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iPhone 4: It Can Be Scratched After All

The iPhone problems continue to surface, and this time we turn our attention to the “30 times harder than plastic” aerospace-grade glass. It seems that the iPhone is not as scratch resistant as once thought, as we have a few images that prove it.

A number of tests have been carried out by iPhone users, intending on showing that the iPhone is not as “hard” as Apple makes out. One even going as far as shattering the screen. But even then, people said this was not a valid test as the device is only “scratch-resistant.”

But it might seem that some Apple consumers got carried away, and thought that the iPhone was so good, that it was scratch-proof, and not scratch-resistant as Apple claim. “Chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic,” they say in advertising.

At the end of the day, it’s quite obvious thus far that the iPhone is much more scratch resistant that the previous iPhone models, but from the images below, it shows that we still shouldn’t be treating it as an indestructible plate, or putting it in your pocket where you keep your cigarette lighter and keys, because ultimately it can and will eventually get scratched.

Source: Gizmodo / Trulyfe

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.


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