Singapore Carriers Launching The iPhone Without Cameras

iPhone 4S Without Cameras

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.