Anyone else have a scratch on their iPhone 4 screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tnsltwn, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. tnsltwn macrumors 6502

    tnsltwn

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    Gotta admit I'm pretty pissed about this. It's a light wiggly scratch very minimal next to the front facing camera. I have NO IDEA how it got there. I called Apple and they said they do not sell screen protectors because the screen is "very scratch resistant". Well apparently that is BS. I'm checking out powersupport.com for a screen protector. Just wondered if anyone else had a scratch on their screen? I also have had 3 iPhone's and this is the first one to have a scratch. :(
     
  2. zachcheatham macrumors regular

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    The screen being scratch resistant is BS. I scratched my first one and had it replaced for the camera, then the replacement came with a scratch so they replaced it again.

    I've never scratched another iphone.
     
  3. DanggxAmanda macrumors regular

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    I got 2 on the second day of owning the phone. Too small straight lines. One near the front camera and one on the bottom of the screen. But it was my fault because I dropped it about a foot from a couch to a wooden floor. I guessed it must have slid on some dirt/crumbs while I was picking it up... :/ doesn't reAlly bother me though since its only visible in a certain light, its really faint
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Not one. I kept the original plastic cover until I got a Power Support film set.
     
  5. tnsltwn thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. liquidsuns macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, I do now have a scratch on my iPhone 4. I've been very anti-screen protector because my 3gs seemed to be unscratchable and I figured the iP4 would be at least just as good. I take very good care of it (as much as Apple could expect anyone too) and a couple days ago there it was...a nice little 1/2 inch scratch right down the middle. We had been camping and I put it in my backpack at night and when I woke up, there it was. There was nothing in the pocket with the phone but a little flashlight. So...whatever, I don't know what the hell scratched it.

    It's only noticeable when the screen is off and it's not a big deal, but it's still a bit annoying.

    I just ordered a SGP Ultra Oleophobic protector and I'm hoping it will maybe make the scratch unnoticeable, cause I've heard that happens with a screen protector. So yeah, I'm putting screen protectors on all future iPhones.
     
  7. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I've got a bunch of light scratches on the home button. Kinda sucks.
     
  8. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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  9. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    No scratches. Aside from the first few days of having the phone, I have always had and always will have a cheap eBay screen protector on it.
     
  10. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    I have noticed the coating is far more scratch prone than my 3GS and my iPad. Also seems like it is far more difficult to remove grease. A tshirt won't do the job
     
  11. diamondschwin macrumors member

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    my findings exactly... lots of LIGHT scratches in the coating... cant see them unless in the right light but my 3GS never had this problem... also, I have to wipe more than once to get grease and stuff off.... 3GS never had that issue either...


    I love my iphone 4, but I think the 3GS was perfection at the time, I think by next year when they sort the kinks on this current hardware design with some it will be perfect.
     
  12. megsalias macrumors regular

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    There's not a single scratch anywhere on my phone. I'm crazy about keeping screen protectors and a good case on it. I even have a back screen protector on under the case, so dust doesn't scratch the back.
     
  13. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    Won't post my story, even though it is a cool one.. But, in my own experience, the iP4 is just as scratch resistant as my 3G and 3GS.
     

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