iPhone 6 and 6+ are not scratch resistant

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by airlied, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. airlied macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    After two years of heavy use of my iPhone 5 without any protection, there are just some very tiny minor scratches left on the screen. But after just 2 weeks my Brand New iPhone 6 + has plenty visible scratches and marks.

    Apple Sucks!
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    Why does Apple suck?

    I don't understand the correlation between you deciding to not use protection and "Apple Sucks!" :confused:
  3. Simplicated, Oct 12, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014

    Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    This makes you sound like a petulant 14-year-old.

    You should know what the risks are before you use your phone without protection. If you can't stand scratches, get a case and a protector.
  4. Crichton333 macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2014
    Slap a screen protector on those bad boys if you know youre a heavy user.
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Don't know what you're talking about. I'm not getting any more scratches compared to the 5s even without a case and screen protector.
  6. markusbeutel macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2014
    Well, the iPhone 5 had Gorilla Glass, while the 6/6+ have "ion-tempered" glass that's not Gorilla Glass, probably some last-second replacement for the Sapphire Glass that didn't come to fruition.

    It's possible then, I suppose, that the current glass on the 6/6+ might be of lesser quality - just speculation on my part though.
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You might be right and the 6 glass my not be as good at the five glass.

    Time will tell, stay tuned.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I put on a screen protector as soon as I can. While its usually not apple's fault for scratches, I wasn't sure how resistant the glass is for the IP 6
  9. Kariya, Oct 12, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014

    Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
    No contemporary smartphone is impervious to scratches.
  10. itjw macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011
  11. haulis macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2009
    Most likely the glass on the 6 and 6+ is Gorilla Glass.

  12. airlied thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
  13. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011


    I can't stand the feel of a screen protector so with my 6 Plus I'm generally just being very wary of where I'm putting it down. I've avoided putting it in my pockets (mostly because it's just uncomfortable to wear in a pocket and because Bendgate). I've even bought myself a 'man bag' specifically to carry around my wallet and phone when I go out. Every guy should have one of these, chicks have the right idea. Not carrying stuff around in your pockets is super convenient, believe me.
  14. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

    Aug 12, 2014
    This is why I put a Glass screen protector on my iPhones as soon as I take the original plastic shield off.
  15. markusbeutel macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2014
    If they did, I don't see why Apple wouldn't have mentioned this during the 6/6+ reveal - instead, they said 'ion-tempered' glass - leads me to believe it's not Gorilla Glass, and wouldn't be surprised if it scratched more easily if that's the case.
  16. haulis, Oct 12, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014

    haulis macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2009
    I know that but it also says that Gorilla Glass is ion strengthened glass, and Corning is one the largest manufacturers of this type of glass, which Apple has used in the past.

    If it isn't Gorilla Glass, it is very similar.


    I don't believe Apple have ever mentioned Corning or Gorilla Glass by name in a keynote event. Someone correct me if I am wrong. They have mentioned that they use a component supplier in Kentucky (Corning) but that wasn't mentioned in a keynote event.
  17. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    It's Gorilla glass like all iPhones before. However most importantly it's glass and scratch resistant and not proof. If the GT Sapphire deal had worked out the 6 would have been sapphire and almost scratch proof. However GT Sapphire was unable to deliver their promised product and Apple was forced to fall back on Corning.

    Here is a good article.
  18. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2013
    Yeah, but have you been able to find a glass screen protector that doesn't look like it was made to only cover part of the glass?
  19. liegate macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2014
    Not sure if serious...
  20. iceperson macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2014
  21. itjw macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011
    Didn't know you went naked too! Awesome isn't it?

    And ya, I've noticed ZERO difference between the 5S. I expected the curved aluminum to scratch a bit easier, but nope. Not that I'd care if it did, but no scratches at all.

    Makes me wonder how abusive people are being that do get them? Of course, they'll say they carry it in a microfiber bag and charge it on a pillow, but everyone knows it's a lie lol...

    IF you take basic precautions they're resiliant devices.

    IF you are careless then ya, it'll show a little wear I'm sure.
  22. 11bE5 macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2012
    Spokane Wa
    I just read a bunch if articles about the iPhone 6 glass and it is a very hard and scratch resistant glass http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...als-chemical-process-used-create-display.html. But this is not Apples fault almost every glass will scratch my iPhone 5s zagg glass has a set deep scratches on it from everyday use. I baby my phones like and actual baby, I see this being a very hard device to try and scratch, bend, or even break so far given my experience so far with the iPhone 6.
  23. FiremanMike macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2011
    I haven't used a screen protector since the first week I had my original verizon IP4.. I would consider myself a "heavy user" and I carry my phone in my pocket. I can't find any scratches on my IP5 or my IP4 (before I gave it to the wife).

    My experience is common.
  24. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Surprised so many are saying they don't notice a difference in durability with such a short duration for comparison.

    Only way to do that objectively would be compare the 2 after a year or so of use. Unless you are willing to actually test it each until destruction.

    I've always had a lot of questions about whether Cornings "gorilla glass" was used or just something similar from Corning and or others. But I guess that's for a different thread.
  25. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010

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