsaver plan and S$554 under the iPhone Value plan. For the iPhone 4S Non Camera 32GB, this retails at S$834 and S$679 under the Sunsaver and iPhone Value plans respectively, while the largest capacity 64GB model is going at S$974 (Sunsaver plan) and $819 (iPhone Value plan).
Non-camera iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S Price plans
With each iPhone unit tied to two-year plans from M1, there are no options for buying the non-camera iPhone at the full price without any contract. Do note that M1 does not offer any service for removing cameras from current iPhones with cameras, as doing so would void Apple’s warranty, and such modifications would not be guaranteed for any possible manufacturing flaws.
However as an alternative, M1 does provide the option to purchase an additional one-year warranty that is covered by a third-party provider, which is in compliance with the original Apple warranty terms, and would cost an extra S$321.
Non-camera iPhones for army and high security premises
M1 has clarified that both the front and rear camera modules have been permanently removed from the iPhone, and covered to still appear the same as the original upon first glance. So there is no option to “reinstall” the cameras once removed.
The motive for introducing the non-camera iPhone variants could likely be for security purposes, since Singapore’s Ministry of Defence had certified the service, which allows the non-camera iPhone to be used at army sites in the island. It appears that this iPhone model would be most beneficial to all army personnel since they are not permitted to have cameras in secure premises, as well as to Singaporean men who are going through the compulsory military service that lasts two years.
The non-camera iPhone would also come in handy to other companies that have staff who require iPhones in similarly secure premises that do not permit any usage of cameras. M1 would be issuing a certificate of authenticity by the Ministry of Defence for each of the non-camera iPhones.
Non-camera iPhones from Singtel or Starhub too?
As to the prospect of the other two network carriers in Singapore offering the non-camera iPhone as well, SingTel and StarHub have reverted that they are still in discussions with the Ministry of Defence, although they were still not able to provide any release date or non camera iPhone price information yet for the time being.
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