Easily Scratched 7 Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tdronski, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. tdronski macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2014
    Has anyone noticed that their 7 plus has developed an unusual amount of scratches of the display?
    I haven't changed my usage habits with my 7 Plus from my 6S Plus, but my 7 plus already looks like my 6S plus did when I gave it away. Its really bothering me but I don't wanna use one of my AppleCare incidences on something like this.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No scratches yet on the screen of my 7 plus.
    Knock on wood.
    I think Im going to get one of those glass screen protectors for it though.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Get Power Support if you do.
  4. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
  5. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    This is almost equal to someone keep the phone in its box and he's proud to say that his phone still looks like new
  6. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2016
    That's just ****** Corning and Gorilla QC for you. It's not just an Apple thing. It's for every cellphone out there with either of these guys. I had a Note 7 (Rest in peace) that supposedly had "very strong Corning glass," but scratched once I put it in my front pocket of my dress shirt (Nothing in it).
  7. Applefan4515 Suspended


    Sep 19, 2016
    Yup. I've noticed. The back as well doesn't hold up as well on the matte black 7plus. Oh well. I'll be getting the new one when it comes out anyways. Not worth obsessing over to me.
  8. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    That's your opinion and your allowed to have it.

    However, it is nothing like keeping the phone in the box. Why risk scratching the glass? Its just not worth it. But you have a wonderful day...
  9. alanderp macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2016
    Definitely seems like I've acquired scratches much easier on my JB 7+ than my 6S+. Not a big deal though, can't tell unless in certain light angle.
  10. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Screen protector from day one on my every iPhone,well worth the effort for long term usage
  11. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    If it bothers you that much, you clearly should not have used your phone without a protector. The good news is, a screen protector will hide some of the light scratches on the screen. Give it a try.
  12. powerhawk5000 macrumors newbie


    Oct 7, 2015
    Tempered glass screen protector from eBay. Sorted.

    Funny thing was, the Chinese protector was thicker and higher quality than the $8 Greatshield from Amazon, and came in a 3-pack.

    Make sure you get one with the wider earpiece, protectors for the 6/6S plus will block part of the earpiece.
  13. fitgirl macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2013
    I agree I have a glass protector on my phone to prevent getting scratches, I don't known any ppl complain that their phone is getting scratches it's common sense that if you don't put some kind of screen protector on your iPhone it's gonna scratch.
  14. Mike5254 macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2016
    Cincinnati and Philippines
    I still have my iphone 5 and 5s with me. I bought an ordinary screen protector and a case.
    Not a single scratch on both phones.
  15. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2016
    I've had my 7+ for 3 weeks to a month or so now. No scratches and it slides in/out of pocket frequently. Been out on boat, motorcycle, etc and no issues. I have a simple clear cover in case I drop it which I may have done once.
  16. jonstatt1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015

    Because it is possible to build a glass front that is very scratch resistant. Screen protectors reduce the beauty of the phones smooth lines. I am very fussy but had a 6s+ for a year with not a single hairline visible under a spotlight. But my first 7+ had micro scratches within a week. That one had a display with a corner that was getting dimmer so I returned and put a Zagg protector on the replacement. But I don't like how it looks now. I feel the coating they put on the display is not as good as it can be and that is what is scratching.
  17. mebehere macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    Not sure why because of all the reports of it, but I've never had any scratches on the screens of any of my iPhones. No screen protectors.

    Got some scratches on my Apple Watch screen, though. Got it used and came that way.
  18. deano1972 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Same here!

    No scratches on my 7 yet either which I've had since launch day. I hope this holds out as well as my 5s which is three years old with no scratches on the screen and no screen protector.
  19. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2012
    You know, I was so protective and OCD with my phone before. Now that I don't care about scratches or anything, I'm really enjoying my phone much better now, and of course naked. I think that's how it's meant to be used, not be over protective over a phone, it's just a device at the end of the day, enjoy it. Just my two cents lol
  20. deano1972 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Totally agree..

    .. although it's nice when they are pretty resistant to scratches though!

    Just watched a scratch test video of the iPhone 7 and it's resistant to level 6 so keys etc shouldn't scratch the screen. Strange how some users are getting scratches so easily then
  21. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Buy an extra phone you can put in a trophy case to look at in pristine new condition.

    Then just use the crap out of and enjoy your everyday phone.

    Problem. Solved.
  22. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I think the Jet Black has character with scratches and such. It personalizes it More.
  23. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Heads up, the OP is about scratches on the display, not the case.
  24. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Have owned iPhones for over 10 years and never scratched a display and do not expect it to happen now.

    No screen protectors for me!
  25. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010

    Sorry couldn't help it.

    iPhone was only released 9 year ago.

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