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    Default Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    So I got my brand new iPhone 7 plus and not even one day before I could get a new screen protector...a scratch appeared!! I don't know how or where and when but it is a very tiny scratch. No one can see but me and it just affect the screen very little bit...question is should I go to Apple Store get screen replaced?!! I see it every time I use it sad day
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    Default Re: Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    Isn't there like some Apple sauce product thing that is supposed to buff out minor scratches?
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    Default Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    It's really up to you to decide if the barely noticeable scratch is worth the cost of replacing your iPhone screen. To me it's not, but you need to feel good about your phone. If the scratch is completely destroying your ability to enjoy your phone then get the screen replaced. And put a screen cover on it ASAP!
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    Default Re: Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    I can't speak for Apple, but on my android phones with gorilla glass often times a screen protector would fill in the micro scratches to where you couldn't even see them once the protector was applied. Just an idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajb1965 View Post
    I can't speak for Apple, but on my android phones with gorilla glass often times a screen protector would fill in the micro scratches to where you couldn't even see them once the protector was applied. Just an idea
    I got my 6s+ screen replaced and got a scratch like 1 hr later and the screen protector covered the scratch
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    I somehow managed to get a either a scratch on the camera lens (which is supposed to be sapphire............) or dust somehow found it's way inside the lens. No clue how this could have happened just going in and out of pockets. I mean, the Garmin Fenix on my wrist has a sapphire display and it's practically bulletproof. Shouldn't the camera lens be similar?
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    Default Re: Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    Wow that's bad luck.
    I went to Best Buy with the unopened box and got the case I wanted and the screen protector.
    Keeping this baby pristine.
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    Put a screen protector on it and you won't even notice. I do that with every phone...naked screen until the micro scratches happen and get to me, then a screen protector to cover them up so I stop worrying about it.
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    Default Re: Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    Quote Originally Posted by circlez View Post
    I somehow managed to get a either a scratch on the camera lens (which is supposed to be sapphire............) or dust somehow found it's way inside the lens. No clue how this could have happened just going in and out of pockets. I mean, the Garmin Fenix on my wrist has a sapphire display and it's practically bulletproof. Shouldn't the camera lens be similar?
    The camera lens on the iPhone 7 is not sapphire this year, neither is the home button.
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    I had scratches on my last iphone screen they were very small. once i put on the glass screen protector i could no longer see them at all.
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    Yup a screen protector should hide it. I never open the box without a case and screen protector ready to apply
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznhomieboi1689 View Post
    So I got my brand new iPhone 7 plus and not even one day before I could get a new screen protector...a scratch appeared!! I don't know how or where and when but it is a very tiny scratch. No one can see but me and it just affect the screen very little bit...question is should I go to Apple Store get screen replaced?!! I see it every time I use it sad day
    Quote Originally Posted by MooMooPrincess View Post
    I got my 6s+ screen replaced and got a scratch like 1 hr later and the screen protector covered the scratch
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarah Sorber View Post
    I had scratches on my last iphone screen they were very small. once i put on the glass screen protector i could no longer see them at all.
    To all those "Should I get a screen protector" threads...here are your examples. Better safe than sorry. Some don't care about scratches...I absolutely do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyall Demorrow View Post
    The camera lens on the iPhone 7 is not sapphire this year, neither is the home button.
    Your phone looks slightly bent.
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    Default Re: Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    It's probably in the oleophobic coating if it's a super fine scratch like that. I had the same thing happen last year when I got my first iPhone. Had it for like 3 hours, rubbed it on my soft t-shirt to clean the screen off after playing with it setting it up and wham fine scratch. Ran out the next day and got a tempered glass protector and you couldn't see it after that.
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    I Always use screen protectors but this time around the one I wanted didn't come in time. So I figured it was only 2 days and it'd be fine...now I learn... sigh. Also the screen protector is a tampered glass so it doesn't really "cover" the scratch I can still see it in the screen
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    Doh, sounds like you managed to scratch the actual glass then. The hairline oleophobic scratches will be hidden when screen protector goes on. Something actually in the glass probably not.
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    Default Re: Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    Quote Originally Posted by Quis89 View Post
    To all those "Should I get a screen protector" threads...here are your examples. Better safe than sorry. Some don't care about scratches...I absolutely do.
    You just beat me to it! I was going to say something like "Well this a good example of why a screen protector is a good idea!
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    I am so so sorry and completely understand. I would be completely heartsick if this happened to me. And, after reading all the posts, I guess I would try getting a glass screen protector first, and if that helps you not to see it, then you don't need to spend the $$$ on the new screen.
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    Default Re: Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    Scratches suck.

    In all honesty I haven't used a screen protector much, but I totally get why many do! Plenty of good choices out there, for a reasonable cost too.
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    Default Re: Tiniest scratch that only I can see

    Quote Originally Posted by James Falconer View Post
    Scratches suck.

    In all honesty I haven't used a screen protector much, but I totally get why many do! Plenty of good choices out there, for a reasonable cost too.
    They definitely are, picked up tempered glass protectors from Tech Armor off amazon for $6.99 each. Used them on my 6s and they were $10 for those. Hopefully it's not a quality changed affecting the price though (they show up tomorrow finally).

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