Replacement Gorilla Glass

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cmF, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. cmF macrumors member

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    Hey everyone, I'm not a fan of cases, and refused to use one for the last two years with my iPhone 3G. Needless to say, the display had tons of little hairline scratches both back and front by the end of the two years.

    Now I have the iPhone 4 and I'm wondering since the back glass can slide out:
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    Can I just buy a replacement if I see too many scratches later on? How much would that cost for the back and front?
     
  2. esadb macrumors 65816

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  3. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    Change your title. The iPhone DOES NOT USE gorilla glass. :)
     
  4. ianham macrumors member

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    +1:D
     
  5. dryja123 macrumors regular

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    Actually, Apple is currently conducting a study with users who are experiencing screen quality issues. I brought my iPhone 4 to the Genius bar yesterday because after a 3 foot drop my screen completely shattered. The Genius didn't even hesitate to swap out the busted unit and he explained to me the Apple initiative. My work order even states:
    Issue with device: Broken screen
    Steps to recreate issue: witnessed screen

    I wouldn't waste your money, just bring it into your local Apple store and see what they can do for you.

    Good luck!
     
  6. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    That didn't work for me. :(
     
  7. OMGitsShan macrumors regular

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    its not Gorilla Glass.. you can tell that just by how easily it does shatter.
     
  8. born4sky macrumors 6502a

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    The glass quality seems to be worse than 3gs, it's only few weeks and I have few scratches on the screen, after owning iPhone 3GS for a year didnt even have one scratch on it. Always carrying it in the pocket.
     
  9. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, exactly. It seems that the iPhone 4 is more open to 'scuffing'. Basically scratches that I can't feel with my fingernail. On my 3GS, after a year of use, the scratches that it had were actually little gouges in the glass. This makes is seem like the iPhone 4 glass is 'softer', or more like plastic, until it shatters. Weird.

    Disclaimer: No, I won't ever return my 4. Just observations.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Sounds like you got a batch with bad oleophobic coating. Mine is exactly the same as the 3GS.
     
  11. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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  12. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    Tis true!
     
  13. Pgohlke macrumors 6502

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    dont forget the home button!
     
  14. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    I like it better with the black home button.
    That whiteiphone4now place has white home buttons so they must be available
     
  15. cmF thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, so far there have only been two solutions

    1) $250 third party option
    2) Get lucky at Genius Bar with free replacement?

    Not quite what I had in mind. Anyone else? Thanks!
     
  16. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    You forgot 3!

    3) Don't drop it.

    :D
     
  17. SmittS macrumors regular

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  18. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    3) Pay Genius $199 and wait 15 minutes.
     
  19. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    Please show me where Apple states this.

    Thanks.
     
  20. SmittS macrumors regular

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    I don't know that they've ever publicly stated such, but it's Gorilla. Thanks.
     
  21. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    It's just not.
     
  22. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    But people love to believe what they want

    I would go as far as to say this is a custom type of glass, that could very well be made by the same manufacturer as gorilla glass

    but don't you think apple would mention that they use gorilla glass on the specs if it was
     
  23. Steve Jobs=God macrumors 6502

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    Best thing to do to see if it definatly is or is not gorilla is go to settings>general>about>legal

    If it is Gorilla it'll have credits to the makers in there, if there isn't any, it definatly isn't.
     
  24. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    That statement works both ways you know.
     

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