Yes, you can certainly scratch the iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Apollo 13, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. bahooki macrumors regular

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    I'll never stick a screen protector on an iPhone.
     
  2. Centient macrumors 6502

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    Damn! Oh well. Thoughts of going caseless were too good to be true I guess...:(

    Still reluctant to add a screen protector. Maybe I should just get over that.
     
  3. Gagoots macrumors regular

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    YEah. If you ordered from Best Buy you can scratch it off for a week or two.
     
  4. taybo20 macrumors regular

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    No it's Apple's version of the scratch and win game. Take an chance and scratch your black iPhone 4 for a chance of it being a white one underneath! :p;):D
     
  5. thatoneguy159 macrumors member

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    Amen.
     
  6. soupcxan macrumors member

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    Do you know what did it? Big difference if it was scratched by a diamond ring versus your car keys, for example.
     
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  8. oneteam macrumors regular

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    well said...
     
  9. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    cute!

    hmmm...now i'm thinking MAYBE the stupid bumper. it would keep it off a surface at least.
     
  10. Goldfire macrumors member

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    Just because I don't buy a case or screen protector doesn't mean I'm cheap. I have never used either for any of my iPhones and I've never gotten a scratch because I don't drop my phone. I think the cases make it look ugly and bulky, so I just don't use them.
     
  11. Enuratique macrumors 6502

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    THIS!

    Also, its hard to see, even when trying to be in full illumination from the light... My 3G doesn't have any scratches on the glass side and I don't think it's using this badass Gorilla Glass... I'll take my chances...
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Especially with that beautiful screen. I've never understood why people would ruin the quality of the display.
     
  13. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    the impression i get if you buy an iPhone and not use a case is that your a baller :cool:

    that being said i will be using a case :eek:
     
  14. zeeflyboy macrumors regular

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    if it's any consolation, that looks like it would polish out very easily....

    how did you scratch it so soon?
     
  15. Ames macrumors member

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    After a year with my 3GS I never got a major scratch. The front is flawless. The back has some scuffs, but I'd rather have that than a clunky looking case.
     
  16. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    First of all, good job Engadget to post that photo and not give any details about what scratched it.

    Second, I am never putting a case or screen protector on my iPhone.

    My iPhone 3G never had a case, and was in and out of my pants pocket probably 20 times a day for over a year. When I sold it this week, it didn't have a single scratch on the screen, and only a few minor scratches on the back.

    It IS possible to take care of your phone, you know.
     
  17. shrtmkr macrumors regular

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    I guess that's good news for the guys at incase :)
     
  18. muledogus macrumors 6502

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    I'm against screen protectors and cases too. With my 3G I always just kept it in a pocket by itself and I never really sat it down on hard surfaces. After 2 years the back has some scratches now but the front is scratch free.
     
  19. ravensfan55 macrumors 6502

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    They might not know what scratched it. I used my 3G without a case, and it looked fine until I put it under direct light and noticed tons of tiny scratches. Don't know what did it.
     
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  21. portishead macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't want my macbook pro or mac mini to get scratched, but I carry my iphone in my pocket all the time. It's going to get worn and get some scratches. You buy the iphone to use it, not to keep it pretty. I think the cheap ones are the people who buy protectors and cases. The rest of us are realistic about wear and tear.
     
  22. bova80 macrumors 6502a

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    that doesn't even look like that bad of a scratch and would probably polish right out. its just that the light makes it look like its a big gouge.
     
  23. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    "Yes, you can certainly scratch the iPhone 4"

    And in other news, water is still wet!

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  24. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered a Zagg invisible shield a few days ago to put on my iPhone 4. I plan on putting it on the back of the phone for sure (some say the back of the phone is a different kind of glass than the front?). I still have not decided if I will put it on the front or not.
     

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