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

ghsNick

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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!
 

PhillyGuy72

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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!
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.
 

ghsNick

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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.
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.
 

TommyA6

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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.
Keys cannot scratch iPhone 6 screen.
 

Downs2011

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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.
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.
 

Dreamliner330

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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 used a 5 and 5s each for a year without any protectors and never had one scratch.
I bet you your iPhone 6 I can find scratches on your 5S.
 

ghsNick

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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.
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.
 

Dreamliner330

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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.
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.
 

Nandifix

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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.
 

Tsquare

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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.
 

Taco1933

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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.
 

lordofthereef

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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.
 

SammyAguadilla

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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.
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. :)
 

Angriff

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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.
 

adgjqetuo

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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.
 

JawneeWin

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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.
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
 

m3nphls

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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.
 
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