1. Lambertoid's Avatar
    Has anyone else already seen scratches on their device?

    I had to order a screen protector I will get it on the 6th. It kind of upsetting that my phone is either on my desk at work, in my pocket, or ima a table at home. And still manages to get scratched even with the hardest glass on a phone lol.

    Doesn’t mean I don’t love the phone but it is a bummer that’s for sure.
    10-02-2017 05:10 PM
  2. Craig's Avatar
    Has anyone else already seen scratches on their device?
    The second I peel off the protective layer that comes installed on a new iPhone, I immediately slip a tempered glass protector on the screen. The only time my screen does not have a protector is while I am changing protectors. Sorry that happened to you, it's a shame... :-(
    10-02-2017 05:20 PM
  3. Lambertoid's Avatar
    The second I peel off the protective layer that comes installed on a new iPhone, I immediately slip a tempered glass protector on the screen. The only time my screen does not have a protector is while I am changing protectors. Sorry that happened to you, it's a shame... :-(
    Thanks! I should of known it would still scratch easy. I just figured being the strongest glass and watching the durability test that normal use it would be fine. Oh well!
    10-02-2017 05:24 PM
  4. nnahorski's Avatar
    Thanks! I should of known it would still scratch easy. I just figured being the strongest glass and watching the durability test that normal use it would be fine. Oh well!
    It’s quite possible the scratch is a hairline scratch of the oleophobic coating and not actually a scratch of the glass.

    Still, bummer though.
    10-02-2017 06:30 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Has anyone else already seen scratches on their device?

    I had to order a screen protector I will get it on the 6th. It kind of upsetting that my phone is either on my desk at work, in my pocket, or ima a table at home. And still manages to get scratched even with the hardest glass on a phone lol.

    Doesn’t mean I don’t love the phone but it is a bummer that’s for sure.
    There isn’t a scratch, ding, crack, nip, chip, scrape or any other damage on my iPhone 8 and I don’t have a case or a screen protector on it.
    eyecrispy and bamf-hacker like this.
    10-02-2017 07:38 PM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    I always have a tempered glass screen protector on my iPhone
    10-02-2017 07:43 PM
  7. Raptor007's Avatar
    But Apple said it was the strongest glass on any smartphone. Nothing is that good, I alway put a tempered glass screen protector on mine. Its better to scratch a $8 screen cover than a $150 display.
    10-02-2017 09:12 PM
  8. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    But Apple said it was the strongest glass on any smartphone. Nothing is that good, I alway put a tempered glass screen protector on mine. Its better to scratch a $8 screen cover than a $150 display.
    Stronger glass = stronger on drops, softer overall so it scratches easier. It's a catch 22
    10-02-2017 09:22 PM
  9. tr1ad's Avatar
    Nothing but smudges here - no case or screen protector - either on my desk, cupholder in my van or pocket
    10-02-2017 09:50 PM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    It’s quite possible the scratch is a hairline scratch of the oleophobic coating and not actually a scratch of the glass.
    This is my thought as well, I'd put a screen protector on it now and you shouldn't notice it. Happened to my 5 when I decided to go without one out of the box. Less than a week.
    10-03-2017 07:13 AM
  11. Ecm's Avatar
    We buy our iPhones in the Apple store. Before they leave the store, we have the Belkin anti-glare glare screen Protectors installed. Better safe than sorry, and almost no fingerprints; easier to view the screen in direct sunlight.
    10-03-2017 08:15 AM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    There isn’t a scratch, ding, crack, nip, chip, scrape or any other damage on my iPhone 8 and I don’t have a case or a screen protector on it.
    Sheesh quit your bragging!!! Everyone knows iMore Mod's receive better quality iPhones than the general public...
    10-03-2017 09:38 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Sheesh quit your bragging!!! Everyone knows iMore Mod's receive better quality iPhones than the general public...
    (Laughing)...yeah, right.
    10-03-2017 09:53 AM
  14. bailbrae's Avatar
    Mine has a really deep scratch. I can feel it with my nail. Buuuuut, I dropped it. Story of my life. I drop it daily. Doesn't matter what type of case I have it in, it hits the ground on the regular. <eyeroll> Having said that, I do have AppleCare so I will just deal with it until I can't any longer, or I really do some damage, then I will get it fixed. I want to get on the screen protector bandwagon, but I hate them. Even the tempered glass ones. Yes, they are super clear and great, but I can't stand the way they feel around the home button. :/
    10-03-2017 10:04 AM
  15. C6TX6's Avatar
    Yes that's the biggest reason why I can't use them either!
    That and the constant lifting near the edges.
    My original watch edition has a sapphire crystal and been worn and used hard!
    It's as flawless as the day I got it. Can't say that for the SS case though.
    If they used the same material for the front and back of the iphones, it would be great indeed!
    10-03-2017 10:29 AM
  16. Chronoman's Avatar
    Couple of things: I remember when things like a phone or a camera were long-term investment type purchases. That doesn't seem to be the case anymore, as tech advances seem to drive us to replace devices frequently. However, we still want to "protect or preserve" them as if we were going to keep them for life.

