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    Default Okay so is this "glassgate" a real issue?

    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?
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    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!?
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    It's a real issue for some, but not like the media made it out to be.
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    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.
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    This proves you should just go naked.
    Last edited by UhanRodric; 11-28-2010 at 02:14 PM.
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    Unless in public....wait the phone right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    Unless in public....wait the phone right?

    Both maybe?
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    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
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    wife and I both have incase sliders for out iPhone 4's. Not a scratch on either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iErick View Post
    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!?
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    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.
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    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.
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    Clean your phone and case before placing a case on it. Geez.
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    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.
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lifein2D View Post
    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.
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    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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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by zkyevolved View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zkyevolved View Post
    Clean your phone and case before placing a case on it. Geez.
    Quote Originally Posted by iErick View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutSpoken View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
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    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.
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    omg LOL @ accidental damage care
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