Just got my first scratch anyone else?

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  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    I knew it was inevitable but 2 weeks later I have my first scratch. A long curvy one in the oleo phobic coating
     
  2. Phoboss macrumors member

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    cool story bro.
    I'm sorry but what is the point of all these "my phone got a scratch" and "my phone is bend" threads?!
     
  3. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I knew it was inevitable but 2 weeks later I have my first scratch. A long curvy one in the oleo phobic coating.

    Anyone else?
     
  4. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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  5. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hear you got a scratch.
    But seriously, what are you going to do if someone also has one?
     
  6. davistld01 macrumors 6502a

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    Kinda puts a damper on the posts from anti-screen protector people saying they never run protectors because the screens are scratch proof, doesn't it?
     
  7. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Just like sex... cover you **** up or bad things can happen ;)
     
  8. Juicy D. Links macrumors 6502

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    poor babyyyyyy u crying????


    protect it next time
     
  9. mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    Sorry to hear that...

    If you don't want to put it in a case, just get a layer of protection with one of the screen protectors or whole coating services out here.
     
  10. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you're all right, a scratch on a "thing" is way better than an injury to a person ... that's my opinion (same for a new car or whatever) : that doesn't mean I'm happy when I scratch my stuff, but only that you need to give the proper amount of importance to every event that can happen ...
     
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  12. Freida macrumors 65816

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    how did you manage that?
    were you using sand or something? I wasn't able to scratch my iPhone 4 even when i was intentionally scratching it with keys just to show others that it doesn't scratch. AFAIK only sand or some harder material can scratch it so what did you do?
    Anyway, don't know what to say, here except that if you work or live around area where you get in contact with materials that can scratch it then why didn't you protect it better? Is that your first iphone? if not then how did you protect the previous ones?

    Hope that next time you will be more careful
     
  13. noteple macrumors 65816

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    But did it damage your screen ?
     
  14. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a little one near the Wi-Fi signal indicator. Not sure how it got there as I'm pretty good with taking care of phones. I haven't had a scratch in previous iPhones
     
  15. BvizioN Suspended

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    Not because screens are scratch proof (unless they are made of diamonds) but because some people take care of their phones, and don't put them in a pocked full of keys and other stuff that can potentially scratch the display.
     
  16. 92P92 macrumors member

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    Maybe a class action suit :rolleyes: Apple should design phones that can't get scratches :rolleyes:
     
  17. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    [sarcasm]No scratches on mine, take it back to Apple must be a defective unit... [/sarcasm]
     
  18. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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  19. aneftp macrumors 601

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    I live in Florida. Sand scratches screens easily. Learned it the hard way.

    My wife scratched the aluminum off the 5S badly with sand as well.
     
  20. TRC-WA macrumors regular

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    I was actually just about to make a thread stating that I've had my phone for 11 days in a Ballistic case with Ghost Armor screen protection and have carried the phone in my pocket and my phone doesn't have a scratch and isn't bent...

    That's what I get for investing $60 to protect a $1000 device.

    Shame on me.
     
  21. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    protect it? What am I supposed to do put it in a safe?

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    Damn, I'd take a hundred scratches over having to use all that ****. I got this phone because it's hella thin.

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    They really are though, scratch proof. I've had a few phones now with these glass screens and not once have i gotten a visible (like when you look at it or when it's on) scratch. Just these nearly invisible oleophobic coating scratches. You never notice them.

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    Screen protectors are nasty. It's in a case.

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    Unless you had a screen protector, chances are your iphone 4 is scratched. Just hold it up to bright light in different angles.
    I wiped it with a Tshirt maybe that was it?

    I didn't do anything to protect my iPhone 4 and I had that for four years.. nothing happened to it, just microscratches like this one, that you can't actually see under normal use/conditions.
     
  22. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    not scratches for me I have a glass screen guard
     
  23. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Tru-Protection and PowerSupport make great, high quality screen protectors. It's really the only way to make sure you don't get a scratch.
     
  24. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't use a screen protector they all feel nasty. I've never once gotten a scratch I can actually see on my screen.
     

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