easily scratched glass on iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MarlboroLite, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    the 13 colonies
    I keep running into people who complain that the glass Apple is using for iPhone 4 is prone to scratches...I have plans to get the iPhone 4 when it's released on verizon and I have to wonder how this is possible? I thought the glass Apple is using is much stronger than the glass they used to use before.

    I've had an iPod touch since 2009 and there isn't a single scratch on the glass screen, and I have never protected it. Why would the 4's glass be prone to scratches?
  2. BlackViper macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Define scratch

    I got my iPhone 4 in Sept and have used it mostly without a case; bumper on occasion, plastic wrap at work. Keep it in my pants pocket without anything else and while there are a few scratches, they are only visible on close inspection under bright lights. Even then i think the oleophobic coating is scratched rather than the glass itself. I see no reason why scratches should be a concern unless you are obsessive compulsive or need to use it in a hostile environment.
  3. techdude6693 macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    I've had mine since launch, I usually have in my pocket with my headphones. Didn't notice any scratches so far. I put a Power Support Anti-Glare screen protector on last week, but its always been fine without one
  4. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    I scratched my iPhone 4's screen on the 3rd day I had it. I kept it in my pocket the whole time without headphones or anything else.

    I went out and got an InvisibleShield screen protector and haven't looked back.
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.

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