iPhone screen durability over the years

TorontoSS

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Nov 9, 2009
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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.
 

Isamilis

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Apr 3, 2012
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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.

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.
 

ielessar

macrumors regular
Apr 29, 2015
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WJ
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.
 

lamborghini392

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Oct 22, 2015
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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.
 

TorontoSS

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 9, 2009
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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?