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Well, more or less, because these units are specially aimed at military and government personnel of the Asian country.
The military and government personnel of Singapore cannot use a mobile device with camera for photos and video within government or military institutions, so in order to sell it to that whole set of customers Apple has had to remove the camera from its iPhone and sell it without that component.
Best of all, since this is an extra effort for Apple, those iPhones are more expensive than usual . And because it has technically meant reopening the device to modify its internal components, the one-year warranty is void (M1 offers a third party warranty for $321). What do you think? A camera-less, warranty-free iPhone that’s even more expensive. Of course, the laws of some countries make some situations very strange.