Scratch on the Sapphire Screen

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by xotigu, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. xotigu macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2014
    Hi Guys,
    This is just a quick question and wanted to make sure that what I'm thinking is correct.
    Please see below picture

    As you can see, there is a straight line of scratch on my 42mm SS Sapphire screen.
    I saw it upon unboxing of my watch, so it was already at Apple's factory fault and not mine.
    I didn't had the chance to exchange it as I already left abroad the day I received it.
    My question is, could it be possible that it is just the oleophobic coating that was being scratched?
    If it is, that's fine for me, won't bother returning it. If it's not then, I might try to call Apple immediately to arrange a return even if I'm a few miles away from the US.
  2. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    If I had that upon unboxing I would get a replacement. I mean... it's $600.

    That said - My SS Watch is already pretty gnarled up anyway after a couple of months of wear (I have a "scratch" type thing on the upper right corner of the screen too... but nothing big) so maybe it doesn't matter...
  3. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    Looks like a surface scratch on the oleophobic coating.
  4. jds4300 macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    The Apple Watch has the life expectancy of a common house fly. Tim Cook CEO of Apple should be deeply ashamed for releasing such a fragile, toy like product and passing it off as a high quality Apple product. The Apple Watch is laughably embarrassing.
  5. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    But apart from that, how are you enjoying your Watch?
  6. grcar Suspended


    Sep 28, 2014
    Actually, Apple products are not all that high quality. The laptops and screen-less mac mini are prone to overheat and burn out, the iMac and the display often develop inactive pixels.
  7. JOSEPH99 macrumors member


    Jun 29, 2015
    Who are these people! They cast ridiculous half baked opinions as fact. Worthless waste of space on this forum.
  8. Roller macrumors 68020

    Jun 25, 2003
    jds4300 takes every opportunity to criticize the Apple Watch. Having an opinion is one thing, but this is laughable - even his/her signature reflects disdain. (BTW, jds's life expectancy analogy is incorrect - common house flies typically live 15-25 days.)
  9. xotigu thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2014
    Pretty well enjoyed using it, I don't mind the negativities that other people are saying :)
  10. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Weren't the other 50 times you've posted the exact same thing enough? Isn't your signature alone enough to get your so very important message across? We get it, you don't like the watch. Move on already. For a guy who returned his watch in MAY, and hasn't posted anywhere else on the site except for DOZENS of repetitive negative comments on the Watch forum since, you sure seem awfully fascinated by it.
  11. srshaw, Jul 20, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2015

    srshaw macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    Do you actually own an Apple watch or is your hatred due to the fact that your parents won't buy you one.

    In anycase mine is fine.
  12. Shinigami301 Suspended


    Jun 5, 2010
    cogito, ergo zoom.
    I wasn't aware that looney bins routinely have web access for patients...
  13. darkgremio macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2011
    I think it's durable in the realm of smart watches, it's definitely not a G-Shock or anything. I have struck mine a few times around the actual casing, and have some very minuscule scratches that could easily be removed with a good buffing. The sapphire crystal has performed excellently as well with repelling scratches. Generally I am happy with the construction of the Apple Watch.
  14. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am thinking it is the Sarsota sun!

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