Evidence of what’s claimed to be a manufacturing flaw with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has emerged online, after owners gathered on Apple forums to complain their handsets’ displays are prone to picking up scratches too easily.
Alighted on by Apple Insider, a thread on Apple’s chatroom features 662 replies, many of whom testify their handset picked up scratches a matter of days after purchase despite being treated with care.
TonosMaximus, contributing to a thread that’s since been viewed over 100,000 times, said: “Had my iPhone 6 for a week now and in just a few days I've managed to pick up 3-4 scratches on the screen.
“My old iPhone 4 which I've had for almost four years has only one scratch. I'm very careful with my phones!”
His sentiments were echoed by pbrand559, who said he had experienced the “same issue”.
He wrote: ”[There are] hair line scratches on the far left and right sides of the screen. Not sure where they came from as I only keep my phone in my pocket and nothing else.
“Technically even if I kept keys in my pocket it still should not scratch. Have had the phone since Tuesday.”
It's not known if the alleged ease with which the phones attract scratches is down to a change in the material used for the displays.
Apple Insider posits that the problem could be down to the handsets' design, which afford the screen less protection than the iPhone 5S.
Chatter of build-quality problems with the new iPhones follow early reports that the iPhone 6 was liable to become bent out of shape when in users' pockets.
The handset also attracted criticism for shipping with a version of Apple’s iOS software that was beset by glitches.
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