Just got my first scratch anyone else?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhone7ate9, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    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

    Sep 23, 2012
    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

    Jun 22, 2014
    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. ann713 macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2008
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010

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  6. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2014
    Sorry to hear you got a scratch.
    But seriously, what are you going to do if someone also has one?
  7. davistld01 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2008
    Springfield, MO
    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?
  8. Hal~9000 macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2014
    Just like sex... cover you **** up or bad things can happen ;)
  9. Juicy D. Links macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    poor babyyyyyy u crying????

    protect it next time
  10. mdlooker macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2011
    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.
  11. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2012
    Imola (BO) - Italy
    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 ...
  12. MJD Dawg macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2009
    Junction of the Pacific, Juan de Fuca & NA Plates
  13. Freida macrumors 68000

    Oct 22, 2010
    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
  14. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    But did it damage your screen ?
  15. andyw715 macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
    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
  16. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    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.
  17. 92P92 macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Maybe a class action suit :rolleyes: Apple should design phones that can't get scratches :rolleyes:
  18. oVerboost macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    [sarcasm]No scratches on mine, take it back to Apple must be a defective unit... [/sarcasm]
  19. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
  20. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    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.
  21. TRC-WA macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2014
    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.
  22. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    protect it? What am I supposed to do put it in a safe?


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


    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.


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


    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.
  23. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    not scratches for me I have a glass screen guard
  24. barkomatic macrumors 601

    Aug 8, 2008
    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.
  25. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    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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