1. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Personally, I think it's a load of crap from "haters" that are just jealous because they can't afford an iPhone. But I figure I'd ask the tipb community. Do you have a slider case on your iPhone, and has it scratched the glass on the back?
    11-28-2010 06:11 AM
  2. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    I had the incase slider on my iPhone 4 and it did scratch the glass. So no I don't think it's made up plus I thought the "glassgate" issue had to do with the slider cases cracking the glass not just scratching it!?
    Last edited by iTroldahl; 11-28-2010 at 05:09 PM.
    11-28-2010 06:17 AM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    It's a real issue for some, but not like the media made it out to be.
    11-28-2010 09:11 AM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    This is an issue with the case manufacturers, NOT with Apple. The cases mentioned are too tight, and dust particles get pressed extremely hard against the glass. This was an extremely common issue on the plastic iPhones as well.
    11-28-2010 12:08 PM
  5. uhanrodric's Avatar
    This proves you should just go naked.
    Last edited by UhanRodric; 11-28-2010 at 01:14 PM.
    11-28-2010 12:43 PM
  6. ghostface147's Avatar
    Unless in public....wait the phone right?
    11-28-2010 01:42 PM
  7. uhanrodric's Avatar
    Unless in public....wait the phone right?

    Both maybe?
    11-28-2010 01:47 PM
  8. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar



    I personally think the whole thing was blown up by the media. Though I never heard of Glass Gate till Georga/Rene said it in the TIPB LIVE few weeks back.

    If the media gets a hold of something they always blow it up.

    Unless your Mel Gibson
    11-28-2010 02:31 PM
  9. ebedoun's Avatar
    wife and I both have incase sliders for out iPhone 4's. Not a scratch on either.
    11-28-2010 03:18 PM
  10. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    wife and I both have incase sliders for out iPhone 4's. Not a scratch on either.
    I switch cases regularly, might have been my problem!?
    11-28-2010 05:09 PM
  11. deadp1xel's Avatar
    The only part of the iPhone 4 I've had issues with scratching is the stupid steal band. My first iPhone 4 had a awesome scratch on it from the stupid Apple bumper case. My current iPhone 4 still looks good though.
    11-28-2010 09:35 PM
  12. trtmazda3's Avatar
    Every phone I have ever had (before the iPhone - where I got an Otterbox) with a hard case on it ended up with scratches from said cases.
    11-28-2010 10:08 PM
  13. zkyevolved's Avatar
    Clean your phone and case before placing a case on it. Geez.
    11-29-2010 12:53 AM
  14. Lifein2D's Avatar
    I've used an Apple Bumper and that scratched the metal band a bit.

    But the whole glassgate thing is blown out proportion in my opinion. Just like Antennagate was. As long as you clean the case and there's no dirt when you put the case on it should be fine.
    11-29-2010 03:52 PM
  15. TampaDude's Avatar
    I got a couple small scratches on the back glass from setting my iPhone 4 down on tables and such, so I got a case. No more scratches!
    11-29-2010 04:22 PM
  16. ghostface147's Avatar
    I've used an Apple Bumper and that scratched the metal band a bit.
    I's say it's a little more than a bit.
    11-29-2010 04:25 PM
  17. mullrat's Avatar
    Just goes to show how much the tech press hates apple. They want to form apple in it's own image. They hate it when they are marginalized as apple does not give a hoot what they think or say and really do not even know they exist.

    This is fine. I understand their frustration. What I do not understand is why in the name of all that is holy do most of these tech guys have and even prefer apple products? If you hate the way they do business why do you support this "evil" company with your money? Whether it's cnet or gdgt or gizmodo they for some weird reason buy apple products. They claim they are tech agnostic but the bias is oozing from their veins.

    Honestly I don't buy a snickers bar and eat it and then start ranting about how much it sucked. Please just stop.
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    11-29-2010 04:51 PM
  18. timmyb457's Avatar
    phones get scratched. it happens with all phones. everyone just wants to cut down the iphone so any little thing that happens with it becomes a huge problem.. i had a slider case on my BB storm and guess what? it scratched it
    Last edited by timmyb457; 11-29-2010 at 06:50 PM.
    11-29-2010 06:26 PM
  19. ebedoun's Avatar
    Clean your phone and case before placing a case on it. Geez.
    Exactly.

    It is a good idea to take the case off every once in a while just to clean out the pocket dust that gets trapped in the edges and in between the case and phone.
    11-29-2010 09:47 PM
  20. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    Clean your phone and case before placing a case on it. Geez.
    Exactly.

    It is a good idea to take the case off every once in a while just to clean out the pocket dust that gets trapped in the edges and in between the case and phone.
    Did that, I'm quite anal about keeping my phone clean. It still got scratched, its a cell phone, not going to cry about it... Only have until June/July and we'll be getting a new one anyway.
    11-29-2010 10:57 PM
  21. Ipheuria's Avatar
    This is why my 4 still has both the back and front plastic covers on. The ones that are on it when you pick it up. Then I put it in a tank of an Otterbo Defender case, I take it out every Monday to clean it.
    11-29-2010 11:09 PM
  22. OutSpoken's Avatar
    My iP4 has front and back screen covers on, plus its wrapped in a pixel HD case.

    Its a shame really, because I really would like to wear it naked...but too many scare stories of dropped and cracked screens. Not that I'm clumsy...but accidents can happen and I've paid too much money for this phone too chance it.
    11-30-2010 09:04 AM
  23. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    My iP4 has front and back screen covers on, plus its wrapped in a pixel HD case.

    Its a shame really, because I really would like to wear it naked...but too many scare stories of dropped and cracked screens. Not that I'm clumsy...but accidents can happen and I've paid too much money for this phone too chance it.
    Apple - Support - AppleCare - iPhone
    11-30-2010 11:28 AM
  24. OutSpoken's Avatar
    [Apple - Support - AppleCare - iPhone
    Yes, however the problem with all these warranty plans such as AppleCare are that...they don't cover accidental damage...and thats the main cover I would want.

    I have applecare for my MBP, but as it mainly stays at home and normally placed on a table or some other flat surfice... I dont run the risk of accidently breaking it. So the cover is really for hardware failure.

    Now regarding my iPhone, its small, mobile and gets taken everywhere with me, so hugely a greater risk. Now if apple provided some sort of accidental damage with their care, then I probably would take the cover.
    11-30-2010 11:52 AM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    omg LOL @ accidental damage care
    11-30-2010 09:07 PM
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