Has your sapphire screen scratched yet? [MERGED Scratched Sapphire Display threads]

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dannyyankou, Apr 26, 2015.


Has your sapphire screen scratched yet?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
  2. No

    87 vote(s)
  1. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    I know, people haven't even had it for 2 days yet. I thought i might as well start this thread early and bump it every couple weeks for updates.
  2. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2013
    Kent, UK
  3. Omen87 macrumors regular


    Oct 9, 2011
    Kansas, USA
    Consumer Reports was unable to scratch the sapphire screen with anything that they had. They did not have a diamond-tipped pick to attempt to scratch it with, however.

  4. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
  5. Jason83 macrumors regular


    Sep 30, 2014
    PA, USA
    The thing I hate about polls is how there's one vote so far that is undoubtedly a boldfaced lie.
  6. stavsetty macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    It's really hard to scratch sapphire crystal. Is this question out of worry?
    If so, I think you mean the IonX.
    There are very few things that'll scratch a true sapphire crystal.
  7. ksuyen macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2012
    I accidentally click 'yes' which I meant it to be 'no'. And no, no scratches whatsoever on my SS screen. And I bumped my watch pretty often: chair, wall, desk, etc.
  8. stavsetty macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    Your screen isn't gonna scratch unless years of use.
    Stainless steel on the other hand scratches really easily. I would be worried about the casing, but not at all the screen.
  9. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    I love how consumer reports is now a souce that people trust :D.

    Amazing how things change.
  10. blue rocket Suspended

    blue rocket

    Jul 28, 2010
    CT, USA
    Please stop these useless posts.

    Sapphire can scratch, deal with it. Treat your watch carefully and it will look good for a long time to come, if you are careless it will accumulate scratches, want one to stay prestine, get a G-shock.

    Even being careful, accidents happen -- live with it and don't blame anyone but yourself.
  11. Harrisonhud macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2015
    Both of mine are all scratched up, but that's only because I cast a magic spell on them that imbued them with life, then made them fight a cage-match until their paltry batteries expired ... as they say, "as iron sharpens iron, so sapphire scratches sapphire."

    Sorry, I just typed that to kill two minutes while I impatiently await my 42 SS w/ Leather Loop.
  12. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Yep, I've got sapphire screen watches that have lasted 15 years of VERY heavy abuse and not a single blemish on them.
  13. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2008
    Even the ion-x held up well to a kitchen grater, microplaner, and chef's knife in a video I watched. I'd imagine sapphire would do even better (but be relatively more prone to shattering than ion-x)
  14. truesepho macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2014
    Sapphire display SCRATCHED

    Ok, look at the picture:


    How is it possible? Isn't this the impossible-to-scratch-if-not-with-a-diamond display? I don't have any diamonds...
    The scratches are visible only direct a strong light, OK, but still... they are there. I don't mind of small scratches on the case, but on the display... Really?!? Do you think they are going to change it if I go to an Apple Store? :mad: :(
  15. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    It's the coating. By all means, speak to someone at Apple.
  16. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Interesting, was not expecting a saphhire scratch so quickly to be posted on here, do you remember making contact with anything ?
  17. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    That's on the surface and not a defect on the OLED screen?

    Your crystal came into contact with something really, really hard. A 9 or better on the Mohs scale. A silicon carbide drill bit?

    Did it come out of the box that way? That might be the only way Apple is going to replace it for free.
  18. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    It may be under the display. Can you feel the scratch with your fingernail?
  19. truesepho macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2014
    No, I'm being very careful, normal every day usage since I've got it.
    This is so annoying... The display of my devices is what I care most :mad:
  20. kovey macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2011
    ...yet everybody gets violently angry whenever somebody dares to talk about using as screen protector on their apple watch. :rolleyes:
  21. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    What coating? There shouldn't be a coating. Anything you could coat it with would scratch, negating the purpose of sapphire in the first place.
  22. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010

    Screen protector?! ARE YOU ********** SERIO.......just kidding.
  23. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    If you run your finger nail over it, can you feel it ? Wondering if it's scratched or possible damage from impact (crack). Maybe got dropped before you got it.
  24. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    You sure it wasn't there when you got it and you just didn't notice? Who knows what kind of equipment is laying around at the factory. Something might have scratched it there.
  25. truesepho macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2014
    Nope, but the scratch is very light, it doesn't look under the display :/

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