Other Woah! Does the iPhone xs/ xs max screen scratch easily ? Look at this

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  2. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a

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    Gorilla glass 5 is more prone to scratches, and more resistant to cracks/breaks
     
  3. Vermifuge, Sep 18, 2018
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    These are review units and the reviewers don't get to keep them. They have likely been passed around between departments and even different publications. I doubt they used the original packaging either. Source I Worked for c|net.

    Further these are probably the first units off the proaction line and the oleophobic coating probably hadn't finished curing by the time the reviewers got their hands on the review units. That's likely what has scratched or smudged.
     
  4. PBz macrumors 68020

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    I am pretty certain there is no ‘curing’ that needs to take place with the coating. These phones are off the same assembly line that will provide productions units in days from being manufactured.

    This looks like what I have seen in many of the reviews, people setting the phone down face-down on hard surfaces. Marble will absolutely scratch the isssssh out of the screens.
     
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    The very first ones off the production line. The pre orders probably sat in a nice warm warehouse a few days before they shipped out.
     
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    Ugh. I've always enjoyed how hard iPhone screens are to scratch. I'm going to be sad if screen protectors are now required.

    I've had an iPhone 4, 5, 6, and 7 Plus. Never used a protector, never had scratches.
     
  7. PBz macrumors 68020

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    These are not new off the production line. The exact same hardware, with the exact same screen has been in production for a while now. They don’t test iOS 12 on old phones. I used to test phones for a living.. MANY are made before this ‘release’ day when these people got the new iPhones.
     
  8. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Oh I'm really not sure what you are trying to debate here. These phones certainly came from the same proaction line but made it here ahead of the preorders. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  9. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Review devices. They aren’t really taking care of those devices.
     
  10. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    This sounds like much ado about nothing. Iphone have never been more scratch prone than any other phone and I see no logical reasons for this to change now with the new iteration of Gorilla glass.

    Try hard enough though, and guess what - glass will scratch!
     
  11. PBz macrumors 68020

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    Same. I have not used a screen protector in 5 years. These phones are very scratch resistant. The hairline marks in the oleophobic coating will show under bright light after some time and that is what this looks like in the video. These are often not visible unless under bright and direct light.

    FWIW, the glass screen protectors are a scam. They are much more likely to crack if you drop your phone and when the probability of cracking is between the glass protector and the actual screen you get the “oh my! This expensive glass screen protector saved my screen!” - No, it’s probability of cracking was 75% and your phone’s screen was 50%.

    I have an 8+ and I wash it. Literally put it under running water with light soap and then dry it with a towel every few days. The soap is a bit of a risk but no issues. I likely have some of the hairlines in oleophobic coating but you really have to look.

    I will check my wife’s X tonight as she is NOT careful with her phone.
     
  12. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Quite a few people in this form commented on how their launch day iPhone X screen's had lines and smudging in the coating. These complaints seemed to disappear after a few weeks. Granted, I know these forums are not a typical sampling are we are more likely to see complaints like this due to the nature of the internet and the the fact this is an iPhone sub board on an Apple focused discussion board.
     
  13. PBz macrumors 68020

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    I am saying the screens one these phones are the same as what you and I will get. There is not curing process.
     
  14. EugW macrumors 603

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    Tempered glass screen protectors for the win.
     
  15. Diamond Dog macrumors member

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    Not too surprised-- my iPhone X screen has been way more prone to scratches than any iPhone I've used (and I've used them all since the iPhone 4). I have gone without a screen protector or case on every iPhone, and the X is the only one I've owned where I have many noticeable scratches within one year.
     
  16. puma1552 Suspended

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    What he's saying is these review phones aren't some magically fresh phones that are less 'cured' than any others everyone else is about to receive. Like he said, the oleophobic coating is almost certainly 100% cured before they put the plastic on it, it would have to be. Much like how your new car comes out of the factory with fully cured paint, because it's baked at 700 degrees at the factory. Meanwhile if you have paintwork done at a body shop, they tell you no wax for 60 days because they can't bake the stuff at 700 like the factory and the paint needs 2 months to finish offgassing because you can ruin the clearcoat if you do. Hence, they aren't wrapping these phones in plastic unless they are cured.

    These are the exact same phones everyone else is about to receive. These phones have been in production for weeks at this point. People will receive phones on Friday that may be older than the review units, or newer.
     
  17. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope it doesn't scratch as easily as my iPhone X did. I never keep screen protectors on the phone because I can never get them on without lint getting under it, plus it doesn't look as good with that ugly screen protector on there. I probably will not even use a case to begin with. I want to be able to admire my phone lol.
     
  18. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly - sounds like new Apple product neurosis to me! I have had first wave products across Apple's range without issue. Some units are faulty, sure, but until it's proven otherwise, it's certainly not endemic.

    There's a lot to be excited about. Bring on Friday!
     
  19. EugW macrumors 603

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    Tempered glass goes on so much more easily, and seems to make it easier to apply without lint as compared to plastic films. And Spigen now even has a tray to help with the process (although I haven't tried that yet).
     
  20. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Useless. They chip in a mater of days and have and I have never seen a case where the tempered glass screen protector some how protected the display from damage that it itself didn't survive. I don't see how they are better than the original zags screen protectors.
     
  21. EugW macrumors 603

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    My tempered glass protectors last 6 months to a year. I've had a couple of instances where I've dropped the phone and the tempered glass has cracked but the screen has not.

    My wife chips or cracks them in 3-9 months. But then again she just throws her phone in her purse with her loose keys etc. However, despite this, the underlying screen remains pristine.
     
  22. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    I’ve had my spigen tempered glass protector on for 10months with no chipping
     
  23. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, I've had mine on my 8+ since I got it in November, no chips in it at all. I do see where items in my pocket have scratched the screen protector, which means it's done it job of protecting the screen.
     
  24. PBz macrumors 68020

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    Waste of $. :)
    --- Post Merged, Sep 18, 2018 ---
    If you kept your phone in a purse the screen protector is a good idea.
     
  25. EugW macrumors 603

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    I could probably get away for a year or even two without a scratch on my iPhone's screen, but if I keep it long enough, it will eventually get scratched.

    OTOH, my wife would be guaranteed to scratch it in well under a year. The other problem is my wife just lets our young kids play with her phone. I do not.
     

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