Will the new plastic black not scratch more?

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Guys, I have always worn a case over my iPhone so I don't know how well the iPhone 1 scratches or not....will this new black plastic be more scratch resistant or less? My guess would be less because it's plastic but knowing Apple, it'll be more..
 

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i don't see how plastic can be more scratch resistant than aluminum.
 

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Yeah me either. Maybe if it is the flat black plastic like the front of the iPod Classics are made of, but it's obviously not on the iPhone 3G.
 

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i don't see how plastic can be more scratch resistant than aluminum.
I agree, i think thinks its going to scratch a lot more.
Is it the same material as the macbooks?
If so then those scratch a lot.
 

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As I mentioned in another thread, if it should become all scratched up just apply an aftermarket skin to it and cover it up. Or cover it with a clear skin and replace the clear skins once they become scratched up. Just a thought
 

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I agree, i think thinks its going to scratch a lot more.
Is it the same material as the macbooks?
If so then those scratch a lot.
I have very little scratches on my 2 yo BlackBook.
 

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I agree, i think thinks its going to scratch a lot more.
Is it the same material as the macbooks?
If so then those scratch a lot.
I hope its the complete opposite of the MacBooks! My white macbook picks up scratches like there's no tomorrow.
 

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I hope its the complete opposite of the MacBooks! My white macbook picks up scratches like there's no tomorrow.
haha, im with you on this one. Im guessing the black one does as well its just not as noticeable.
 

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haha, im with you on this one. Im guessing the black one does as well its just not as noticeable.
The black MacBook is a flat looking black...it doesn't look like it does get scratched as much but someone a few posts up said their Black MacBook scratches a lot too.
 

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on a $200 mass-produced phone? I don't think so. It would have been cheaper just to use aluminum again.

what makes it worse is the curvature of the back... the center is going to get beaten to hell.

Of course, because it is plastic, it will be buff-able... of course, that will also make it a shiny back.
 

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because when you set it down, it's the spot that will ALWAYS be in contact with that surface. Plus, if the back is curved, and you set the phone down hastily, it will probably spin a little, scratching it further.
 

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on a $200 mass-produced phone? I don't think so. It would have been cheaper just to use aluminum again.
Why? How costly is it?

Apparently it is shiny black so I really have no clue until I start using it. :laugh2:
 

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because when you set it down, it's the spot that will ALWAYS be in contact with that surface. Plus, if the back is curved, and you set the phone down hastily, it will probably spin a little, scratching it further.
I don't think itll spin. In the Mobile Me guided tour, the guy had the new iPhone and he set it down many times. It stayed still and didn't budge at all. It stayed still just like iPhone V1
 

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to be honest, i'm not sure, but the whole point of using a plastic back HAS to be to lessen the production cost, so i don't see Apple taking an extra step to protect it.
 

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to be honest, i'm not sure, but the whole point of using a plastic back HAS to be to lessen the production cost, so i don't see Apple taking an extra step to protect it.
I think it's to improve signal with those extra radios. Same thing they did with the Titanium "windows" and the move from titanium to aluminum.
 

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to be honest, i'm not sure, but the whole point of using a plastic back HAS to be to lessen the production cost, so i don't see Apple taking an extra step to protect it.
Yeah, but im sure they wouldn't make a cheap product that no ones going to be happy with.