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- 07-26-2009, 07:29 PM #7iPhone Intermediate
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Look I'm sorry you scratched your screen. Nonetheless can we wait to see if this is a systemic issue before we dramatically claim the 3G screen is better than the 3Gs? If a number of 3Gs customers start complaining that there is an issue with the scratches on the screen then we will have to acknowledge there is a problem.
Lastly, maybe I just missed it, but I thought the Olephobicstrobic coating was supposed to minimize fingerprints....not prevent scratches.
- 07-26-2009, 11:33 PM #8
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- 07-27-2009, 08:00 AM #11
Sorry for your loss. You are correct that in that I too believe the oleophobic screen scratches easier. That is the main reason that I bought a case with a front flap. I have had my phone for a month and a half and still no scratches (than the lord).
I disagree that you did nothing to receive your scratch. The scratch did not just happen on it's own.
I hate using screen protectors. It detracts from the phone. It's like those Clariton Clear comercials, it looks not clear. Personally the oleophobic screen has been a very nice upgrade IMHO.
- 07-27-2009, 08:06 AM #12
If your going to be throwing your phone into your pocket with change, keys, whatever you need a screen protector. I have a golla side pouch and a microfiber cleaning cloth. I've also got a switcheasy rebel capsule serpent case on it. At the end of the day it's just a phone. Most other cellphones and most all winmo phones have plastic screens that scratch very easily and will accumulate scratches. The iphone's glass screen is much more resistant than plastic.
- 07-27-2009, 08:19 AM #13
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- 07-27-2009, 08:59 AM #15
I think the screen protector fanboys are missing the point. You didn't NEED one with past iphones. You shouldn't need one with a glass screen. Plus the benefit of the Oleo screen is to prevent smudges..so yep, let's put a screen protector on it and negate that benefit.
That all said, i usually throw the iphone in pocket by itself..keys in other pocket. Never had a scratch. Never use a case or screen protector..those days are over.
- 07-27-2009, 09:08 AM #16
I would have to agree with entertainment about the iPhone being rugged. I've had my 3G since it came out and with working as a millwright/electrician I've definately beat on mine and never scratched my screen. I've dropped it and hit it on things and never had a problem with the hardware.
- 07-27-2009, 09:17 AM #17
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- 07-27-2009, 12:14 PM #19
The coating is just a thin chemical bond to the glass. It is still the same 3g glass underneath the coating. if the glass scratched through the coating then the screen hit something hard enough to do it whether it would be your old 3g or a 3gs. Just because it didn't happen all those times in the past doesn't mean it couldn't hit just perfectly on an object this time causing the scratch.
It's almost like you have driven down the same road for 10 years to your job and all of a sudden on one day you happen to run over a nail in the street. It never happened before with the same tires..why now? It's just the random unpredictability of life.
In the end it's just a cell phone.
- 07-27-2009, 12:29 PM #20iPhone Intermediate
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I will say that the coating on the 3Gs is annoying! I couldn't WAIT to get a screen protector on mine. Though coating seems to make the screen little better where fingerprints are concerned...when I did have the notion to wipe it down it was so hard to get it clean. Then I was afraid of wiping off the coating. I slapped a screen protector on that bad boy as soon as I could. Drove straight from the airport to the apple store and then home.
- 07-27-2009, 01:53 PM #21
You're wife only has one purse lol.... you're lucky.
I realized from my 3g that something tragic could happen to my 'i' if I didn't take care of it. And I like my iphone like I like my hot wings, naked. Never had a screen protector or case. I do have a hip holster tho. No way my 'i' is going in my pocket. Heaven forbit I lean up against something forgetting it's in there and cracking the screen. Give me chills just to think about it.
Lesson learned, the iPhone needs to be taken care of properly.
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