iPhone 6 chipped/scratced, need advise/suggestions

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  1. Wigtime14 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.

    Just purchased my iPhone 6 a week ago. Ran it naked all throughout.

    Just noticed a slight scratch/dent/ding/whatever you call this on the lower left corner of the phone.. Seems like a the paint got chipped. Wondering how this happened because I never dropped the phone.

    Could this have happened due to the constant pulling in and out of the phone from my pocket?

    Is it considered a big damage to the phone's condition?

    Is the material of the iPhone 6's body really easily prone to these kind of marks/chips? Had a 5 and 5s naked for years wit barely any scratches to them.

    Hope you guys can give your inputs....
     

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Dents and scratches are not covered by apple care plus, if that's what you're asking. I can't answer the cause but it seems the phone is more susceptible to this sort of thing :(

    I'd get a skin or a case to minimize the scratches.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Use a case or ignore it. Aluminum is a soft metal and it can be easily marred, but not so easily that your pocket damaged it.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    It is impact damage. Enough to dent the aluminum. Cosmetic damage is not covered.

    I doubt this occured in your pocket.
     
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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  6. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    I have the same. My son came running at me when I was using the phone and I dropped it onto concrete. Get a case.
     
  7. Wigtime14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for replies guys.

    Any of you who run their 6s naked have the same kind of damage? Will mine have a big impact on resale?
     
  8. firedept macrumors 603

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    Unless your planning on selling it in the next few days, I would not worry. By the time it comes to selling it, there will be many more around with lots more damage than that for sale. That really is minor.
     
  9. justindavis098 macrumors member

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  10. Wigtime14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guys,

    Would you sell your 6 and get a new one (w/o any scratches?)

    Thinking of selling it now while value still high and get another brand new one. Sorry but this scratch/dent is really bugging me.....
     
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  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. There is no way I'd let a scratch like that drive me to sell it.
     
  13. ClarkWG macrumors newbie

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    The body is soft 6061 non tempered aluminum. It dents, bends and scratches easily. It's nothing like the stainless steel 4 and 4s body.
     
  14. hellmacpro macrumors member

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    i would have to agree...look at iPhone 4/s they are sell able...
    may not be perfect...but it will sell ..couple bucks off.
    GameStop will buy anything....any iPhones..or idevices.

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    i think u can use applecare and purchase for 79 bucks? i'm not sure.
     
  15. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    You'd be crazy to do that since, especially since you apparently don't even know how this happened in the first place and have no guarantee that it won't happen again. Just think of it as a little battle scar -- something that makes your phone unique. It's not like it impacts that functionality at all. Buy a case if it really bothers you.
     
  16. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    Slap a case on it and stop dwelling on it. The phone still functions and that's all that matters.
     

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