Why is the iPhone 4 scratching so easily?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by puggles, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. puggles macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 4 has more scratches after 3 weeks than my 3GS had in a year...and that's with my 3GS sliding across pavement screen down a few times.
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    You're holding it wrong.
     
  3. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    LOL. I'm getting burned out on the "why does my iphone 4 suck?" threads too.
     
  4. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    1) Oliophobic (sp) coatings are soft.

    2) Twice as much glass as before.

    3) No "off the table" offset. Two flat surfaces with any kind of hard grit between equals nasty looking mark.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I keep mine in my pocket (sometimes with keys on accident) and I don't notice any scratches yet.
     
  6. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    After two weeks, mine is as good as it was on day one. Do you carry sand in your pockets? :eek: Maybe puggles plays with pebbles.
     
  7. puggles thread starter macrumors regular

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    I keep it wrapped in a microfiber cloth in my pocket and I have a bumper on it. I have no idea what could be scratching it.
     
  8. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    LMAO :eek::apple:
     
  9. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    Its the bumper. Mine has scratches on the sides but wth...its bound to get scratched. Its just a phone my friend...and a cool one...enjoy!!
     
  10. ddavid macrumors regular

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    Maybe your cloth is holding sand or grit?
     
  11. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    zagg invisible shield if you dont want scratches. that coupled with the bumper is good for showing off your device but its also protected from scratches.

    if you are going to drop it on the floor though, not a lot you can do to stop damage.
     
  12. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I've had my 4 in a bumper for one full week. I decided to take the bumper off and I don't have a single scratch on it.
     
  13. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    my scratches looks like it was dust or something that got in between the phone and bumper. But cool that you dont have any ;)
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Bumpers scratch. Poor quality microfiber cloths can scratch as well.
     
  15. MSUSpartan macrumors 6502

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    Planned obsolescence. If it looks brand new in a year you won't buy a new one.
     
  16. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040

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    3 weeks of naked glory and nary a scratch in sight! :D
     
  17. cfairbank macrumors 6502

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    Went by an AT&T store yesterday to pick up an Incipio Silicrylic for my 4. There demo 4's were scratched to hell. Looks like they had been put through some tests by customers. One had some deep gauges.
     
  18. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Get an Invisible Shield. Sign up for their newsletter thing and you'll get a code for 40% off. I got the maximum coverage for just $15.
     
  19. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    I concur...also if it's scratching too easily that's because you're treating it like a cell phone and not the high end mini computer that it is
     
  20. santos79 macrumors regular

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    Yeah and while you're at it get a nice plastic cover for your couch as well.
     
  21. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Gonna have to disagree. Each of my iPhones (every gen) looked as close to new as possible after a year of use and I still upgraded every time.
     
  22. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Can the OP provide some pics? I'd like to see the scratches. Neither of mine have scratched so far.
     
  23. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Why are you so blunt? Do you not like Invisible Shields or films?
     
  24. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    There is no way that could be true.
     
  25. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 4 seems to be just as scratch resistant or more than previous models. Not one scratch yet and it's had a couple.. incidents where I thought for sure it would have been.
     

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