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They will still sell you apple protect (or whatever it's called).

 

What a scam.

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post #52 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by CBZ323 View Post

They will still sell you apple protect (or whatever it's called).

What a scam.

Apple Care is for the entire phone, if anything goes wrong with it, they replace it for you.

How is it a scam for them to help you apply a screen protector?
post #53 of 139
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Originally Posted by mrawesome421 View Post

Uh, no, not quite.

Some change in the same pocket as your phone (simple one time mistake..) and within a 12 hr day you're screen should see some of that 'screen to coin' action that's been going on in your pocket all day between the two. I'm really not sure wth this scratch-resistant screen rumor came from, but it's not how it really is. Gorilla Glass, or w/e it is, it shows scratch's easier than it's advertised.

An object can scratch another object if its hardness is greater than or equal to the scratched object.


Gorilla glass has a hardness rating of between 622-700 on the HV10 scale. In order for an object to scratch it then it must have a hardness rating of 700 or greater.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorilla_Glass

Coins, like quarters and dimes, are made out of coprenickel, which is a copper nickel alloy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter_(United_States_coin)

Copernickel has a hardness rating of between 90-140, and a bit more if you if you use cold working.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupronickel

https://www.nickelinstitute.org/~/Media/Files/TechnicalLiterature/Copper_NickelAlloys_PropertiesandApplications_12007_.pdf

So no, coins cannot scratch gorilla glass. Neither can anything else in your pocket.

Some of the silicates in sand, or the hardened minerals in rocks can have a hardness rating greater than 700, but coins and keys do not. If you work in a rock query get a screen protector. The rest of us are probably safe.
post #54 of 139
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Originally Posted by mothergoose729 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrawesome421 View Post

Uh, no, not quite.

Some change in the same pocket as your phone (simple one time mistake..) and within a 12 hr day you're screen should see some of that 'screen to coin' action that's been going on in your pocket all day between the two. I'm really not sure wth this scratch-resistant screen rumor came from, but it's not how it really is. Gorilla Glass, or w/e it is, it shows scratch's easier than it's advertised.

An object can scratch another object if its hardness is greater than or equal to the scratched object. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Gorilla glass has a hardness rating of between 622-700 on the HV10 scale. In order for an object to scratch it then it must have a hardness rating of 700 or greater.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorilla_Glass

Coins, like quarters and dimes, are made out of coprenickel, which is a copper nickel alloy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter_(United_States_coin)

Copernickel has a hardness rating of between 90-140, and a bit more if you if you use cold working.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupronickel

https://www.nickelinstitute.org/~/Media/Files/TechnicalLiterature/Copper_NickelAlloys_PropertiesandApplications_12007_.pdf

So no, coins cannot scratch gorilla glass. Neither can anything else in your pocket.

Some of the silicates in sand, or the hardened minerals in rocks can have a hardness rating greater than 700, but coins and keys do not. If you work in a rock query get a screen protector. The rest of us are probably safe.

 

+1

 

And the main reason to use a screen protector is to prevent shattered glass from escaping. The protector should retain all of the shards in the area that it covers (minus a little bit near the edges for good measure). Gorilla Glass is still glass, it's not going to chunk like acrylic.

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post #55 of 139
Would prefer to use tempered glass rather than one of these plastic screen protectors tbh. I'll happily trade the increased weight for screen protection from an accidental fall.
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post #56 of 139
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Originally Posted by mothergoose729 View Post

Some of the silicates in sand, or the hardened minerals in rocks can have a hardness rating greater than 700, but coins and keys do not. If you work in a rock query get a screen protector. The rest of us are probably safe.

Your science is all fine and great but your phone will get scratched anyway. And the harder it is the easier it will break.

I'm a fan of Belking tempered glass protectors. Spend $10 every six months and you will have a flawless phone all the time.
post #57 of 139
The people who say Gorilla glass phones can't get scratched in your pocket must never go outside or something. My Gorilla Glass Galaxy S5 has many small scratches all over the screen surface, and I've never dropped it. Just dirt/sand that might get on your hands and into your pocket is enough to scratch the screen up.
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The people who say Gorilla glass phones can't get scratched in your pocket must never go outside or something. My Gorilla Glass Galaxy S5 has many small scratches all over the screen surface, and I've never dropped it. Just dirt/sand that might get on your hands and into your pocket is enough to scratch the screen up.

There are 0 scratch on my OnePlus One and Galaxy S6. Never had problems. Just keep pockets clean.
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post #59 of 139
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There are 0 scratch on my OnePlus One and Galaxy S6. Never had problems. Just keep pockets clean.

Depends on the threshold. If you are not using a screen protector it's impossible to have a scratch free screen unless you don't use your phone at all.
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Depends on the threshold. If you are not using a screen protector it's impossible to have a scratch free screen unless you don't use your phone at all.

How is the phone going to get sctached? I have a case which means no matter how its is facing the glass will not touch any surface. My pockets are clean. So the only thing that is touching my phone is my fingers and the jeans pocket. I make sure I keep coins on my jacket and keys in my other pocket. Even when I have headphone with my phone i have the jack always plugged in even in pocket.
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