Help me decide: Crack or Scratch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brianj, Aug 10, 2008.

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Is this a scratch or a crack?

  1. Scratch

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    67.6%
  2. Crack

    11 vote(s)
    32.4%
  1. brianj macrumors member

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    Ive always worn my iphone in a case so when I took it off to write the numbers off my simcard I discovered this long scratch/crack. What do you think it is?

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  2. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    scratch for sure

    is it a hard case? my back is scratched to hell from my case
     
  3. atluten macrumors 6502

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    Looks like a crack to me. What does it feel like? Crack or scratch?
     
  4. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    I bet half the forum will say scratch, the other half crack.

    In other words, the picture SUCKS.
     
  5. brianj thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah hard case. the Gear4 Ice box
     
  6. brianj thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried. I cant take a picture closer. THe reflections are messing up my camera.
     
  7. minik macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, I cannot tell.

    I have been carrying my white iPhone without any protective case since 7/11. There is no crack/scratch on the back yet.
     
  8. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    Honestly it looks like a scratch to me though. But does it really bother you that much? Consider that it'll be in a case 95% of the time, and that Apple will be coming up with a new phone every year & you'll be buying the new one. :p
     
  9. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I can't tell either.

    And my naked white iPhone is immaculate too, so you never know.
     
  10. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Almost looks like a crack - it's right around where some of the larger ones have occurred...
     
  11. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I really can't tell...

    Looks more like a scratch, but it's hard to say for sure without a better pic.
     
  12. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a scratch. I have sustained similar damage from removing my phone from a case like the Icebox (hard acrylic case).

    If any grit gets between the phone and case when you are removing it, it will cause scratches like that on your phone.

    The coating may be resilient to light scratches on the back of the iPhone. But the plastic is VERY soft.
     
  13. dogg macrumors regular

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    Bodyguardz. Can,t give it enough props! Tried the Invisible Shield first but i don,t rate it. Poor customer service also!
     
  14. shoomr macrumors newbie

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    I have the same question/problem as the original poster. This may sound like a dumb question, but how would a crack feel different than a scratch. After less than 24 hours I noticed a crack/scratch. I'd hardly used it and had been handling it with kid gloves so was surprised to see any damage. The crack/scratch isn't where other cracks have been most highly reported (by headphone jack, etc), but it also doesn't look like scratches I've seen pics of online. When I run a fingernail over it it catches as it crosses the crack/scratch. Thanks for any insight.
     
  15. Zephgx macrumors member

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    I say it's a crack since it has the similar shadow like normal cracks (that might just be me though) try to put your fingernal in it. If it does it's a scratch, if not it's a crack.

    I had scratches on my iPhone 3g (got it replaced for problems) and I had two scratches... Although they were only seen in bright light and had no dirt in them, but I can put my fingernail in them.
     
  16. PNutts macrumors 601

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  17. mcdj macrumors 604

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  18. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    If you can't tell when you are holding it in your hand I doubt we will be able to tell by looking at a picture.
     
  19. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Rub something in it like a powder maybe ladies blush, bronzer, etc. with your finger. Or maybe even flour to see if it gets stuck in there. If not, not a crack.
     

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