Already scratched my screen argh

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SparkFlash, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

    SparkFlash

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2013
    Location:
    Michigan
    #1
    4 days and I already scratched my 7+ screen. Fell off my nightstand and mustve dragged on something like the edge of the nightstand. All I know is there is a long scratch line on the screen.

    Anyone know if the Apple stores have replacements screens for these? Same ones as 6+?
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

    dictoresno

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Location:
    NJ
    #2
    and this is why I installed my glass screen protector right out of the box. and I don't think they have screen replacements on the 7/7+ yet. you can check with apple though.
     
  3. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    rijc99

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Location:
    FEMA Region 9
    #3
    Color gamut is different between 6+ and 7+

    I think the speaker hole is different too due to the stereo speaker.
     
  4. buck1127 macrumors 6502a

    buck1127

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    #4
    Yeah a tempered screen protector and case right from the box
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #5
    Take it to the Apple Store. A friend of mine dropped his new 7 Plus on his first day and cracked the screen and the guy at the Apple Store disappeared for a few minutes and came out with a brand new retail box 7 Plus. Needless to say they made my friend a customer for LIFE!
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #6
    Wow. That is customer service. I don't think I have ever heard Apple doing this before. Nice.
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    #7
    My housemate had a busted up 2011 17" MBP (well, still has it, currently in the Apple Store for the graphics replacement). Top case was utterly warped and destroyed. £300 or so to fix.

    It was around Christmas time. I went into the store with my wallet brimmed. When they pushed the payment through the system, they shrugged and said it somehow came under AppleCare and was free of charge.

    I was astounded. Wished them a very Merry Christmas and practically skipped out of the store. :D :oops:
     
  8. jkroach macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2016
    #8
    I have a cracked screen on my 7+ and am waiting for a replacement device as they are not yet doing screen replacements.
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #9
    My concern in terms of in store replacement would be the glue used for the water resistance. Does anyone know if this is even something reasonably doable in store? I'd think you'd have similar limitations as does the Watch.
     
  10. NewtonPippin macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2015
    #10
    How are you guys already destroying your phones? :rolleyes:
     
  11. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    #11
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

    Mlrollin91

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Location:
    Ventura County
    #12
    I literally had the screen protector ready to go as soon as removed the plastic screen wrap. The second I removed the wrap I put on the protector before dust could enter!
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #13
    Agreed. I started using one when I got my 6 plus. I like it so much, I will use it on any future phone I get.
     
  14. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

    SparkFlash

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2013
    Location:
    Michigan
    #14
    I put mine on a book on my night stand. Apparently it wasn't 100% flat and slowly it slid off. I was in the other room and heard something fall. Sucks.
     
  15. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2015
    #15
    They don't, my wife cracked her screen 24 hours into ownership and they replaced the entire phone. This was last Saturday
     
  16. BigDO macrumors 6502

    BigDO

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    #16
    It's just a scratch, probably invisible when using the phone. Much better than having a nasty screen protector protruding above the home button, with visible edges not covering the whole screen, with that white area around it where it's not sticking to the edges. Ugh. No thanks.
     
  17. Rocko99 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2016
    #18
    Cue all the 'I have had every iPhone and none of them have ever ever had any scratches'. They all do. Put a glass screen protector on it. Cheap insurance.
     
  18. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    #19
    How do you really feel about screen protectors?
     
  19. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    #20
    Maybe they've changed since the last time I had one (probably two or three years ago) but I found they interfered with the screen clarity, plus didn't have the nice feel that the actual screen had.
     
  20. BigDO macrumors 6502

    BigDO

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    #21
    Nope, I didn't say that. I said IT WILL get scratched. However most are microscratches, visible only when screen is off and bright light shined onto the screen. Even bigger scratches (not cracks) are invisible with screen on. So what? I'd still rather use the phone as intended than covered in some glass condom.
     
  21. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

    SparkFlash

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2013
    Location:
    Michigan
    #22
    No its a really noticeable scratch. Like I said, it mustve dragged on something during the fall. Something that wasn't too obvious I wouldn't care. Trust me.
     
  22. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

    Aml216

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Location:
    A mysterious location in the middle of nowhere
    #23
    Yup, I did this too. Case was ready as well!
     
  23. Jdnathan11 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2014
    #24
    Apples customer service is second to one. They have been known to grant a one time, get out of jail free card, if you will. The best!
     
  24. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    #25
    I think you meant "second to none". :)
     

Share This Page