iPhone 6s Screen Scratches Appearing on Early Models
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iPhone 6s Screen Scratches Appearing on Early Models



The iPhone 6s is less than a week old, but there’s already some turmoil brewing for the new device, as scratches are appearing on the iPhone 6s’s screen for some users.

The iPhone 6s was announced earlier this month and released last week. The new device keeps the same overall design and look as the iPhone 6, but comes with a few improvements and new features. The iPhone 6s comes with a faster processor, more memory, a much better camera, and a new display technology called 3D Touch.

The new camera can now shoot 12-megapixel photos instead of just 8-megapixel shots, and it can also record 4K video, which has a resolution that’s 4x larger than 1080p HD, making for some highly detailed videos.

Perhaps the biggest feature of the new device is the 3D Touch screen, which allows users to tap to select items and open up apps, but also press harder on the screen to bring up alternative options and other shortcuts to make navigation quicker and easier, similar to left-click and right-click on a mouse.

However, some users aren’t quite having an optimal time with their new smartphones, as some users are reporting that their iPhone 6s screens are scratching fairly easily, even though the display is made of stronger glass this time around.


Tech pundit Robert Scoble reports that his new iPhone 6s Plus “has a scratch on its screen already (actually several scratches),” and believes that it’s way easier to scratch the screen on the iPhone 6s than on previous iPhone models.

We’re not terribly surprised by this, as the iPhone 6 received the same worrisome experiences from new owners, and no matter how strong the glass is on a smartphone, it’s bound to scratch somewhat with the right angle and pressure from a sharp object.

There’s even a YouTube video that goes through different scratch tests on the new iPhone 6s, with regular car keys not doing a whole lot of damage, but a razor blade and sandpaper were a different story. The sandpaper is an interesting scratch test that many users overlook, as it’s really easy to scratch a screen with tiny rocks and sand particles that can make there way into your pocket without you realizing. These can scratch up an iPhone screen fairly easily.

Of course, there are some ways that you can repair surface scratches on your iPhone’s screen if you really want to go that route, since AppleCare likely won’t cover that kind of damage.

Of course, you can’t fix a scratch, but rather mask it so that it’s hidden more. To really fix a scratch on an iPhone screen, you’d have to replace the display, which can be costly.

However, there’s a pretty easy way to hide any scratches on your screen, as well as protecting against any future scratches from occurring.

All you need is a screen protector (which work just fine on the iPhone 6s’s 3D Touch screen). It may seem odd, but the adhesive from the screen protector will actually fill in any scratches and make them nearly invisible. I tried it on my dad’s iPhone a while back and it worked great. The screen was full of scratches, but after installing a screen protector, many of the scratches were hard to see.

If you have the iPhone 6s, it’s best to put a screen protector on it as soon as possible to prevent it from getting scratched up. You may think that you baby your iPhone to prevent it from getting scratches in the first place, but little things that you forget about can wreak havoc on your iPhone’s screen pretty quickly.



  1. Hildy J

    09/29/2015 at 1:45 pm

    “It’s bound to scratch somewhat with the right angle and pressure from a sharp object.” That’s not how it works. Softer materials can’t scratch harder materials (although the can bend them with the right pressure). You are right that some of the particles in sand/rocks/dirt (generally quartz) can scratch glass but if steel razor blades are scratching the screen then it must have a non-glass layer over the glass because steel doesn’t scratch glass

  2. jimr450

    09/29/2015 at 2:16 pm

    There’s always going to be those few a-holes who damage their device and blame the manufacturer instead of themselves. The new glass is stronger/harder than the old glass, but that does NOT mean it’s scratch proof.

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  4. Dmizay

    10/21/2015 at 11:36 pm

    My phone is only 3 weeks old it’s got 100s of hairline scratches on the screen just for placing in my pocket this is a joke and I wouldn’t recommend buying the phone until apple acknowledged the issue, my friends Samsung s6edge does not have this issue its month old. Come on Apple glass is weaker this time round somethings gone wrong.

  5. RobwerWaite

    11/17/2015 at 9:04 am

    600 quids worth of scratch glass is what I bought

  6. Kate

    11/29/2015 at 5:05 am

    iPhone 6S is my third phone by Apple. All this time I was wearing zircon (yes, not even diamond ones) earings, which had no effect on iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S. After one month of using iPhone 6S, deep scratches can be found all over the upper part of the device, which is caused by nothing else than actually making calls. I had no intention to damage my phone, i carry it in hangbag in special pocket to prevent it from contacting keys or other sharp stuff. Based on my experience, the glass is not that strong as previous models / I have some imperfect piece.

  7. PC

    12/27/2015 at 11:17 am

    I haven’t even had my 6s for a month and it’s already scratched. I never had any scratches with my 4 or 5s. Also I hate the ‘feel’ of this screen. Grr.

  8. Kaybenz

    03/30/2016 at 6:30 am

    My iPod is shit nihgaz

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