iPhone 6 Scratched Screen Issue Could be the New ‘Bendgate’
After iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate upset many Apple fans, yet another issue with the iPhone 6’s hardware threatens to disappoint.
Announced back in September, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus quickly became a ‘must have’ item. Only, upon release, Apple’s latest flagship smartphone didn’t display the quality that had been offered.
While a plethora of iOS 8 problems (including one that wouldn’t let users make calls) broke the software, iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate was a massive hardware problem instead. Thousands of users reported that the aluminium body of their iPhone 6 Plus had been bending under pressure – including when the phone was put into a tight, jean pocket.
At the time, Apple stock prices tumbled and so the company vehemently denied it saying that just nine people had reported bending. But with iPhone 6 screens now also being an issue, this is one problem the company can’t afford to ignore.
According to AppleInsider, many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users have had to cart their handsets off to Apple Stores to report odd scratches with their screens. Users in the official forum are reporting that the scratches even show up after the utmost of care and the thread has now been viewed over 100,000 times, seeming to suggest that plenty are looking for advice. Meanwhile, the publication also notes that the scratches on their iPhones were so deep that they could be felt with a thumbnails and seen when the device is off.
The reason for this could be the fact that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have no bezel as Apple have used a curved display glass to make the phone look and feel better instead. But at what cost? With the previous iPhone 5 design thrown out (the iPhone 5 used flat pieces of glass surrounded in thermoplastic and polymer), the new iPhone 6 models offer lesser shock resistance and less scratch resistance too since laying your phone on its face leaves it completely vulnerable to scratches from whatever you laid it down on.
Sadly, while the problem seems to be quite a serious issue, Apple doesn’t have specific rules on how to deal with it. Some users said that they got new screens from the Apple Store while others said that heading in-store proved fruitless. Still, if you are having problems with your iPhone’s screen, you should at least test your chances and visit Apple to see what they can do.
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