How Scratch Resistant Are The New Screens on the 6/6 Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ghsNick, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    So I've seen all the drop tests, has anyone uploaded a scratch test for these new screens.

    I've got an Apple Leather Case and Apple Care. Debating on whether or not to get a screen protector for scratches.

    Any posts or videos will help. Thanks!
  2. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    Personally I never take a chance. I'm sure the screen can scratch in some way..always some freakish like you may have some tiny stone in your pocket, or heck keys. Put the phone in the pocket - it will find a way to scratch the screen..

    I've had Zagg screen protectors on my 4 and 5 and love them. Those things are tough! Don't risk it, get anything to cover it, at least gives you piece of mind. Just my 2 cents.
  3. Raffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2013
  4. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    I do too. But the screen protectors look like crap with the curved screens. Normally I can't see them, but on the 6 Plus it's not wide enough or long enough.
  5. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    Keys cannot scratch iPhone 6 screen.
  6. Downs2011 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2013
    Maryland, USA
    I used a 5 and 5s each for a year without any protectors and never had one scratch. My phone goes in my right pocket by its self. As long as you don't put keys in there with it, it should be fine. I plan to do the same with my 6 plus.
  7. Dreamliner330 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2011
    Not resistant enough to not use a screen protector. I've never seen a screen without a screen protector be unscratched. They ALL get micro scratches after a few weeks. Guaranteed.
    I bet you your iPhone 6 I can find scratches on your 5S.
  8. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    Well screen protectors aren't as resistant to scratches as the screen itself so that theory may be invalid. But all the protectors I've seen look like crap.
  9. Dreamliner330 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2011
    You can replace screen protectors. Just get one of those wet application ones, they'll stick to the curve no problem.

    I don't really like wet-application protectors, hopefully they make some that are not rubbery.
  10. Vihzel macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2010
    I've never had an iPhone screen scratch before.
  11. Dreamliner330 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2011
    I bet you an iPhone 6 I can find scratches on your iPhone.
  12. Nandifix macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2012
    I work in a phone shop and we have a demo iPhone 6 i just looked at it closely today and it has quite a few small scratches all over the screen that don't come off when wiping it.

    If you worry about scratches get a case that covers the screen or get a screen protector.
  13. Tsquare macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    You have to get the screen protector PERFECT on this iPhone screen. I bought a glass one at Verizon and it looked like crap. I took it back and got the regular ones. I would never go without a screen protector.
  14. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2014
    I've never had an iPhone get a major scratch. I'm sure if I held it in the perfect light with the screen off I could find some small ones, but I can't see them when the screen is on. I'm always aware of the screen protector. Poor trade off imo.
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Both of the display units at the Apple store in Salem are scratched. None of the 5S were scratched (I exaggerate a bit here, I didn;t actually check them all).

    It has me mildly worried, but only mildly. It's possible someone did this on purpose with something they knew would scratch the screen.
  16. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
  17. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2013
    South West England
    After having one on my 5S, glass screen protectors are the way to go, though I'd rather take the risk and not have anything on it
  18. SammyAguadilla macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2014
    Puerto Rico
    I'm guessing we have to give them time to perfect the products. Now that the phone is out they can design for them better. :)
  19. Angriff macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2013
    I've never used a screen protector on any of my iPhones (original, 3GS, 4S, 5S, now 6). I did get a decent scratch on my 3GS but I think it was from someone dragging it facedown across a surface that had some sand particles or something on it, or possibly a cat claw jumping off of it on my nightstand at some point? My 5S had one minor minor surface abrasion that I couldn't see at all unless i got it to one specific angle in perfect lighting conditions with the screen off. I'm not sure where that scratch came from but I suspect it might've come out of the box with it and I never noticed. Screen protectors really aren't necessary unless you keep your phone in the same pocket as your keys or you're so anal that a microscratch you can't even see will drive you nuts. Personally I'll take 1 or 2 years of using my phone without a buffer between me and the screen over unncessary protection as long as you are careful.
  20. adgjqetuo macrumors member

    May 29, 2012
    I went without a screen protector on my iPhone 4S for nearly 3 years, and even to this day there isn't a single scratch on it. That's being in my pocket with keys, change, etc.

    I don't plan to protect the screen on this one either, just because I didn't have an issue with my previous. I hate the protectors anyway, they always bubble over time and are a PITA to apply.
  21. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    What iPhones have you had?

    My 5S didn't scratch. I don't think my 5 did either. The 4S could scratch bad.
  22. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2013
    I usually use screen protectors on my screens but this time I refuse to. The screen is just too beautiful to cover it up. Plus, if it had hairline scratches It wouldn't even bother me. Life is short, enjoy it. lol
  23. m3nphls macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2013
    I've always used Zagg invisible shield dry install (full body) on my iphones and it won't be any different on my 6+. Plus you can't beat lifetime warranty and can tell them to send u a new one every time for $3.
  24. TorontoSS macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    Did you think the 4S scratched more than the 5/5S did? That means stuff has improved...

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