iPhone X iPhone X Screen Easier to Scratch?

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  1. cc00lltt00nn macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2012
    Buford, GA
    I do not like the slight loss of touch sensitivity that comes with glass screen protectors, so I suffer the consequences of pocket sand. I have had nearly every iPhone since the beginning and I have never had such prominent scratches on any of my screens like I do my X. I cannot recall any events that my screen came into any contact with an unwanted surface (no drops, no keys, etc.). This pocket sand (I assume) has done a number on this puppy. Has anyone else experienced this? Isn't this supposed to be the most durable glass yet?
  2. rugmankc macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2014
    Pocket "sand" or lint.

    Sand is basically glass and may scratch, not sure

    But, my X has no scratches of any kind. It is in my pants pocket a lot.
  3. csurfr macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    I rarely use a case, and never use a screen protector on my X. I don't have any scratches currently, but what @rugmankc said is absolutely correct. Whatever the random bits are that appear in your pockets can cause micro-scratches or whatever you'd like to call them. However, I think you're more likely to get scratches on the glass (front or back) from setting the phone down on a surface (table, bar, etc).
  4. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    What happened to your phones in your pocket in the past doesn't really have anything to do with what just happened to your X screen. All it takes is a few moments with something abrasive in your pocket to scratch things up. If it had been any other phone, the same thing would have happened.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I get lint in my pocket but never sand. Sand will scratch any iPhone screen.
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
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  7. davidmartindale macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2011
    PNW, USA
    I would say my screen is scratching to the same extent as all my other iPhones. Very light fine scratches and that is not. Nothing serious. I don't use a screen protector and usually (but not always) have a case on it. Always loose in my pocket and car and locker. Use it is a platform at times. No issues
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    SomeThing else to consider, is when you have a brand new iPhone, it’s typically the oleophobic coating scratching versus the Actual display. And When the oleophobic coating scratches. They are very fine scratches, which The best way to conceal the scratches is through a screen protector.
  9. StarShot macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    I too have a glass screen protector and I would say the "slight" loss in an understatement, at least on some parts of the screen. I'm tempted to get rid of the glass, but I'm afraid more of breaking the screen when dropping the phone (which I sometimes do).

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