Just got the iPhone 6s, does the screen get scratches

Hieveryone

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I just got a space grey 6s. I really like it. Thinking about going case less.

Does the screen get scratches?

I don't care about the back get scuffs and scratches.
 

sunking101

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Of course it does. Glass scratches, and phone screens have an anti-glare, anti-grease coating which scratches even easier than the glass. Sure they're able to take some punishment but if you intend to go caseless and without a screen protector then you'll need to be careful.
 

Hieveryone

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Of course it does. Glass scratches, and phone screens have an anti-glare, anti-grease coating which scratches even easier than the glass. Sure they're able to take some punishment but if you intend to go caseless and without a screen protector then you'll need to be careful.
Ugh. I was feeling really optimistic after watching the YouTube videos.
 

missbing

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Yes, I already have a tiny scratch, don't know how it happened. Trying to be more careful now.
 

sunking101

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Do scratches on the screen affect resale value? On sites like eBay
Yup. What would you rather buy, a mint condition phone from someone who used a case and screen protector, or a bashed up one from someone who went naked?
 

Hieveryone

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Yup. What would you rather buy, a mint condition phone from someone who used a case and screen protector, or a bashed up one from someone who went naked?
Well dang. Is it sellable though? Like if I get scratches on my screen will someone still buy it on eBay?

I'll take less $
 

mcdj

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If you're worried about scratches and resale value, but want to go caseless, your best option is one of the payment/trade in plans available.
 

missbing

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Well dang. Is it sellable though? Like if I get scratches on my screen will someone still buy it on eBay?

I'll take less $
Someone will buy it for less money. If you're really worried just get a screen protector.
 

sunking101

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Well dang. Is it sellable though? Like if I get scratches on my screen will someone still buy it on eBay?

I'll take less $
Sure it will still sell, you'll just get less for it and of course it all depends on how scratched up it is. Minor scratches only visible under a bright light will be acceptable to most folk, but deep gouges etc will put most folk off.
 

Hieveryone

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Someone will buy it for less money. If you're really worried just get a screen protector.
I've never used an iPhone completely naked. I'd like to do that with my 6s. The screen is flush with back to make 3D Touch multi task easier to access. I feel like a screen protector would hurt the experience.
 

Hieveryone

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Sure it will still sell, you'll just get less for it and of course it all depends on how scratched up it is. Minor scratches only visible under a bright light will be acceptable to most folk, but deep gouges etc will put most folk off.
I will not likely get scratches any deeper than those that can seem under visible bright light when the iPhone is screen is off.

The scratches I suspect I would get are this micro ones that don't really affect anything. Hopefully.
 

SisterBlue22

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I've never used a screen protector with any of my iPhones, and I don't have scratches, even when examining closely under bright light.
 

sunking101

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I've never used a screen protector with any of my iPhones, and I don't have scratches, even when examining closely under bright light.
I don't like to risk it. Lots of people say they have scratches and don't know how they got there, that they're super-careful yada yada.
 

Hieveryone

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I don't like to risk it. Lots of people say they have scratches and don't know how they got there, that they're super-careful yada yada.
I've heard this too.

I think though I'll just enjoy mine naked and sell it at a lower price if that's what it is.

I don't want to use a screen protector mainly because of force touch.
 

sunking101

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I've heard this too.

I think though I'll just enjoy mine naked and sell it at a lower price if that's what it is.

I don't want to use a screen protector mainly because of force touch.
I use a screen protector and everything works fine. With 3D Touch you're pressing into the screen so the protector will be less of a hindrance than if you were doing the lightest of touches. FYI it's a Spiegen Crystal protector and it feels like glass to touch/slide over.
 

Marpleesi

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I've never used a screen protector with any of my iPhones, and I don't have scratches, even when examining closely under bright light.
Same here. no screen protector, gone through iPhone 4s, 5s and now 6s. It's so much nicer to use without screen protector. I used to have it on 4s but then I got frustrated to the feel and went "naked". Also can't find scratches on any device screen. Daily pocketed phone, also I'm not so careful with my phone :)
 

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Friday night I went clubbing. Woke up saturday morning and found my first scratch on my launch day 6s Plus.
It's nasty & deep.
Don't know how it happen, and honestly, I really don't care.
It just hurts a little because all of my iPhones screen we're scratch free ; this is the first one scratched.
I'll live with it for 11 months, until the 7 Plus.

My old 6 Plus was still in mint condition after a year of hardcore & caseless use, oh well.

PS : I was not drunk. Lol. I remember every moment of the night.
 

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Well dang. Is it sellable though? Like if I get scratches on my screen will someone still buy it on eBay?

I'll take less $
If you advertise it as such then yes, I'm sure someone will buy it.

That aside, I think the first thing that will get scratched up is the oleophobic coating. Unless it's a deep scratch where you can actually feel it with your nails running across it. If you are worried about getting your phone scratched up then I'd say just stick with using screen protectors.

I personally never used screen protectors on mine and still in good condition and no scratches. Plus I don't put my phone in pockets where there are keys and coins or any metal objects.
 

baller1308

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It's scratch resistant, not scratch proof. Sand and diamonds will scratch the screen. I have some minor scratches that are hardly noticeable, can even feel it with my nail. Caseless and no screen protector from day one. You should be fine.
 

sunking101

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Friday night I went clubbing. Woke up saturday morning and found my first scratch on my launch day 6s Plus.
It's nasty & deep.
Don't know how it happen, and honestly, I really don't care.
It just hurts a little because all of my iPhones screen we're scratch free ; this is the first one scratched.
I'll live with it for 11 months, until the 7 Plus.

My old 6 Plus was still in mint condition after a year of hardcore & caseless use, oh well.

PS : I was not drunk. Lol. I remember every moment of the night.
I thought the whole of the front was covered with glass, so how can you get a black scratch? Is the scratch full of paint or dirt?