Apparently there were increased damage reports at Apple, so the group now felt compelled to publish a new support article. Apple knows there that webcam covers could damage the display of their notebooks.
You probably know them all – the small covers, often slipcases, that can be attached via webcams. Apple now warns of these mechanisms – since they can often exert too much selective pressure on the display. This can lead to a crack in the traditionally most expensive component.
Apple offers a software alternative to the webcam cover
In the support article, of course, Apple also points out the operating system-side mechanisms and functions, for example, Apple notebooks with a small, green LED indicate when the webcam has been activated. “The camera is designed in such a way that it cannot be switched on without the camera’s lamp lighting up,” said Apple.
If certain institutions, such as employers, require coverage to be used, Apple offers the following tips:
- Make sure the camera cover is no thicker than an average piece of printer paper (0.1 mm).
- Avoid using a camera cover that leaves adhesive residue.
- If you install a camera cover that is thicker than 0.1 mm, remove the camera cover before closing the computer.
Via Apple Support