Replacement Gorilla Glass

cmF

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Original poster
Nov 19, 2008
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California
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:


Can I just buy a replacement if I see too many scratches later on? How much would that cost for the back and front?
 

dryja123

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Aug 20, 2009
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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!
 
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SophiaLee

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Jul 12, 2010
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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!
That didn't work for me. :(
 
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born4sky

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Mar 14, 2008
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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.
 
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gceo

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Jul 13, 2007
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San Diego, CA
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.
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.
 
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JayLenochiniMac

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Nov 7, 2007
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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.
Sounds like you got a batch with bad oleophobic coating. Mine is exactly the same as the 3GS.
 
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cmF

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Original poster
Nov 19, 2008
73
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California
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!
 
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SophiaLee

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Jul 12, 2010
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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!
You forgot 3!

3) Don't drop it.

:D
 
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ntrigue

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Jul 30, 2007
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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!
3) Pay Genius $199 and wait 15 minutes.
 
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ItsJustafnPhone

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Jul 26, 2010
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It's just not.
+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
 
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Steve Jobs=God

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Apr 13, 2007
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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.
 
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