Has anyone got any scratches on their Apple logo?

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  1. Hustler1337, Oct 10, 2014
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    Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    Hi guys,

    Just wondering whether anyone else has already got scratches on the Apple logo on the rear of the iPhone 6 / Plus? I've noticed a few hairline scratches about 2-3 days after owning my 6 Plus. It's only properly noticeable when you position the logo in sunlight at certain angles.

    Bear in mind that I've had no case on my phone, but have been extremely careful when handling and placing down on the table.

    Although you can't really notice it, I would have thought it would have been more durable/scratch resistant than what it is. :|

    Thanks ;)

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    EDIT: What material is the current logo made of? I remember a previous MacRumors article on the logo being highly-scratch resistant. Not sure if the rumour was correct :|

    Edit: Here's the articles: Article 1 | Article 2
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well…I don't have a 6 or 6+, but I just replaced my iPhone 5 in late August/early September. I already have one scratch there that you have to hold to the light a certain way to see.

    Had one on the old iPhone 5 too.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    If you don't get a case for the phone it will get scratched.

    I get a front/back ghost armor on my phones as well.
     
  4. blwade macrumors 6502

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    Yes :(

    I got my phone on a Thursday, and my case came Saturday while I was away for the weekend...

    Somewhere between Thursday and Sunday night, I got a couple light scratches across the back of my device - including on the logo.

    I thought I was being super careful with it!

    It's in a case now, though!
     
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  7. jettrue macrumors regular

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    It must be his first iPhone. :) I just got used to them always being scuffed/scratched.
     
  8. Hustler1337 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Seems like the 6 and 6 Plus is more scratch-prone than the previous iPhones.

    I had my iPhone 5S for an entire year without a case and it has zero scratches on it (although other parts of the phone did have hairline scratches). So why is the 6 / 6 Plus more easier to scratch?
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Compare your new iPhone to the iPhone 5 (not the 5s). I guarantee you it will make you feel better about how much harder your phone is to scratch.
     
  10. xnview macrumors member

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    I also had some scratches after 2-3 days. It is made by stainless steel on the new iPhones
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The only models that didn't have the Apple logo scratched were the 4/4S, as it sat behind the glass (unless you're unlucky enough to get a deep scratch on the glass itself smack dab in the middle of the logo).

    They need to make the exposed Apple logo liquidmetal so it can be scratch-resistant.
     
  12. gottafly macrumors regular

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    I too have a scratch on the logo, which is strange because with the raised camera you would think that it would not allow the logo to touch when lying on a flat surface.

    So much for liquid metal!!

    (not sure if that's even what it's made of....as was speculated before release)

    It does have some pretty impressive/clear reflective qualities, though...
     
  13. mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    Mine is in Ghost Armor so no scratches or nics.
     
  14. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    BooHoo

    I put a leather cover over my logos, I'm not getting paid to advertise for them.

    The logo is dorky looking anyway, imo.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Super faint small scratches on the logo.

    6+, naked since day 1 (September 19, ~12:30pm)
     
  16. burgman macrumors 65816

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    The 6 logo is recessed slightly, no scratches yet on my 6+
     
  17. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    They don't pay me to walk around in an Apple employee shirt but I still do it.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Phil shot down that rumor after keynote and said it's plain old stainless steel.
     
  19. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    seriously?
     
  20. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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  21. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Yes
     
  22. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    No because I use a case. It will not get scratched that way. If scratches are an issue for you, I suggest that you get a case.
     
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