My iPhone 4 has a hairline scratch - from normal use
I have a hairline scratch on the screen of my iPhone 4 and I have no idea how it got there. I've had my iPhone for just over 24 hours and I'd like to think I've treated the little girl pretty well - it goes in my pocket, sure, but solo. I also have been using the bumper for most of the time. However, the bumper has been on and off and at some point I must have set it face down on a table with a bit of grit or something underneath there.
In other words, the phone has a small scratch from what I would definitely call normal use.
It's a tiny, hardly noticable scratch. With the screen on, it's invisible - but it's there and I can feel it. I've preordered the Case-Mate Clear Armor Screen Protector for iPhone 4 and am trying not to let the scratch on my shiny iPhone 4 become a scratch on my mind.
After the break, a slightly photoshopped version (just over-sharpened, really, to better show the hairline scratch.
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If it were real you couldn't see it when backit.
It's an object for use.
1. Glass scratches. Get a cover if you want one.
2. Don't set it down face down! Pardon me but that's just stoopid in the head.
Personally, I'm going without a cover because I live the feel of naked glass in the morning. I also reserve the right to moan and carry on for too long when I get my first scratch.
That is all. Carry on.
The bright side is now you won't be so nervous about handling your phone- everytime I get the first ding on my phone I become a littless obsessed with babying it and just enjoy using it.
But it still sucks!!! Sorry!
And fact: glass doesn't like grid, or sand. Or any of that stuff.
PS: Sorry about the scratch, that sucks. :(
I will be getting some screen protectors asap.
I even tried to buy them earlier this week but no one would sell me any iP4 accessories until yesterday. Because I got my phone Wednesday I left the shipping protectors on both sides until Best But opened yesterday to install them!
Zagg has been advertising it for over a month.
kinda thick strand of hair...
That Nike emblem looking smudge is a scratch. But doesn't effect when takings pics.
Hopefully there are protectors for the front and the back glass panel so I wouldn't have to worry about the back cover as I usually do with my iPhone 3G and 3GS...
Apple, hurry up and send the iPhone 4 to Australia! We're waiting for it....
And to those saying everyone should get a protector, I didn't pay £400 for a phone with a stunning display to cover it with a crappy £20 piece of plastic. If you need a protector, there's a design flaw.
Stupid O2 provider has refused to replace it.. blaming me for wear and tear :(
Can the glass covers be replaced? I normally see no problems with having usage marks on a product. But the fact that Steve Jobs especially emphasized on the robustness of the new material leaves me in deep disappointment. Clearly, the design perfectionism of iphone4 makes it harder to oversee them. They shine at you, with a special glare, reminding you, in your face, again and again, that you didn't care... ;-(
but you DID care. And it still happened. And apple doesn't care at all.
Dropped my phone from about 2 feet twice in the last 2 days and was "gifted" a scratch each time.
Why am I pissed? Because the FIRST thing they point out on the design page is how durable this glass is. Apparently not.
Called Customer Relations and they, somewhat understandably, are only willing to give me a replacement for $99. The scratches certainly aren't worth that much.
But, DO NOT BELIEVE THEIR CLAIMS OF HOW GREAT THIS GLASS IS. It's glass. It WILL scratch. Get a screen cover.
I've been treating my phone with extreme care. With the 3G S, I had no scratches, even after dropping the phone several times and so forth. The iPhone 4 seems to scratch very easily and I'm highly disappointed.
On the front ánd on the back..
I have it for two weeks now and have been really careful, but still.. the scratches are there.
Yeah it sucks having an iPhone 4 that scratches but what it means by being scratch resistant is that you can only see the scratches in certain light like sun light. Have you noticed that apples srore lights are always bright and white its so they dont show the scratches. But i understand why people are frustrated. Lieing will get you a new iPhone 99.9 percent of the time. After awhile like a 3GS and a 3G, you just dont care anymore if it gets a scratch. I had a ZAGG invisible shield full body and you guys it really helps. Cases eh on the other hand will not work with the zagg. Most of the cases i have and i have 13 cases dont work with the zagg.
Yeah it sucks having an iPhone 4 that scratches but what it means by being scratch resistant is that you can only see the scratches in certain light like sun light. Have you noticed that apples srore lights are always bright and white its so they dont show the scratches. But i understand why people are frustrated. Lieing will get you a new iPhone 99.9 percent of the time. After awhile like a 3GS and a 3G, you just dont care anymore if it gets a scratch. I had a ZAGG invisible shield full body and you guys it really helps. Cases eh on the other hand will not work with the zagg. Most of the cases i have and i have 13 cases dont work with the zagg. ALSO GET A OTTERBOX DEFENDER CASE. THOSE WILL HELP OUT THROUGH A TON OF STUFF.
1) when you spend $1000 (Aussie) dollars on a smartphone you expect quality and when Apple make a point of going on about the durability of the screen, you expect just that - durability.
2) why did you post in this forum? The posters here are either verifying the problem, looking for a solution, or offering one. Their posts are therefore not a waste of their time - what about yours?
3) what about just good manners? The anonymity of the internet doesn't excuse you for being an a$$hole. Get back in your caves.