How scratch resistant is the glass?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by greymouser, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. greymouser macrumors newbie

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    Obviously no one has their hands on the iphone, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the glass on the iphone, and how resistant to scratches it will be.

    I'm going to be carrying this in my pocket, and I'd hate to have it pick up tons of scratches from change, keys or whatever else it comes into contact with.

    My video ipod seems to be fairly clean, but that's because I keep it in either the soft doeskin case it came with or a Griffin hard shell case. But with the touch screen it seems like you need to keep the screen uncovered for use.

    Any ideas on this?

    (Oh, and sorry if this has already been covered. I searched, but couldn't find anything...)
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    So far, reviews have said that it is quite durable.
     
  3. Nagooya macrumors 6502

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    Very.





    :p
     
  4. jshbckr macrumors 6502

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    I plan to use it naked in my pocket, or get a think sleeve for it (like the newer iPod leather case).

    But from what I've read in the NYT and WSJ reviews, they've put the iPhone in their pocket with keys, coins, pens, etc and they still look almost brand new.
     
  5. retnuh730 macrumors regular

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    I have the Moto KRZR, which has the same type of glass along the front, and i've had it since november. It looks like the day I got it, virtually no scratches at all.
     
  6. jshbckr macrumors 6502

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    The KRZR has an optical glass exterior?
     
  7. himansk macrumors regular

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    why would you put keys or change in the pocket with a 499-599$ phone??? I dont do that even with my 30GB ipod, would hate to get even a small scratch on it, let alone keep it in a pocket with anything else in there.
     
  8. retnuh730 macrumors regular

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    I recall that it's some type of glass. Are there that many different types? If the iPhone's screen is anything like mine, which the reviews tend to make it sound like it is, i might not even need a case for my pocket.
     
  9. jshbckr macrumors 6502

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    Same here. iPod in one pocket, phone in the other. Keys on belt loop. Wallet in back pocket. Anything else usually goes in the phone pocket.

    Now I'll have the iPhone all alone in the phone pocket and my other pocket open as a junk pocket.
     
  10. iCe Cube macrumors regular

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    I think it seems pretty scratch resistant from the reviews, but you won't really know till you get one. In my opinion, if youre spending all that money for it, you may as well fork out for some case/cover....then admire its nakedness in a protective environment :p
     

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