iPhone screen durability over the years

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TorontoSS, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. TorontoSS macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,

    This is a general question out there more out of interest.

    For those of you who have had iPhones over time, do you see a difference over time with screen durability?
    For example, if you've never used a screen protector, have there been fewer scratches on your 6 compared to the 5, or 6s compared to the 6? (I understand it's only been a month for those with 6s's).

    Was just wondering.

    My first iPhone was the 4s. I has scratches on it, and my 5s had a screen protector. My 6 has some scratches on the sides.
     
  2. Isamilis macrumors 6502

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    My 4s with 4.5 years usage is fine without screen protector (micro scratch even not visible). I am not sure for 6s, but I heard the material is less-scratch resistant compared to 4s.

     
  3. ielessar macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 2G was naked always. Never used a screen protector or a case. Not one scratch neither on the screen or back side. My 3G and 3GS had minor scratches on the bezels. iPhone 4 and onwards I found myself always using a screen protector.

    The 6 Plus scratched easily for me. Thankfully I just used it for video recording while travelling.
     
  4. lamborghini392 macrumors member

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    My old iPhone 5C screen never had any problems with scratching (the plastic body is another story...), but it was dropped A LOT with no case on it. It somehow fell 8-9ft with no case while I was on a ladder and didn't crack. But as it got older I assume the glass accumulated micro-fractures and eventually the screen cracked (by cracked I mean spider webs everywhere) after falling 20 inches off a chair onto a wood floor, figures.
     
  5. TorontoSS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very interesting - so it appears based on your responses that the screens are less durable with regards to scratches but I am assuming more durable with regards to cracks?

    Anyone else?
     

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