iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Series "Scratch Gate"


Moriend87

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I really want to buy iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB but the "Scratch Gate" really scare me. Super Easy get scratch on iPhone 11 Series screens reports all over the places. What can I do?
Use a case and get Apple care. Problem solved. Sounds like you are trying to find a reason not to get the pro max. If you can’t afford it don’t try to make it out like you don’t want it and try to talk others out of it.
 

pullfocus

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I have a small, hairline scratch on my XsMax, but I can only see it if I'm looking for it under bright, direct sunlight.
Hold on, lemme check my old 6. Yup. Hairline scratch there.

Unless I'm looking for them like I'm in a CSI episode, I don't think about them at all.

This whole thing is so overblown.
 
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soft99

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Use a case and get Apple care. Problem solved. Sounds like you are trying to find a reason not to get the pro max. If you can’t afford it don’t try to make it out like you don’t want it and try to talk others out of it.
For me it is cheap, but I don't want to buy something that is not designed well and I need to buy another stuff to put on it to protect it.
 

Moriend87

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For me it is cheap, but I don't want to buy something that is not designed well and I need to buy another stuff to put on it to protect it.
Lol if it’s cheap then buy a case. I’m sure for you it’s “cheap” haha
 

soft99

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Lol if it’s cheap then buy a case. I’m sure for you it’s “cheap” haha
As I said I only buy stuff with well design, not something that can be easily scratched and I need to buy other stuff just to cover it.
 

Relentless Power

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lol not everyone wants to use a case or screen protector smh
You’re right, they don’t, then those same people that refuse to use a case/screen protector should take responsibility if their phone scratches when they could’ve used protection in the first place. But yet, they come on sites like this to throw tantrums blaming Apple for their own doing. See how that works?
 

Relentless Power

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What phone screen is more durable and less likely to scratch?
There’s isn’t. I’ve owned probably 8 smart phones over the last five years and I admit I treat my phones fairly good without a screen protector, and I never had an issue with the display scratching. Keep in mind, you’re going to seea lot of exaggerated comments on a site like this, just like a lot of other things said, like ‘Apple is a doomed company’, ‘the 2018 iPhone XR was going to fail’, etc.
 

Moriend87

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There’s isn’t. I’ve owned probably 8 smart phones over the last five years and I admit I treat my phones fairly good without a screen protector, and I never had an issue with the display scratching. Keep in mind, you’re going to seea lot of exaggerated comments on a site like this, just like a lot of other things said, like ‘Apple is a doomed company’, ‘the 2018 iPhone XR was going to fail’, etc.
lol I was actually just seeing what he would say. Any screen will scratch( for now until technology is good enough where it won’t) I don’t mind people bad mouthing Apple but these threads are just so stupid. I can promise you he’s trying to convince himself not to get it because he can’t afford it. Lol why else would he make these stupid threads. I mean buy Apple care and get it swapped out when it gets to bad.
 

Lobwedgephil

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As I said I only buy stuff with well design, not something that can be easily scratched and I need to buy other stuff just to cover it.
Name one phone that is "designed" well and has glass that won't scratch?
 

soft99

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lol I was actually just seeing what he would say. Any screen will scratch( for now until technology is good enough where it won’t) I don’t mind people bad mouthing Apple but these threads are just so stupid. I can promise you he’s trying to convince himself not to get it because he can’t afford it. Lol why else would he make these stupid threads. I mean buy Apple care and get it swapped out when it gets to bad.
My Benz doesn't easily get scratches like iPhone 11 Pro Max.
 
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rockitdog

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Its a phone! All phones scratch! Hairline scratches are always on phones. Its something you can't escape if you don't use a screen protector or if you plan to actually use your phone. There is no "Scratch Gate" - just people who obsess over ridiculous things that are perfectly normal.
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I always use Glass screen protectors so I don't have to worry about this stuff. $8 on Amazon is quite the investment.
 
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JagRunner

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Why do people automatically assume someone can't afford an iphone if they are questioning something about it? This is why people hate Apple Fanboys. We have people in other threads putting down people because they are going for the iPhone 11 instead of the Pro versions...calling them poor, ect. SMH

I know people that make a good living with the XR and I know people living paycheck to paycheck with a Pro. lol

Get over yourself thinking you're better than someone because you have an iPhone or a Pro...no one really cares which phone you have. They all do the same crap for the most part.
 

Moriend87

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Why do people automatically assume someone can't afford an iphone if they are questioning something about it? This is why people hate Apple Fanboys. We have people in other threads putting down people because they are going for the iPhone 11 instead of the Pro versions...calling them poor, ect. SMH

I know people that make a good living with the XR and I know people living paycheck to paycheck with a Pro. lol

Get over yourself thinking you're better than someone because you have an iPhone or a Pro...no one really cares which phone you have. They all do the same crap for the most part.
I don’t think I’m better than anyone. But don’t come on here making up some gate to convince yourself not to get a phone.

What phone screen doesn’t scratch? Then it’s a bad design? Lol I upgraded from a iPhone 8 Plus I don’t buy a new phone every year. But I damn sure don’t make silly excuses why I’m not
Buying it.