In June 2016, an image of Mark Zuckerberg was a trend. The reason behind the image was that Mark Zuckerberg covered his laptop camera. As a result, many of us even covered our laptop camera. However, Apple warns customers not to close Macbooks with a connected camera cover.
A new support page has been published by Apple “Do not cover your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with a camera cover.According to the new support page, Apple says that closing your Mac laptop with a camera cover can damage your screen. Apple wants you to trust them with the camera light to let you know when the camera is on.
There are plastic camera covers that block the eye of the webcam. The camera cover is popular with Macbook users. I just checked one on Amazon and there are over 2K + reviews with an overall 4 star rating. However, according to the technology giant, “the distance between the screen and the keyboard is designed for very narrow tolerances.” This means that you may endanger your monitor with a camera cover.
Do we have to turn off the webcam cover & trust the camera indicator light?
One of the questions that arises is whether the camera cover is really dangerous for the MacBook screen. Well, about 6 months ago, a Posted by Reddit to r / apple for his incident. He shared that he used a camera cover, which was extremely thin, as the user said. However, when he opened the laptop, he saw a cracked screen. Maximized MacBook Pro 16 κε crashed due to webcam coverage. Warn fellow Apple users not to use webcam cover. Otherwise, it can cost almost $ 1500 more (excluding AppleCare +) and take 3 weeks to repair.
Not only is the screen in danger, but the camera cover also blocks many sensors. According to the support page, the camera cover may affect the ambient light sensor and prevent functions such as auto brightness and true tone.
And we do not want the sensors to interfere or want the screen to have problems, so what is the solution? Well, Apple has shared some instructions for those who want to use a camera cover. Instructions include:
- Make sure the camera cover is no thicker than an average printer (0.1 mm).
- Avoid using a camera cover that leaves glue residue.
- If you install a camera cover larger than 0.1 mm, remove the camera cover before shutting down your computer.
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