How strong is the iPhone 4 glass?

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  1. thedarkside macrumors newbie

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    I accidently pressed on the both sides of the iPhone 4 glasses too hard to the point where I could see the liquid swirl inside the LCD.
    I was just wondering how strong are the glasses? Have I damaged it if I pressed it so hard that the liquid was visible?

    someone have any knowledge on the iPhone 4's glass strength?
     
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  3. thedarkside thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i was playing a game and i got too frustrated and kept mashing the buttons.
     
  4. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Could be Chuck Norris.
     
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    Wow... try counting to 10 next time, or taking a break for fresh air
     
  7. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm interesting. Well just so you know, the capacitive touchscreen doesn't respond to pressure, so a light tap will do.
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    That might be why it is called a touch screen and not a mash screen ;)
     
  9. thedarkside thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well thanks for the replies, but i still need an answer, was there any damage or harm done to my screen when pressure was applied too strong to the point liquid was visible?
     
  10. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    You tell us. Does the screen look damaged to you?
     
  11. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    The glass is super strong when it comes to bending, but like all glass it has it's weak points especially when put under certain vibrations along the edge of the glass (rather than perpendicular to the front/back of the glass). It certainly is possible to shatter the glass, but it is pretty durable in terms of pressure being applied on the top surface of the glass.

    Everyone complains about the glass not being shatter proof, but Apple never claimed it was, just that it's more durable in general. I think some people take marketing too liberally.
     
  12. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    so, you are asking random people on the internet if your phone is ok when you are the one who can see it.

    what are you going to be like when you get a job? you have to be part of our society at some stage. I worry sometimes.
     
  13. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Use your "dark powers" and mind-meld with the gorilla glass.
     
  14. thedarkside thread starter macrumors newbie

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    damage isnt visible externally, but there may be internal damage?
    im looking for someone who is skilled in glass to give me some insights.
    if you do not have knowledge then dont reply, no need to flame me.
     
  15. cvd macrumors member

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    Allow me to solve your issue:

    Q: Does the phone work without any visible problem?

    Yes: You didn't break it, congratulations!
    No: You broke it, good job.
     
  16. thedarkside thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you havent solved my issue, and still havent answered if there are any internal harm to the screen.
     
  17. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    Even someone skilled in glass wouldn't know if it was damaged without looking at it.

    If the screen appears fine and the all the touch sensitivity is still there throughout the screen. Then there is no damage at all. You probably bent the glass, but since it is super strong (flexible) glass it just bent right back into place and it is fine.
     
  18. cvd macrumors member

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    You're not very smart, are you?

    If you can see a problem with your screen, then there is a problem. You don't magically have some sort of internal issue that isn't showing up yet your phone works perfectly
     
  19. thedarkside thread starter macrumors newbie

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    someone can have a mental disability but yet look fine on the outside.
    maybe you are the dumb one?
     
  20. cvd macrumors member

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    But they don't function correctly, do they?
     
  21. thedarkside thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Some do and some dont.
     
  22. Psycdude macrumors member

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    Most LCD displays can take some pressure to the point where you can see liquid without causing damage.

    Back in the "olden" days LCD's used to be totally exposed to their environment without any sort of glass shielding.
     
  23. deanfx4u macrumors regular

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    I am sure it is fine. However this is the most hilarious thread ever. Very funny after a stressful day.
     
  24. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    That is quite possibly the best reply I have ever read.

    Seriously, stop asking people to solve your problem, if you see damage or it doesn't work then you have a problem. If not then your fine. Violent physical reactions to frustration against your phone in the future are advised against.
     
  25. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    Pushing on the screen hard is gonna leave white blotches on your screen. go into settings or the photo app where the background is completely white and you'll probably see blotches. that happened to me. I think its the glue that is used to secure the display to the glass.
     

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