Scratched iPhone 5's glass in the back, what to do?

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  1. SonRK macrumors 6502

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    So in an effort to protect my new iPhone5 I put it in my front shirt pocket instead of the dirty table or have it at risk with being hit by stray chips(was playing cards)

    Of course 3 hours pass and I go kneel over to pick up a chip and my iPhone falls from my pocket. Hits a rack (some hard plastic thing), and the back now has a scratch on the bottom glass. Didn't shatter or anything, but I want to know what's the best possible way to prevent it from like....spreading? I don't want it to spread out and like end up cracking that whole piece. Maybe it won't.... I am not too sure what could potentially happen.

    I do have AppleCare+, but it seems silly to go use it now, since I literally picked this iPhone up 2 days ago. Visually, I can just put it in a case and forget about it, but I Just want to make sure it just wont shatter on me sometime later down the road.
     
  2. bwhli macrumors 6502a

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    Just forget about it. How much time do you spend looking at the back of your phone? Save the AppleCare in case it actually shatters.
     
  3. SonRK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea practically never look at the back, I am not too worried about it aesthetically . It's just a scratch that can be felt with finger / fingernail and was worried that like while I'm walking in winter it just cracks or something. (Like I said, I don't know if this is even possible at all)
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt that it will crack in the winter or by the cold.
    If you drop it again then it might spread or get worst.
    Not sure if Apple or any 3rd party repair shop could replace that part only or the whole back piece of the phone.
    Since the phone is so new it would be hard to find replacement parts though.
     
  5. SonRK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Figured that would be the case (no parts out yet to replace them, etc)

    Sucks to have your shiny new toy get injured, but at least it gives it character :p
     
  6. kamalds macrumors regular

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    Next time get a Note II or an GS3 where you can easily swap the back plate with a new one.
     
  7. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    Who wants a plastic phone though? Certainly takes the top end smartphone feel away by alot.. And who wants a subpar PPI on a supposed HD screen?(Note 2)
     
  8. mcdj macrumors G3

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  9. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Or get an iPhone 4S. :p
     
  10. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    He should rock an original iPhone, no cracking gonna happen on the back of that baby! :D

    Also, love your signature.
     
  11. AJAAY macrumors 6502

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    For this reason is why I don't put any phone in my front pocket.

    This had happened a few times to me. Thankfully I either grabbed it before I fully came out my pocket, or it was in a case.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    like others said, I would hold off on using the applecare+ until it gets a little more banged up haha. Personally, I would now make this my "clunker" phone and see how well it holds up. Just use it and not worry about being overly careful.
     
  13. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    These were plastic chips right? What were you concerned would happen if your phone was hit by one?

    I've used screen protectors on cracked screens, just get some chepo no-name back protector form eBay.
     
  14. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Glass on the BACK? (as in Apple Logo side)

    What glass??
     
  15. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Above and below the middle section, which is light grey on the white and slate grey on the black phone. Those are small glass panels which are there for the various radios.
     
  16. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you even own an iPhone 5? The aluminum on the back has two glass pieces on the top and bottom.
     
  17. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    That's unnecessary.

    It's possible to own one and not know that's glass; those areas could be aluminum finished with a smooth shiny coating.
     
  18. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    .....I'll tell you what, show me an image of shiny see through aluminum and I'll apologize for my comment.
     
  19. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Why would I show you see through aluminum when the glass isn't see-through? It's also possible to own an iPhone and think that the antenna band is used for the other radios as well.
     
  20. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    One does not simply confuse aluminum for glass.
     
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  23. fibrizo macrumors 6502

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    Don't tell apple. We're going to have iphones made of this next then lol.
     
  24. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Wow, never noticed!

    I have seen mirror finished Al materials, so assumed.

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    iPhone Vue (7).
     
  25. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Don't forget about:

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