1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I usually have a problem with my phones that they get scratched up pretty fast, how is the 6s when it comes to scratches? I know no phone is impervious to scratches but how good is the 6s?
    10-02-2015 09:54 AM
  2. rudyalexc's Avatar
    I usually have a problem with my phones that they get scratched up pretty fast, how is the 6s when it comes to scratches? I know no phone is impervious to scratches but how good is the 6s?
    From what I have heard the aluminum is twice as strong but no comment as to scratches. If you are that concerned with scratches you could get a front/back screen protector to minimize "scratchable" surface area.
    10-03-2015 01:43 AM
  3. Gadgetry's Avatar
    I'd think the glass is more scratch resistant than the back of the phone. As such, I plan to get a case but not a screen protector. I've had screen protectors on several manufacturers phones but haven't ever really needed them. I have not tried any of the screen protectors made out of glass so I may give that a shot but it's not on my short list.
    10-03-2015 11:03 AM
  4. fredriks's Avatar
    I'd think the glass is more scratch resistant than the back of the phone. As such, I plan to get a case but not a screen protector. I've had screen protectors on several manufacturers phones but haven't ever really needed them. I have not tried any of the screen protectors made out of glass so I may give that a shot but it's not on my short list.
    I can really recommend tempered glass. I use that on every phone I get and every one in my family uses them. Tempered glass has saved both my daughters screen and also my wife's 5C display. All of them have dropped there phone face down and the only thing that has cracked is there tempered glass
    10-03-2015 12:18 PM
  5. aspireca's Avatar
    Tempered glass is recommended
    They have 0.3 - 0.1 mm
    Mine is 0.1mm, very thin and strong
    10-03-2015 11:07 PM
  6. Audizine's Avatar
    Tempered glass is recommended
    They have 0.3 - 0.1 mm
    Mine is 0.1mm, very thin and strong
    What kind of screen protector is that?
    Where did you get it?
    TIA
    10-04-2015 05:28 PM
  7. fredriks's Avatar
    I also have a 0.1 mm screen protector. Bought it on eBay, just search and you will find it. It's cheep to so you can buy a bunch of them.
    10-26-2015 03:17 PM
  8. knotsure's Avatar
    No it is not. The wife's 6s had some light scratches on it after a week or two. Put a Tempered glass screen protector on it and now live worry free.
    Rockdog97 likes this.
    10-26-2015 06:16 PM
  9. svc1314's Avatar
    For the back, you can buy extremely thin cases if you prefer that nude feel. Or just get Skinomi on Amazon! As for the front, the screen is already a 9H glass but I'd suggest getting a tempered glass screen protector to be on the safe side since you tend to scratch up your phones.
    10-27-2015 04:09 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I have no scratches on my 6s Plus screen after about 3 weeks and I have a Black Apple Leather case on it from day one. According to Apple the 6s/6s Plus screen is the hardest glass screen ever put on an Apple iPhone and is scratch resistant. I really hope it holds up because I like the way my iPhone looks and feels without a screen protector. This is actually my first time not using a screen protector.
    10-27-2015 04:21 PM
  11. SeaTeaSnow's Avatar
    No, the iPhone 6s has touch force, and as such, it "bends". It is soft to the touch, not hard like traditional Gorilla glass.

    It may be the most "crack-resistant" screen they've had, but it is LEAST SCRATCH RESISTANT screen I've seen on an iPhone.

    I had my iphone 5 for 3 years, and never had a screen protector, and never got a single scratch (I'm very careful with my phones).

    I had the 6s for 3 weeks, and I got a huge scratch down the middle when it was in my pocket, and I don't know how it got there. I have surmised that I may have had a piece of sand or something.

    The screen for the iPhone 6s is unacceptably easily-scratched. I highly recommend getting a screen protector immediately, lest you scratch your screen within weeks.
    kjung7 likes this.
    01-27-2016 02:40 PM
  12. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I've had my 6S 3 weeks today, and no scratches. But then again, I treat all my phones like Faberge' Eggs. I never ever put them in my pockets, and when they go in my purse they have a dedicated section all by themselves. No screen protector as of right now, but I do plan to get one as soon as I find one I like.
    01-27-2016 03:38 PM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    No, the iPhone 6s has touch force, and as such, it "bends". It is soft to the touch, not hard like traditional Gorilla glass.

    It may be the most "crack-resistant" screen they've had, but it is LEAST SCRATCH RESISTANT screen I've seen on an iPhone.

    I had my iphone 5 for 3 years, and never had a screen protector, and never got a single scratch (I'm very careful with my phones).

