The iPhone is offered in many countries all across the world. The iPhone is supposed to be available in Singapore so the Singapore Armed Forces can use a smartphone other than a BlackBerry.
I always wondered why RIM sold BlackBerry devices without the cameras, but now I know. Many soldiers in the Singapore Armed Forces carry a phone to use on base that does not have a camera. SAF soldiers are not allowed to carry cell phones with cameras on the military base. Those soldiers also have a separate phone to carry off base because they are allowed to have a camera then. Apple may be allowing Singapore carriers to carry the iPhone 4S… Without a front or back camera!
I think this is a very good idea, but it also limits the iPhone’s abilities. The Camera app, check cashing services, QR codes, and many other camera-related features will be disabled. Other than that, I am glad Apple and Singapore’s Military is cooperating to get iPhones in the hands of the soldiers. They currently use BlackBerry devices, but the services on BlackBerry phones is limited.