FBI Director James Comey, a strong opponent of Apple’s way of encrypting software and hardware, just told us again that covering up that computer webcam with a lid is recommended. That means he strongly believes people can spy on you on devices that aren’t secure.
Imagine a world in which the iPhone would run an unencrypted version of iOS. We’d probably have to put fancy camera covers both on the front and the back of the device. Either that or accessory makers would simply sell premium cases that don’t have camera cutouts.