iPhone 8 Scratchgate?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Stevo41, Sep 25, 2017.


Is your iPhone scratching?

  1. Yes!

  2. Not Really..

  1. rarebeauty macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2014
    You said, “I’m guessing you are one of those people who don’t (should be “doesn't”) believe in cases or screen protectors either...” Sound pretty snarky and presumptuous to me. Either way, I don’t have explain myself to a stranger on the internet. I said what I said and my feelings still remain the same. Good day.
  2. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    So why bother posting "I have the same issue. I’ve barely had it 48 hrs and there is already a noticible scratch on it. I’m one of “those” people. I like my items in pristine condition. So I’m thinking of just returning it and keeping my 7 Plus until the X comes out."

    What are you gonna do when you scratch the X? Gonna return that too?

    LOL... probably.

    If you like your items in pristine condition... take better care of them. I've had a dozen phones dating back to 1998 and have never scratched or damaged any of them.

    Good day.
  3. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2014
    I have a couple on the back of the phone near the bottom edges that can be seen if you look hard. I had it in a case since day one so not sure where it came from. But doesn’t bother me
  4. rarebeauty, Sep 30, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017

    rarebeauty macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2014
    If I still have a iPhone 7 Plus that I may go back to (had it since release day), and I like my items in pristine condition, what does that tell you? You are so “smart”, yet you are dense.
  5. naturalstar macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    I really don’t understand knowing a phone has a glass front and back, knowing that said phone will be in various sorts of environments, knowing the properties of glass, and then being surprised when scratches occur when not using a case and screen protector. I use both and expect over time, I may pick up one or two... because stuff like kind can happen and you won’t even know how it got there...

    I’ve seen more than enough people using phones with cracked glass and beat up looking exteriors. As much as I’d like to run around naked all the time with this phone, it’s not for me.

    Team Naked can do what they want, but the odds for avoiding scratches are not in your favor.
  6. Volusia macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2016
    Central Florida
    I did the same as TrumpWon! Immediately after picking up my iPhone 8 Plus at the Sprint store I went straight to Best Buy and got an Invisible Shield and a clear Otter Box case.
  7. FoxD macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2010
    Wow. Looks like a major issue. I have the 7 Plus, naked for a year and no scratches on front. Just scratches on back, light ones you can only see in a certain light and angle. Nothing like the scratches posted here. Not good, I’d be pissed. The X better have better quality glass.
  8. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

    Apr 16, 2017
    South Dakota
    It amazes me that when you spend $1000 on a phone that you would need to protect it. At that price it should be almost bulletproof.
  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
  10. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    If there's some type of coating, it can be a QC fix. If not, that's the way she tumbles folks.
    The tiny few who enjoy a little character wear on their devices get the same smile once again.
  11. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009
    Yeah kinda ticks me off tbh, I would much rather scratch resistance than drop resistance, if one is so concerned with keeping their phone intact and they buy a GLASS phone, then use a case. I just after much debate, pulled the trigger on the Note 8 and yes... I did get a slim case for it. Need to order the film for the front now. I am not too impressed with the glass screen config for curved screens.
  12. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    It’s not a Teflon pan
    The surface will abrade
    --- Post Merged, Oct 1, 2017 ---
    Use to hear the same thing when first time shutterbugs brough their battered Nikons into the camera store, Oh boo hoo
  13. ccrollins macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2017

    Yes, I had an iPhone 6 Plus for two years, no scratching (other than very minor micro scratches), carried in my purse, no issues. Got the iPhone 8 Plus -- received two (what I consider fairly deep) scratches and one longer very thin one after just a few days. Of course I have a screen protector on now, but was amazed at how quickly it scratched -- it almost looks like it got pressed down hard on a earring or an object. No idea what it could have been -- this screen is definitely not as scratch resistant as my iPhone 6 Plus. I've been hearing a lot issues about the screens and glass for the iPhone 8 series.
  14. mebehere macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    Is there really a need for you to act like this? I’d insult the hell out of you, but I’ll refrain so I don’t get suspended. But come on. Grow up, man. You’re not the center of the universe. Not everyone’s experiences will mirror your own.
  15. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    Posts like these are useless (not just yours, i mean in general). Everyones case is different just like those drop test videos are useless. I have had my iPhone 7 Plus since last November and there are at least 5 minor scratches on the screen without ever dropping it. I can only make them out in sun light which we do not have a lot of in Germany lol
  16. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    It's called looking for a problem that isn't really a big deal... but in great numbers can be capitalized and made into news.
  17. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009

    Not useless. My point was that the same problems get reported every single year: yellow or blotchy screens, scratches, popping or loose screens, etc. It's difficult to tell if one particular iPhone model is really worse than another as far as having these "defects."
    --- Post Merged, Oct 3, 2017 ---
    Or, in your case, a new thread. :D
  18. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    As has been discussed here already, the iOS 11.1 beta seems to cure the static/crackling problem.
  19. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    I'm plenty grown up... I'm 43 actually.

    Still doesn't change the fact it's pure ignorance to scratch your phone and then claim it's Apple's fault.

    Really? Show me in the iPhone specs where it says the phone and screen are scratch PROOF.

    Go ahead... I'll wait.

    That'd be like me getting a scratch on my car and blaming Dodge.


    If you want to mirror my experiences... invest $25 in a case and screen protector. Pretty cheap for a $1000 device. But no... people would rather return their device because of a scratch... which is nobody's fault but their own.

    Thanks... and have a nice day. :)
  20. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Start using hand moisturizer. By the time the iPhone 8S gets released, you wouldn't care about those scratches.
  21. ACST Suspended

    Sep 5, 2016
    Glass scratches?!?

    WTF Apple how dare you not defy the laws of physics!!!!
  22. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
    I don’t use screen protectors, never have. I don’t baby my phone but I don’t put it in a pocket with keys or coins. No marks on my 8 plus whatsoever or any of my previous phones.
  23. _Kiki_, Oct 3, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017

    _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2017
    Because it's an iPhone not Caterpillar

    This is Caterpillar


  24. Statusnone88 macrumors 65832


    Jun 19, 2010
    I actually dropped my phone on concrete at the gas station. With a very thin case on it. It landed so the screen hit the floor. I was sure it had some micro abrasions on it.

    Not a damn thing. Apparently, the screen is one level more scratch resistant than the 7/7 Plus on the Mohs hardness scale. I watched 3 different reputable youtubers get the Mohs kit and do a scratch test and both showed it one notch up from the previous gen.

  25. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

    Apr 16, 2017
    South Dakota
    That makes absolutely no sense. If you buy a $5 hammer, if it breaks with normal use, you get what you pay for. If you buy a $50 hammer, you dont expect it to break with normal use. I expect a cheap $300 phone to scratch with normal use, not a $1000+ phone.

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