    The second point I want to make is about the glass screen protectors. I purchased one for my 6s, and while I like the look of it, it disappointed in performance, as it chipped around the top edges. I finally peeled it off, and use a Case Mate wallet to hold the phone and my credit cards.
    10-03-2017 10:30 AM
  17. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I have had my 8 plus since launch day naked and it is as pristine today as it was when I took it out of the box. I take it with me everywhere including the gym where I put if down on benches and the floor.
    10-03-2017 01:55 PM
  18. mogelijk's Avatar
    Stronger glass = stronger on drops, softer overall so it scratches easier. It's a catch 22
    From the tests I've seen, this is essentially a new version of Gorilla Glass, maybe 6, though more likely 5.1. Apple says they worked with Corning (who makes Gorilla Glass) to make it the strongest glass in a smartphone -- meaning it is just an improved version of Gorilla Glass. From YouTube videos, such as , it is roughly as resistance to scratches as Gorilla Glass 5 is.
    10-03-2017 06:36 PM
  19. Sherry_B's Avatar
    My husband has the SE, tiny little iPhone. He likes the small form factor because it fits so well in his pocket. No screen protector, and not a single scratch. I keep telling him one day it's gonna happen. I don't know how he has managed to go for this long without a single scratch. When he takes the case off of the phone and wipes it down, it looks like it just came brand new out of the box.
    10-03-2017 09:22 PM
  20. firedept10's Avatar
    iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Not a single mark on any of the phones I own. All are in cases and have screen protectors. Been lucky or smart not sure which one.
    bamf-hacker and Gadgetgirl38 like this.
    10-04-2017 03:30 PM
  21. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    It’s quite possible the scratch is a hairline scratch of the oleophobic coating and not actually a scratch of the glass.

    Still, bummer though.
    If it walks like a duck and it sounds like a duck...

    Durability tests are almost useless BTW. They don't really test the way phones are handled in real life .

    They're fun, but not much beyond that.

    Strongest glass on a phone says that it resists breaks better, not "necessarily" that it resists scratches better.

    Gorilla Glass 4, I believe, was stronger than 3 at resisting breaks while being worse at resisting scratches.
    10-07-2017 01:19 AM
  22. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    My husband has the SE, tiny little iPhone. He likes the small form factor because it fits so well in his pocket. No screen protector, and not a single scratch. I keep telling him one day it's gonna happen. I don't know how he has managed to go for this long without a single scratch. When he takes the case off of the phone and wipes it down, it looks like it just came brand new out of the box.
    I had a Galaxy Note 3 for about 18 mo. and never got a scratch. No screen protector. I've never gotten a scratch on a screen, but generally I use tempered glass protectors on iPhone. Not sure why I didn't have one on that Note. Maybe I didn't want to pay Verizon and just decided not to Amazon one.

    When I went to trade not in, the Verizon worker couldn't believe how mint the phone was.

    I now buy phones outright so I can sell them myself. They're usually in such good shape that giving them back to the carrier is effectively giving money away.

    Nothing zaps value like scratches - especially on the display.
    10-07-2017 01:24 AM
  23. nnahorski's Avatar
    If it walks like a duck and it sounds like a duck...

    Durability tests are almost useless BTW. They don't really test the way phones are handled in real life .

    They're fun, but not much beyond that.

    Strongest glass on a phone says that it resists breaks better, not "necessarily" that it resists scratches better.

    Gorilla Glass 4, I believe, was stronger than 3 at resisting breaks while being worse at resisting scratches.
    Very true. And all it takes is a little piece of dirt in the pocket to scratch the screen. And sometimes the strong, break resistant glass is actually a bit softer, making it more easily scratched.
    Gadgetgirl38 likes this.
    10-07-2017 08:03 AM
  24. knotsure's Avatar
    There are some light scratches on the back of my ip8. I have a ballistic glass screen protector on it the front. I certainly don’t like even the lightest of scratches on my iPhone but it always happens to anything with glass that goes in my pocket. I will bet that no matter how careful you are or scratch free your iPhone is (front or back) there is some light scratches you don’t see unless you look closely. They are there.
    10-07-2017 09:48 AM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    There are some light scratches on the back of my ip8. I have a ballistic glass screen protector on it the front. I certainly don’t like even the lightest of scratches on my iPhone but it always happens to anything with glass that goes in my pocket. I will bet that no matter how careful you are or scratch free your iPhone is (front or back) there is some light scratches you don’t see unless you look closely. They are there.
    I can assure you that “at this time”, there are no scratches, light or otherwise, on my iPhone 8....
    10-07-2017 10:19 AM
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