How durable is 5S home button?

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macrumors 65816
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My iPhone 5 home button has scratches, which is to be expected from plastic. Is the 5S home button, which is partly sapphire, resistant to scratches? How durable is the capacitive ring?
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
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Seems quite durable to me. I don't have any scratches or blemishes on my 5s at all, and I don't use a case or screen protectors either.
 

Appl3FTW

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no scratches.. how do yall take care of yall phone.. or lack thereof
 

Allanb1985

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The iphone 5s home button CAN be scratched. If you look on youtube you will see someone doing so to demonstrate the consequences of a scratched touch sensor. The end result is that the touch id no longer works to access your phone!
 

WilliamG

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Mar 29, 2008
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Mine was shaky at first, but over time it seems to have gotten better. Kind of strange.
It's not all that strange. Temperature plays a significant part in this. I assume it's getting warmer where you are?

I do recommend that people using one finger primarily have a winter print and a summer print.