do people get scratches on the antenna band?

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  1. smallguy, Jan 22, 2012
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    smallguy macrumors regular

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    If you dont have a case on your iPhone4S could you post a photo of the antenna band please.

    Im just wondering if anyones is scracthed etc

    Thanks
     
  2. Prof. macrumors 601

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    My antenna band has two hairline scratches - how they got there I have no clue. You can only see them in bright light and at a certain angle. Unfortunately, I don't have a camera with high enough resolution for you to see them.
     
  3. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    If you want to use your iPhone without a case but don't want the antenna band scratched you should look at getting a skin wrap for it. By far the best option if you wanna go that route, it adds style too depending in the color you pick.
     
  4. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still kind of scratching my head over people being more concerned about scratching the aluminum vs. the glass front and back of the case...
     
  5. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    First off, it's not aluminum. It's stainless steel.

    Second, the OP probably has the front and back sorted?

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    You mean like through a file sorting machine?

    Honestly, I saw the metal rim of the phone for about 5 minutes before it went into a case, and it's the same texture/finish of my UMBP. :rolleyes:

    So, in that case, in your opinion, which part of the phone is more delicate and needs protection? The steel part, or the glass?
     
  7. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    I hear you on that...

    1. I won't have the phone long enough to give a crap about a couple of scratches on the metal part.

    2. I wouldn't care about the screen except I would have to look at it every time I use the phone.

    I don't see why people are hung up about scratching the metal band...
     
  8. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I see you don't know the iPhone very well. Yes it's Stainless Steel, you've only seen it for 5 minutes... lmao.

    Which part of the phone is the most delicate? I'd say the front and the antennband is just as delicate as each other. If you crack the LCD screen you'll have to replace the whole front, which is trickier than replacing the glass back. The glass back can be replaced in 2 minutes btw, I've done it myself. And the antenna band is impossible to replace.
     
  9. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    Correct, I've only had the phone for about 2 weeks.

    ^ Things I'd like to avoid doing on a brand new phone. Which is kind of my point, I don't get why folks seem to think a rubber band is going to protect their glass and metal phone. But, it's nice to know it's possible to replace the glass.
     
  10. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Rubber band? Not sure what you're on about.
     
  11. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    Bumper

    An iPhone 4 Bumper is a ring of rubber and plastic that surrounds the edge of the iPhone 4. The inner part is rubber with the external band made of plastic. The Bumper wraps around the edges of the device protecting the edges, and to a lesser extent, the screen. The Bumper does not cover the front or rear of the phone, though it does slightly raise the iPhone off whatever surface it is sitting on.[60]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_4#Bumper
     
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  13. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

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    Glass usually breaks when it hits the ground corner first. The Bumper does a great job covering the corners of the phone. Plus it has a lay on table that prevents the glass getting scratched it if the phone falls or is put on a flat surface.
     
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    Hyperbole ( /haɪˈpɜrbəliː/ hy-pur-bə-lee;[1] Greek: ὑπερβολή, 'exaggeration') is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.

    Hyperboles are exaggerations to create emphasis or effect. As a literary device, hyperbole is often used in poetry, and is frequently encountered in casual speech. An example of hyperbole is: "The bag weighed a ton."[2] Hyperbole helps to make the point that the bag was very heavy, although it is not probable that it would actually weigh a ton.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperbole

    Not saying that a bumper case isn't going to absorb some shock during a drop, but unless it's dropped on a perfectly flat surface clear of debris, it's not really going to save the front or back of the phone itself from damage.

    But, you know. To each their own. If that style of case works for your purposes, great.
     

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