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wpotere

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Oct 7, 2010
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I recently took off my white apple bumper today to find a plethora of scratches on all sides of my phone (Photos here and here.) The scratches are worse than in the pictures but due to bad lighting it was hard to get a good shot of them. Seeing as how when I originally put my phone into the bumper, it was spotless, I am quite surprised. These scratches/blemishes cover every side of my phone and are also on the buttons and were caused by the bumper. My iPhone is under applecare and is almost 2 years old and is also pretty bad at holding a charge. Will applecare cover a replacement phone?
No. It is a phone, it will get scratches.
 

ToddH

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That phone looks so dusty and dirty! The bumper only makes scratches on the side from excessive pressure....like the kind from keeping the phone in your pocket with tight jeans. You can go get some Ghost armor and put it on the side to cover them up. http://www.ghost-armor.com/Apple/662.html Try to locate a kiosk near you in a mall. Go get some micro fiber cloths from Bed/bath/beyond and clean your phone daily...(am I wrong about a dirty phone)? That earphone jack looked like it was full of lint. If you get the ghost armor (or similar product) put on the sides, that will protect it. To many, the iPhone is just a phone. For me, it is a jewel. I hope Apple will cover it for you. Did you buy applecare+? If you were to accidentally break the phone, it will only cost you $49.99 to replace it.
 

macguin

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That phone looks so dusty and dirty! The bumper only makes scratches on the side from excessive pressure....like the kind from keeping the phone in your pocket with tight jeans. You can go get some Ghost armor and put it on the side to cover them up. http://www.ghost-armor.com/Apple/662.html Try to locate a kiosk near you in a mall. Go get some micro fiber cloths from Bed/bath/beyond and clean your phone daily...(am I wrong about a dirty phone)? That earphone jack looked like it was full of lint. If you get the ghost armor (or similar product) put on the sides, that will protect it. To many, the iPhone is just a phone. For me, it is a jewel. I hope Apple will cover it for you. Did you buy applecare+? If you were to accidentally break the phone, it will only cost you $49.99 to replace it.
It isn't dirty at all, is just those scratches. and my pant pockets aren't tight at all. I don't know if it's applecare+ but I know I have applecare. I view my iPhone as a jewel too, I hate seeing it scratched like this.
 

eawmp1

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Feb 19, 2008
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The bumper did not cause the scratches, particles of dust/dirt between the bumper and the phone abraded the phone.

If Apple gives you a replacement for this, I personally blame you for at least $0.01 of my iPhone's excessive cost.
 

ToddH

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It isn't dirty at all, is just those scratches. and my pant pockets aren't tight at all. I don't know if it's applecare+ but I know I have applecare. I view my iPhone as a jewel too, I hate seeing it scratched like this.
Ok, (I guess it was the harsh flash that made it look dusty) you could check with apple. Do you have a store nearby? IF not, have you tried using some semi coarse steel wool to see if you could polish it out? I saw a post here somewhere where that was done, but he used super fine to totally polish the stainless. If you don't "accidentally" break your phone to get a new one, try the steel wool. I'm not saying purposely break your phone, but apple care+ will cover your phone for two accidental breakages and you have to pay only $50 to replace it instead of $200. And that coverage is for two years. I have the gun metal ghost armor on the sides of my phone. Sent you a PM.