Which iPhone 6 will show less scratches

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by toddsimon, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. toddsimon macrumors member

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    I've always had black but I wonder if the other colors won't show scratches as bad. Any ideas?
     
  2. toddsimon thread starter macrumors member

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  3. bounce08 macrumors member

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    I think you're mistaking the iPhone 6 for the iPhone 27S.
     
  4. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    What's that even supposed to mean?

    OP: get silver.
     
  5. toddsimon thread starter macrumors member

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    will silver show less scratches?
     
  6. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think scratching will an issue with iPhone 6(+), with any color. Remember, iPhone 5 used to scratch the most on the chamfered edges, and they aren't there anymore.
     
  7. toddsimon thread starter macrumors member

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    ok cool my 5 is pretty scratched up on edges. I'd prefer space gray.
     
  8. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    Both the space gray and gold have been treated with their corresponding color, while the silver does not. If you scratch space gray/gold hard enough, you'll probably see the silver raw aluminum, as opposed to the silver masking it a bit.

    Silver won't stop scratches, it'll just 'hide' them better.
     
  9. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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  10. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    Also, iPhone 6's color (space gray) is noticeably lighter compared to the much darker slate of the iPhone 5, so it will show even less scratches overall.
     
  11. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    I have a little theory about this. I think the reason the space gray is lighter this year is that it's not the coated aluminum of the iPhone 5 and 5s, which was practically painted, and caused easy scratching.

    I think this year they have slightly tinted the aluminum, possibly by mixing some color into the metal itself. I'm hoping that will make it much harder to scratch. It's only a slight shade darker than the silver.
     

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