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iPhone 4 scratches?
Hi, i just ordered an iPhone 4 yesterday. And was wondering, from those people who are iPhone 4 owners, is there a scratch on your glossy device? If there is, how big? How sensitive is it to get one? Do you think you can maybe throw in some pictures?
- 09-03-2010, 08:00 PM #2
I have a couple of big scratches on the antenna. I dropped my phone on a driveway. There are also a few dozen tiny scratches from being in my pocket with coins. The glass on both sides is pristine though. I don't think it's easy to scratch the glass.
- 09-03-2010, 08:13 PM #4
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- 09-04-2010, 09:39 AM #7
- 09-04-2010, 10:18 AM #8
- 09-06-2010, 02:22 AM #9
- 09-06-2010, 01:35 PM #10
"iPhone 4 owners, is there a scratch on your glossy device? If there is, how big?" "How sensitive is it to get one?"
You have got to be kidding me.
I like my iPhone but I swear some of the thread topics here...eh
If your 15 and a girl, disregard my comments...I understand.
- 09-06-2010, 02:05 PM #11
- 09-06-2010, 03:42 PM #12
I left mine naked for quite a while. Didn't drop the thing once, and I ended up with hairline scratches on both the front and back. They bug me, but I'm a little OCD. Nothing major, but I'd definitely recommend some kind of case and/or screen protector.
- 09-06-2010, 05:00 PM #13
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- 09-06-2010, 11:56 PM #16
One thing about iPhones in general, they look much better than other phones after time. My 3GS had a bunch of scratches on the plastic back, but still looked much better after a year than my Blackberry did after 6 months. The glass screen helps out a lot with scratches from stuff like coins and keys.
- 09-07-2010, 07:56 AM #17
i was under the impression that the front and back of the iPhone 4 were un-markable due to some technologically advanced coating, i'm sure i read it on the apple website i will have a look...
...here we are, this is a sentence taken direst from the apple website
"Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating front and back"
i know that says fingerprint resistant but i'm sure i heard somewhere that it was resistant to scratches also, so much so they reckon you can put it in your pocket with your keys and it comes out unscathed
- 09-07-2010, 10:18 AM #18
As it has been stated before in several threads, the iPhone 4's glass is 20x harder than plastic. That doesn't mean it is unscratchable. Keys, probably not since glass is harder (on the Moh's Hardness Scale) than keys. Glass is rated at a 7 and steel is rated at 4.5. Hardened steel is rated at 7.5 (which would scratch glass). So there are many substances that will scratch glass. My tungsten ring is rated at 9.5...it will scratch the glass screens no problem. It all comes down to science.
- 09-07-2010, 10:23 AM #19
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- 09-07-2010, 10:48 AM #23
that is unlucky, i have a back protector for mine as well as the case to go around it, i had multiple cases for my 3G and non of them satisfied my needs but this one i have for the 4G is perfect, i will continue to look for others though just so i can change them every so often
- 09-07-2010, 11:07 AM #24
The sad part was i cleaned the back of the phone off and even looked at it pretty closely before putting the case on, but the clear plastic made it really tough to see some of the little specs of stuff on it, and i guess something with grit was on there too. My wife laughed at me because she said the "scratch" i refer to is truly non-existant, but its like a brand new black paint job on a car, when its yours, you see EVERYTHING.
- 09-07-2010, 11:17 AM #25