WTF! My iPhone has a scratch on the screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by acfusion29, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Wow, I'm shocked... my screen is scratched. I baby this thing so much, it's never in my pocket with keys/coins/etc.

    Wow...
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The iPhone fairy was having a bad day, and decided to pass it on.
     
  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    It's amazing how easy it is to scratch it. If it even brushes up against something, like the zipper on your jacket--it can scuff/scratch it. Is it a very big scratch? If not, don't worry about it or get a screen protector.
     
  4. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There is actually more than one...

    The scratches are deep too because when I'm on a white screen, you see a line of different colours: blue, green, red.

    This is retarded. One of the main reasons I got an iPhone was because the other phones' screens scratch so bad. When I had iPhone v1, it never got scratched.
     
  5. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    why didn't you use a screen protector? They are not too expensive you know.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    a grain of sand will scratch the screen

    get a screen protector
     
  7. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    This just in - Man confirms research from hundreds of years ago that glass is, in fact, able to be scratched! Next up: Is the Earth really round?!?!
     
  8. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    **** happens.

    I am much more shocked about the fact that "baby" is a verb than the fact that screens are scratchable.

    Tell me it's just a bad dream...
     
  9. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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  10. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    your ****ing hilarious... :rolleyes:

    not.
     
  11. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 3G is regularly up against keys and coins in my pocket and it isn't scratched. Sure the back scratches easily enough, but the screen is the same as it was when I bought it.

    Did you have a really drunk and debauched evening recently? Or do you know somebody who's really jealous and owns some wire wool?
     
  12. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Haha no and no. I don't drink, so.. :p
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    my touch got a scratch and it never had coins or keys in same pocket


    needless to say, i have a screen protector
     
  14. firewood macrumors 604

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    Coins and keys are normally too soft to scratch glass, but all it takes is one nearly microscopic piece of dust... that just happens to be volcanic in origin, lightly rubbed on your iPhone, and you could easily end up with a nasty scratch.

    Dust particles are made of all kinds of stuff. You'll never know what blew in the window off of some passing truck or migratory bird.


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  15. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont feel sorry for those that refuse to use a screen protector or case. You cant be too careful.
     
  16. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure my 3g's screen is acrillic and my 2g was glass. Both are scratched but my 2g never showed rainbow colors on the scratch. Both sound different when you tap your fingernail on the screen.
     
  17. calvy macrumors 65816

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    Much like sex, yes, it is certainly possible to do with protection, but it is so much more enjoyable to do without any bulky protection.

    I just haven't found a case I like, they all add too much bulk, and take away the sexy sleekness of the naked iPhone. I do have an Incase Slider case on it's way, and I'm anxious to see it, but I only plan to use it while bike riding, as I do now with my agent18. And I've someone gotten a hairline scratch in my screen as well. I roughed up my first gen pretty good, and got no scratches at all in the screen. But this one got one and I have no clue how.
     
  18. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Eggsactly. Ironically, the way mine got an itty bitty scratch was when I was taking off a screen protector to remove one little piece of dust that had been bugging me under it. I got a little religious with the credit card I was using to scrape it off and, well, oops. Good thing is it lines up with the menu bar at the top right below the time, so I rarely even notice.
     
  19. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Muuundaaays....



    It didn't put a scratch on itself... just remember that. Be more careful, better yet.. get a screen protector and case.
     
  20. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    But a screen protector adds no bulk, and some don't even use that.
     
  21. yode macrumors 6502

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    Does acryllic shatter? Because my friends 3g has spiderweb cracks in his screen
     
  22. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure whether the iPhone 3G uses the much-touted "optical-quality glass" of the original iPhone. The 3G sounds like plastic when you tap it, but then so does the iPhone.

    I don't know whether you can read anything into it, but one of the Press Releases for the original iPhone has been removed from the Apple website. That's probably just due to the fact that they were cleaning up the /iphone/ section, or because the release was referring to a now-old product.

    Press Release from the original iPhone: (quoted below)
    http://web.archive.org/web/20070822195310/www.apple.com/iphone/pr/20070618iphone.html

    The removed page's URL:
    www.apple.com/iphone/pr/20070618iphone.html

     
  23. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    You can't be too careful about those migratory birds...
     
  24. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    You made my day. :D:D:D:D
     
  25. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    You have a lot of kids don't you? :)
     

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