Anyone test out the scratch resistance of the Apple logo?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ajm222, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
  2. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    I heard somewhere that the Apple Logo on the 6/6 Plus are actually stainless steel and are defitnetly tougher then past logos. My apple logo on the back on my 6 Plus is perfectly fine with no scratches and I have owned it for over 2 months now so i defitnetly think it is more scratch resistant then what you seen on the 5/5S for sure
  3. ajm222 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    cool, thanks. good to know.
  4. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    Can't say for the phone, but I know on my iPad Air 2 it's flawless which is the same kind of insert.

    I think prior phones may have had the logo screen printed on instead of the actual insert like the 6/6+?
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    It's stainless steel and not liquidmetal as rumored, but it appears to be more scratch resistant compared to original through 3GS. The 4/4s had the logo behind glass so it was actually scratch proof.
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I'm not totally sure, but I believe that liquid metal will not buff up to the shine that is on the Apple Logos. I doubt that that is the reason they did not use it, but it could be. There is the cost thing also, I believe that liquid metal still being a relatively new product is quite expensive. Even the small amount that would be used for the logo.
  7. ajm222 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    Makes sense that it's steel, though regular stainless steel gets scuffs and lots of micro 'swirlies' extremely easily. Used to have a major watch obsession and the stainless steel cases and bracelets would get marks just by looking at them. Does make me wonder if it's strengthened or coated in some way. Perhaps it's just the location of the logo and the case design. But I was mainly curious if it was Liguid metal which I guess it isn't. Thanks again.

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