iPhone X iPhone X get scratched extremely fast, even with a case

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  1. multihamster936 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone the same issue? I got a lot of tiny scratches on my iPhone in the stainless steel frame
     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  4. multihamster936 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah silver
    its f*** annoying that a such expensive device got scratched all around the frame even with a case
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Now I'm afraid to take my case off.....
     
  6. jarule macrumors newbie

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    I use the Apple Folio Case. Haven't gotten a scratch anywhere; except the bottom opening.
     
  7. Nilhum macrumors regular

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    Yea, stainless steel gets scratched quickly. I was annoyed at first but mine is in a case now so the scratches are irrelevant.
     
  8. jarule macrumors newbie

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    Reminds me of the iPod Touch stainless steel back. As soon as you got that device out, it had a scratch. :confused:
     
  9. multihamster936 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah especially the bottom is scratched. I will call apple tomorrow. got the same problem the the iPhone 5s years ago and my iPhone was replaced without a question, so I will try
     
  10. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't bother. Shiny stainless steel will continue to scratch over, and over, and over again. They don't replace Apple Watches with this same design problem, and even if they replace yours once, it'll scratch again. Why is it such a big deal, especially if it's in a case?
     
  11. jasonklee macrumors 6502a

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    Makes no sense that polished stainless steel would incur surface scratches and abrasions. I have been using my iPhone X while wearing a surgical glove so that not even my oily fingertips can disfigure the shiny appearance of the steel band.
     
  12. cap7ainclu7ch macrumors regular

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    Just polish it. Works extremely well and is very easy. Do it with my watch all the time and is the reason I got the silver x over the SG, once SG scratches you can’t do anything. Look up stainless steel polishing wipes.
     
  13. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Does stainless steel lose its shiny ness over time? Or do you need to buff it after a while
     
  14. multihamster936 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hm yeah you might be right, but is annoying anyway
     
  15. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Once you accept it, the scratches in the stainless really give it some character. I think the watches look great after a year or two, and the iPhone X will be the same. I wouldn't stress, not worth it.
     
  16. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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    What kind of case? Clearly something got stuck between case and phone.
     
  17. multihamster936 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hm ok, thank for the advice
     
  18. BarracksSi Suspended

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    This is what we get when we have a society of consumers that only knows plastics...
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I'll never understand the neurotic tendency to keep something like a phone in pristine condition.

    I know there will be the "resale value" or "I paid alot of money which somehow entitles me to laws of physics that don't exist in this universe" responses, but for gods sake do we have to have these threads every. single. time. a product is released?
     
  20. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Some people should shrink-wrap their phones.

    Kinda like the plastic coated couches some seniors have. :D
     
  21. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Used it naked since Friday with no scratches maybe it has to do with the case.

    Either way it's going to happen eventually with stainless my S0 apple watch is all scratched up on the stainless, it doesn't bother me a bit.
     
  22. PrettyWings macrumors regular

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    Stainless steel scratches relatively easy. A lot of people with the stainless steel Apple Watch say the same thing. You can polish them out though.
     
  23. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    If we are on an upgrade plan (like Apple upgrade)...would we have to pay money to Apple when we upgrade next year for any scratches / wear / tear?
     
  24. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    I don't think so
    $5 per hairline
     

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