    I had the 6s for 3 weeks, and I got a huge scratch down the middle when it was in my pocket, and I don't know how it got there. I have surmised that I may have had a piece of sand or something.

    The screen for the iPhone 6s is unacceptably easily-scratched. I highly recommend getting a screen protector immediately, lest you scratch your screen within weeks.
    Welcome to iMore, however I do believe you are mistaken. The screen on the 6s/6s Plus is the hardest and most scratch resistance screen ever put on a iPhone according to the last Apple Keynote. I've had my 6s Plus since October 2nd without a screen protector and I have NO scratches (knocking on wood for continued luck).... ENJOY the site.
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    01-27-2016 04:02 PM
  14. Sherry_B's Avatar
    They both feature Retina HD displays made from the strongest cover glass used on any smartphone in the world.
    Source: http://www.apple.com/iphone-6s/design/

    There's no doubt that the glass will scratch, but supposedly not easily.
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    01-27-2016 04:14 PM
  15. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Source: iPhone 6s - Design - Apple

    There's no doubt that the glass will scratch, but supposedly not easily.
    Thank You Sherry.
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    01-27-2016 04:17 PM
  16. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Thank You Sherry.

    You are most welcome, Spencer.
    01-27-2016 04:18 PM
  17. Quis89's Avatar
    Source: iPhone 6s - Design - Apple

    There's no doubt that the glass will scratch, but supposedly not easily.
    Reading that I would assume the glass is built to withstand drops more than any other glass on a smartphone. I would still be cautious of scratches. And as such I put a tempered glass protector on mine. A friend of mine has a scratch in his screen already. I never like to take chances. I put a glass protector on mine day one. And I always recommend others to do the same. Better safe than sorry.
    Last edited by Quis89; 01-27-2016 at 04:52 PM.
    01-27-2016 04:40 PM
  18. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Reading that I would assume the glass is built to withstand drops more than any other glass on a smartphone. I would still be cautious of scratches. And as such I put a tempered glass protector on mine. A friend of mine has a scratch in his screen already. I never like to take chances. I put a glass protector on mine day one. And I always recommend others to do the same. Better safe than sorry.
    Yes. That's why I said the glass will scratch... just not easily. It was not my intention to insinuate that others not use a screen protector. In my original post I said I was getting one for mine.
    01-27-2016 05:54 PM
  19. reeneebob's Avatar
    Caseless 90% of the time since launch. Never a screen protector -I hate them.

    My phone is fine. No scratches. No dings.
    01-27-2016 06:18 PM
  20. nnahorski's Avatar
    Caseless 90% of the time since launch. Never a screen protector -I hate them.

    My phone is fine. No scratches. No dings.
    Same here. I rarely use a case. If I do, it's an Apple leather case. I don't use screen protectors either. I may pick up a few hairline scratches in the oleophobic coating but not the screen itself. And you can't see those unless you catch them in the right light. AppleCare+ will take care of anything catastrophic.

    I've had my 6S for a couple of months now. No scratches on the screen or in the aluminum. I've got a couple of light scratches on the apple logo on the back and on the antenna bands, but I don't really mind.

    Of course, not everyone shares my affinity for gently used gadgets, but every ding/scratch tells a story.
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    01-27-2016 08:45 PM
  21. Zachary Neyhart's Avatar
    No not at all!
    01-28-2016 02:09 PM
  22. Quis89's Avatar
    Yes. That's why I said the glass will scratch... just not easily. It was not my intention to insinuate that others not use a screen protector. In my original post I said I was getting one for mine.
    Wasn't saying you were insinuating anything. I was responding to Apples description of the glass and offering my take on what they were implying.
    01-28-2016 05:05 PM
  23. HAWK's Avatar
    The glass is scratch "resistant" not scratch proof.
    01-28-2016 05:06 PM
  24. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Wasn't saying you were insinuating anything. I was responding to Apples description of the glass and offering my take on what they were implying.
    Ah, apologies. I misunderstood.
    01-28-2016 05:22 PM
  25. Rockdog97's Avatar
    for me, I've always had a screen protector on my phones from day 1. Initially back in the day I used the plastic ones, but when I first installed a glass protector on my 4s, which to this day is still on it, I wont go a day w/o one. When I got my new 6s a few weeks ago, I was online buying a glass screen protector that night. If you go with a glass one, make sure it is oleophobic treated (Oleophobic coating helps resist oils and fingerprints). With the thinness of today's tempered glass protectors, and the cost, it just doesn't make sense NOT to put a glass protector on, at least in my opinion. FWIW, I use the Spigen Glas tR protector.
    01-28-2016 10:19 PM
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