iPhone 7 Screen more susceptible to scratches

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by deaddog, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. deaddog macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    I'm curious if anyone has this issue too. I'm not sure what type of glass is used on the iPhone 7 but it has proved to be significantly more prone to nicks and scratches than any iPhone I've had to date (since the 3G).

    I don't have a case and have never dropped my phone. It has slid out of my pocket on one occasion when I crouched down to get something off the floor. It hit my hardwood floor and landed face down. This is when the small nick happened. (Total height was less than 12").

    I place it face up when at work and home and it goes in my pants pocket by itself (no keys or anything else with it). I now have another small scratch I can feel with my fingernail and several light surface scratches that can be viewed in the right light.

    Like I said, I've had numerous iPhones and never used a screen protector before. This is the first time I have had so many "abrasions" that seemingly come from nowhere. Has anyone else noticed if their screen is fragile as well?
  2. upnorth85 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2011
    MN, USA
    This is scary. Every iPhone that I owned until my iPhone 7+, I used a screen protector. I am planning not to use one for my new phone. I hope what you say is not true and I can continue not having a screen protector.
  3. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    it's probably the coating. Every phone I had the coating gets micro abrasions. I put a glass screen protector on the 7.
  4. shansoft macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2011
    It's been like this since iPhone 6, ever since they decided to use their own ionized glass.
  5. deaddog thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    I had the 6 for two years and I did eventually get micro-abrasions but not nearly as fast as with my 7. As I'm sure most do, for the first couple months I look more closely at the phone and screen to see how it's holding up. Even if it is just the coating, it doesn't make a difference as the "scratch" is still there and there is no way to get rid of it.
  6. Rocko99 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2016
  7. deaddog thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    For a number of reasons. I never have used one before as I dont like the way they look and also some interfere with the feel and use of the device. Also, I understand some people are more careless or want to perfectly incapsulate their phones, but I don't think a $600 dollar phone should require a screen protector.
  8. callihan_44 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2016
    I HATE SCREEN PROTECTORS, but for the first time EVER I may have to purchase a glass one because I have visited a lot of different stores playing around with various phones and one thing I noticed is little scratches on the iphone 7 displays and the thing has not even been on the market long. The only thing Im not sure about is how glass screen protectors affects the 3d touch feature or how well they actually stay on the phone going in and out of pockets and if they end up scratching the display anyway?
  9. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    Since iPhone 6 I've notice it is much easier to scratch the coating. So I've started putting tempered screen protectors on mine. I think it's the type of coating Apple uses now.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 5, 2016 ---
    I have one currently on my 6s and had one on my 6s plus. They fit well and they feel just like the actually screen. Some even feel better to use than the screen.

    And 3D Touch works just fine.

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