- 07-28-2009, 02:06 AM #26
If it's a coating it will scratch. The glass in the 3GS may be just as durable as 3G but the oleo coating is not as durable as the 3G glass.
Both will scratch but a coating on hard glass could reasonably be expected to be more prone to scratches.
- 07-28-2009, 03:18 AM #27
- 07-28-2009, 09:47 AM #28
I usually sell my iPhone to subsidize the newer model. So I don't take chances with scratches. I use an air support crystal clear screen protector.
It takes a few seconds to put on and is just as easy to wipe clean. Plus I don't have to worry about scratching the screen.
Cheap insurance in my opinion.
- 07-28-2009, 11:00 AM #29
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- 07-28-2009, 10:23 PM #31
"Glass in nature is very resistant to scratching, research it. I am also comparing it to previous models of the iPhone with no coating (glass NO scratches). Get over your iPhone fanboism."
I think the problem is like someone said is the coating meant to prevent fingerprints or fingerprints and scratches. If the coating is to prevent fingerprints then you can't blame it by calling it phony for scratching easily. If it didn't claim to have anything to do with being scratch resistant then you have just found the side effect of the coating.
- 07-30-2009, 05:59 AM #32
- 07-30-2009, 08:02 AM #33
I made a thread about the very same thing ! The 3GS screen DOES scratch easily. It's a polymer ( plastic ) and it will scratch !
People didn't believe me here. I've had my 3G since October 2008 and never had a scratch. I had my 3GS for 4 hours and I had a scratch. I had it replaced because it also had dust under screen which I think is a BIGGGGG 3GS problem as well.
- 07-30-2009, 09:18 AM #34
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- 07-30-2009, 05:47 PM #42
I have been afraid of the screen issue but so far so good! Never had a screen protector on my first or second gen's but i might this time...even if there isnt a difference all these posts about it make me nervous...i mean this bad-boys gotta last me a year!
- 07-30-2009, 08:46 PM #43
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- 07-31-2009, 07:45 AM #45
The ultimate solution to the screen issue is to find an oleophobic screen protector: A plastic film that can protect the iPhone screen (whether you need it or not) and have the same smudge-proof ability as the 3Gs screen.
Best of both worlds for a small investment for the belt and suspenders types.
Is there such a screen protector?
- 08-01-2009, 03:53 PM #46
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- 08-14-2009, 01:22 PM #49iPhone Newbie
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I made the mistake of not searching for a post on this so created a new one, but I will add on here.. I had a 3G, never used a screen protector until I found the power support crystal, definitely did not treat it as gingerly as my 3Gs and never had a scratch. After 3 weeks, 2 without a protector I have just noticed one fairly significant scratch and a few other smaller less noticeable ones after removing the film for close inspection.
The phone went from the store into a case but I just did not have the time to put on the crystal film until about a week and a half later. Never dropped or carried in a pocket with keys and now has scratches... one of which is noticeable. Whats the point of a smudge/oil resistant screen if its so delicate that you need to put on a screen protector the minute you begin to use the phone. It seems like there are enough instances where this is happening without significant use/abuse that its an issue with some phones.
- 08-14-2009, 05:02 PM #50