Does The iPhone 7 Display Scratch More Easily?

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  1. itsmilo macrumors 65816

    itsmilo

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    Been using my iPhone 7 Plus since last October or so and there are quite some noticeable scratches on the display. When i use it in bright light or focus on it i can notice them quite easily. Especially when i scroll or watch something. Its driving me a bit ocd.

    Meanwhile the display of my iPhone 6 is still flawless to this day and survived many vacations at a beach.

    By the way any idea how to remove dust from the top of the iPhone 7 around the bezel where the glass connects with the frame? For some reason the tiny gap only exists on the top and there is a lot of "white" dust inside which i cant get off or i dont want to break the water sealing if that makes sense
     
  2. craigio85 macrumors regular

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    I'm the complete opposite. My iPhone 6 was covered in noticeable scratches while my iPhone 7 remains pristine (despite a case-less drop on a concrete floor).

    I wondered if it was down to my iPhone 6 having a black front panel and my 7 being white, but even under bright-light inspection, I can't detect any screen scratches. Even more bizarre, i used a case the entire time I had my 6 while my 7 has been naked since day 1.
     
  3. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I've never scratched a phone screen in my life, that is until I got my iPhone 7 a few week ago and scrathed the screen pretty badly after a week.. No idea what happened as it had only ever been on my Office desk (at home), on a dock on my bedside table and on the sofa arm!

    Also for the dust thing, have you tried blu-tack?
     
  4. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    My phones have always been scratch free (micro included). Up until iPhone 6 and now my 7plus. Both have been covered with micro scratches. Not sure what the reason is. But I've learnt to live with it. I hated scratches before but I guess I've come to terms that everything in life can't be perfect. A deep scratch that I can feel still bugs me though.
     
  5. itsmilo thread starter macrumors 65816

    itsmilo

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    Good idea, i didnt know that was a thing. I will look into it. Thank you
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I use my iPhone 7 caseless all the time and I have no scratches on my display. My disclaimer is I am very cautious with it and I don't abuse the iPhone in any way, or set it face down on hard surfaces. I have been pleased the durability of the display. My 6s and iPhone 6 also had no issues with any scratching either.
     
  7. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    I babied all my iPhones but still managed to scratch every screen (iP4,5,6 and now 7). Most were scratches in the coating (still quite visible). Ever since I put on a Spigen tempered glass protector on my iP7, I'm now a firm believer in them. Can't even tell I have a screen protector on. That or live with the scratches.
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    After near a year of wiping my 7+ on anything I can find, including my shirt, my 7+ has only the usual micro scratches that can only be seen on very bright light. No issue here. I have never scratched an iPhone screen and I never use any screen protector.
     
  9. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    My 6 was maybe worse. My 7 has been fine after 6 months of use. No screen protector
     
  10. Super Xander macrumors regular

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    I am in the same boat as you. My iPhone 6 and even iPad Air 2 have no scratches as all where my iPhone 7 is very common to get scratches. Thought the 7's display would be better against scratches than the older ones, but not my experience at all.
     
  11. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, we are supposedly at gorilla glass 5 now or something? It's pathetic that they still haven't figured out how to make a scratch-proof or RESISTANT display on the iPhone.
     

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