Lets see those shattered Stainless Steel Apple Watch screens.

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  1. Tortri, May 1, 2015
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    Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    I have yet to see a shattered Stainless Steel Apple Watch screen, has anyone come across any? If so post a photo of it!

    *EDIT* being more specific about the screens shattering.
     
  2. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    This thread is going to be HUGE!!!
     
  3. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    Um... what?
     
  4. Tortri thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well the back did shatter but I should of been specific. Going to update my post I'm looking for shattered screens.
     
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    "If you do run it over with a car, it's going to be completely ruined"

    No kidding! Who came up with this as a an idea for a video? Sheesh!
     
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  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Just FYI I think the sapphire screens are more prone to shattering than the glass ones due to the crystal structure of sapphire. But they're way less susceptible to scratches because of the hardness. These are very different properties!

    Scratch resistance is highly important with a device that goes in and out of pockets and can come up against keys and other junk all the time. Also helps if you're good at knocking it with a seat belt buckle, as I am. But nothing will ever be scratchproof or shatterproof. Diamonds can scratch other diamonds, and enough force will break anything. If a meteorite were to come in and hit your Apple Watch, it will shatter the hell out of the whole thing and likely take your arm with it.
     
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    Most of the screen breaks happen while putting your watch on or off so I always make it a point to do this over a soft surface like the bed or a towel. Letting it drop to a ceramic tile floor will break either type screen.

    Three weeks now and my 42SS has not a single scratch! Loving it!
     
  10. egghead6398 macrumors newbie

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    Mine shattered and had to spend $355 for repair/replacement, but Amex's purchase protection covered it for me.


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  11. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Sapphire is scratch resistant not shatter resistant.
     
  12. psylence2k macrumors 6502

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    So are the sapphire screens in fact more shatter prone than the Ion-X ?
     
  13. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Yeah, but the only risk is dropping it while putting it on. How many people drop a watch?
     
  14. psylence2k macrumors 6502

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    I dont think I've ever dropped a watch before *knocks on wood* but Im not surprised many others on here have with the pictures to show the damage too. :confused:

    I guess another common thing would be someone while moving around accidentally swings their arm into a very hard surface. That also may cause it to shatter.

    I was just asking about the shatter resistance because when I ask different apple store workers that if it's true that the sapphire is more shatter prone than the Ion-X they look at me like I'm crazy and say that's false.
     
  15. Jack426 macrumors regular

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    Ouch!

    I try to be extra careful with devices, especially when I'm around concrete and brick surfaces. I feel like they're a magnet, drawing my watch in, waiting to destroy the screen... o_O but maybe I'm just paranoid. :D
     

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