S4 Scratchgate? Some are reporting that the SS sapphire displays are already showing scratches.

mjr1000

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Just saw a post on Reddit showing micro scratches on stainless steel S4s on display at the Apple Store. Can anyone corroborate?
 
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mjr1000

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These are people who never noticed the micro scratches in the coating. It happens very quickly so not surprised.

Not an issue.
Oh, ok. Just scratches on the oleophobic coating? Can they be removed? Does the same thing happen on the ionX glass?
 

Newtons Apple

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Oh, ok. Just scratches on the oleophobic coating? Can they be removed? Does the same thing happen on the ionX glass?
I would forgetting trying to remove as it will accelerate the coating's removal. These micro scratches can only be see under certain lighting or bright sunlight. The ionX actually will scratch if not careful.

Just relax and enjoy!
 
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Donnation

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Yeah because someone wouldn't intentionally try to scratch a display model and then post to reddit... No way that would happen...
 
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Relentless Power

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Oh, ok. Just scratches on the oleophobic coating? Can they be removed? Does the same thing happen on the ionX glass?
No, they cannot be removed. The only thing that you will notice if the oleophobic coating scratches, is they can slowly fade away, because the oleophphobic coating is naturally organic that will dissipate over time touching the dispay, but will have some variable visibility.
 

iSheep5S

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[doublepost=1537811886][/doublepost]No wait. I just took a small scratch out of my AW S1 with polywatch. It works.
 
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Rogifan

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This happens after every Apple product launch. Everyone becomes OCD and their new product is suddenly full of scratches, blemishes, gaps etc.
 
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otisblack

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My SS came with slight scuffing on the case near the digital crown. I am going to exchange it for a new one.
 

ZipZap

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I have looked at everyone of my Sapphire Crystal watches in bright light. I dont see a single micro-scratch. Apple cant call something Sapphire Crystal if its not going to perform like one. I would be quite upset to see this happen at all let alone in such a short period.

My Sapphire Crystals are all super smooth so why coat them??
 

jhill-evans

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I have looked at everyone of my Sapphire Crystal watches in bright light. I dont see a single micro-scratch. Apple cant call something Sapphire Crystal if its not going to perform like one. I would be quite upset to see this happen at all let alone in such a short period.

My Sapphire Crystals are all super smooth so why coat them??
I didn’t think the glass is coated, I think it’s just the Stainless Steel that is coated but only the Space Black and Gold.

But maybe I’m mistaken..
however, if they’ve coated the sapphire that seem rediculous.
 
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