iPhone 11 Pro Microscratches

daneilrosales

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Feb 26, 2020
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Hello there, fam!

Is it true that “microscratches” (scratches that are hairline-like that can only be seen in an angle with bright light) are on the oleophobic coating of the phone not the glass itself?

I have seen some on the notch area of my Pro Max since it’s the only area not protected by my screen protector.

Tested the scratches out and I can’t feel them with my nail and of course they can only be seen in very bright light together in an angle.


Thank you in advance! 🤗
 
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jbachandouris

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I remember talk that the 11 Pro series coating was more scratch prone than others. I dismissed it...until I found a scratch just like yours. My 11 Pro Max is in a sunglasses bag (for lint) and in my front pocket alone and babied, yet still scratched. Annoying.

My wife's iPhone 8, older cheaper phone, has ZERO scratches on her screen and she beats the heck out of it.

At some point, the coating will wear totally off. If you upgrade every year, it won't really matter.

I loathe screen protectors, so I may just have to live with it....
 

daneilrosales

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 26, 2020
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I remember talk that the 11 Pro series coating was more scratch prone than others. I dismissed it...until I found a scratch just like yours. My 11 Pro Max is in a sunglasses bag (for lint) and in my front pocket alone and babied, yet still scratched. Annoying.

My wife's iPhone 8, older cheaper phone, has ZERO scratches on her screen and she beats the heck out of it.

At some point, the coating will wear totally off. If you upgrade every year, it won't really matter.

I loathe screen protectors, so I may just have to live with it....
Where did you have your microscratches, bro?

I have several of them on my notch area. It really bugs me given that I too have babied this phone since day 1. 😔
 

Ralfi

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Dec 22, 2016
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I don’t mind them. I thought I would, but they don’t bother me. The X is the first iPhone I haven’t used a screen protector with.

I still think Gorilla glass is due for an evolution where these micro scratches are prevented.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Until Apple starts making phones with sapphire glass you can't avoid microscratches. They're caused by dust and it will infiltrate everything exposed.
I know it won’t happen, if Apple is ever to somehow reach an agreement with Corning or even able to manufacture a full sapphire display, I would pay an exorbitant price tag just to have it. I only say that for my direct experience with the sapphire display on the Apple Watch, it’s a game changer in terms of protection, with no contest.
 
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