Minor scarches on iPhone 6 out of the box


macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 23, 2011
So I finally got my new black iPhone 6

While I was holding it I noticed there's are small tiny scratches on the lower edge of the phone, right where the metal meets the glass. It's like it was scratched maybe while being assembled and the glass is sitting 'on top' of the scartches. They feel more like chipped paint than scratches.

It's only visible when you hold the phone in a given angle. It doesn't actually bother me, but my question is, will this make it prone to rust or additional chipping in the future? Should I replace it?


Staff member
May 3, 2009
If it bothers you take it back.

If you were planning on putting a case on it, then don't worry


macrumors 6502
Oct 18, 2011
Northern England
I had a 6 plus with a couple of stratches near the speaker at the top. I was adamant I hadn't done it, and they appeared to be under the final layer too.

Apple store swapped it straight away - I was honest with them but also worried they'd just say I'd done it.

As the one scratch, despite being hardly visible, was onto the screen area I definitely wanted to swap it.


macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 23, 2011
Seriously though, that's your decision. I would.
If it were me, I would be taking it back. It's your call, though.
When I get a defective device I just take it back and Apple swaps it out.
It won't hurt to replace it.
I would return it and then put a case on it cause scratches will effect future resale value of it:D
Great points, thanks guys.

I think I will take it this weekend. There is no way I could have done the scratch myself! It's literally sitting under the glass, only visible when you tilt the phone to a certain angle. It's definitely something that's already there out of the box.

I know it sounds vain, but honestly, I am paying $750 for the phone, and that's a lot of money for me. I would expect it to be top-notch


macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
This seems like an easy decision that didn't need discussion. New phone is scratched out of the box, take it back. No one was going to convince you to just accept it and you know it.