After checking out my iPhone 3G in direct light less than two weeks after I bought it, it's easy to notice a lot of decent-sized scratches on the back. I have a case on it when I'm not using it and I haven't brushed it against anything. I don't even keep it on tables without a case or the cloth that came with it. It's not really noticeable during normal use, but they're still there? Does anyone else notice their backs starting to get scratched up even after being extremely careful with it? On my first-gen iPhone, I never even got a small scratch on the back, only one on the metal when I dropped it screen-first. Here's what my first-gen iPhone looked like after a year of using it a few hours a day: Here's some pictures of my two-week old iPhone 3G: You can click on the images to see extremely high-res versions of both. Take them for what their worth. It's hard to capture the scratches on camera since they only show up at certain angles under different angles, but they're definitely there. It might be a little hard to find the difference between the minor scratches the camera caught and finger prints and stuff that gets on it. I would've took more, but I didn't charge my camera enough for it to last to get a few more decent ones.