Screen already scratched on my 4 series

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by iFanaddic, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2008
    Montréal, Canada
    I had my S0 for year without a scratch, am I just unlucky or are they weaker?
  2. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2008
    Montréal, Canada

    Sport S0 and sport S4
  3. cap7ainclu7ch macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    It's possible that they decided to make the sport class more impact resistant with the tradeoff of being more scratch prone, but I'm not sure. It did seem like the newer phones did the same. Lots of people feel like the X and XS scratch easier than previous models. Thats the thing with glass, you have to pick which side you want, you can never have both. Thats why sapphire, while being awesome at resisting scratches, will shatter on impacts where the sport won't.
  4. vintagekeys macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2018
    Hong Kong
    Kinda on the fence with this, i wanted SS for the saphire glass, but since the S2/S3 i see lots of examples of scratched Saphire glass, the Ion-x glass is super sensitive to scratches, my iphone 6 plus is a living example.

    On a device thats facing outwards all day long vs a phone in my pocket, i need the best glass to prevent it from being completely wrecked a year later.

    On the otherhand the SS model is around 40% more expensive, i could easily put that money forward for next years AW5 instead and just do a yearly upgrade and live with scratches/ screen protector on the Alloy version.

    Ugh.... tough decisions.
  5. tehStickMan macrumors regular


    Jul 19, 2018
    Don't dwell on it.

    I'm sure my X scratches super easily compared to 6S.
  6. ProtoMaster22 macrumors newbie


    Sep 26, 2018
    My s4 ss back is already scratched as well your not alone. Apple won’t do anything about it.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Just to clarify, the back of your Apple Watch was scratched by a black Milanese loop band Due to the DLC Coating in the thread you started, this is referring to those with scratched displays, in this case, the OP has a Sport model.

    More to the point:

    I was never impressedwith the Ion – X Glass on the sport model. Mine also scratched easily when I first purchased the Apple Watch Sport, and then I upgraded to the stainless with the sapphire display, never had an issue from that point forward.
  8. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    I know, right? The X scratched so fast... for me it started with the iPhone 7.
    Before that i never had scratches on the screen...

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