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Forget ‘Bendgate’ – does the iPhone 6 have a major problem with scratched screens?

iPhone 6 Scratched Screens

Just when the hoopla around bent iPhone 6 Plus models was starting to die down, AppleInsider brings us word that some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are finding that their phones’ screens scratch much more easily than earlier iPhones.

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“Multiple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users have taken to Apple’s Support Communities forum to report issues with the handset’s display cover glass, which they claim is more prone to scratching than previous iPhone models,” AppleInsider writes. “The thread… started on Sep. 23 with user jake.underwood26 saying his iPhone 6 Plus exhibited visible scratching near the display’s corners after ‘extremely’ good care… Many other forum posters followed with similar responses… some compared the iPhone 6 to past iPhone models, noting previous generations were not as prone to surface scratches even after years of use.”

Ironically, one of the reasons that Apple reportedly wanted to move to sapphire instead of Gorilla Glass for its iPhone displays was that sapphire is much more resistant to scratching. But given how badly the company’s adventures with sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies went, it looks like we’ll have to wait a while to see an iPhone with a sapphire display.

As for why the iPhone 6 seems to have a scratching problem, AppleInsider speculates that it might be because “the latest generation iPhone is the first to use a curved display glass with no bezel ‘lip’ to protect against scrapes.” Be sure to read the full report on iPhone 6 scratches by clicking the source link below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.