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

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  1. mjr1000 macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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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.
     
  3. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    People need to stop posting these "#gate" threads every time Apple releases a new product its getting old.
     
  4. mjr1000 thread starter macrumors regular

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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?
     
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    This ^^^^^
     
  6. mjr1000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha. Yeah but if it is a "gate" someone's gotta lock down that trademark.
     
  7. Knowlege Bomb, Sep 24, 2018
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    :rolleyes:

    Edited to add this public service announcement: If you want to be taken seriously and have a discussion, don't add "-gate" to little issues that one or two people are talking about. Most people are going to react just like I did.
     
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    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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    I noticed a fingerprint after I touched my screen.
    #smudgegate
     
  11. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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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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    Gategate
     
  13. mjr1000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry everyone.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    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.
     
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    Threadgate.
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    No wait. I just took a small scratch out of my AW S1 with polywatch. It works.
     
  16. Rogifan macrumors Core

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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.
     
  17. otisblack macrumors member

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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.
     
  18. jhill-evans macrumors regular

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    I scratched mine after week, even tho I had the SS Series 0 3.5 years and not a single scratch.
     

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  19. mjr1000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know how you did it?
     
  20. jhill-evans macrumors regular

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    I think I caught it on a stainless steel hand rail. Unsure if it’s scratched or behind the glass.
     
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    It almost looks like a crack, but it's hard to tell.
     
  22. jhill-evans macrumors regular

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    Yeah I mean to me it looks like a scratch but if I run my nail across the screen it’s smooth so it would indicate a crack.
     
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    I know the crystal is laminated (2 pieces). Maybe it was a hard impact and the section underneath cracked, but not the surface layer?
     
  24. ZipZap macrumors 603

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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??
     
  25. jhill-evans macrumors regular

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    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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