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Jeff Campbell
06-24-2010, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gizmodo.com/5570742/first-iphone-4-scratch-on-its-ultradurable-glass-wont-be-the-last?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)' target='_blank'>http://gizmodo.com/5570742/first-ip.../full+(Gizmodo)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"When the iPhone 4's screen was shattered, people said that the test wasn't valid. Only scratch-resistant. But it seems that "30 times harder than plastic" can still be scratched in normal use."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1277311782.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>It isn't a great picture but you can still see some scratches. And Apple never said it was "indestructible" as the Engadge article states, but it is cause for concern if this was just from normal wear and tear. Walt Mossberg said he didn't have the same issue, and he dropped his review unit a few times from varying heights, but of course we don't know what "normal use" included. In pocket with keys? I expect a few scratches out of any device that gets as much use as my iPhone, but if it's glass then I would hope that it is more resistant than this review unit.</p>

06-24-2010, 06:15 PM
I just bought a case for mine today - not bumpers. I wanted to protect the back. As a nice side benefit, the case "solves" the antenna problem reported on Engadget and various other sites.

06-24-2010, 06:39 PM
What Crimsonsky said plus, adding the case (a Frogz slider, for me) makes the phone fit more snugly in the belt pouch I use.

Jeff Campbell
06-25-2010, 12:08 AM
When we finally got through the line today, no bumpers available. But on the way back to work stopped by AT&T, which by the way wasn't selling non-preorder iPhone 4s, but they did have that slider Frogz case. Love it! Much better than the bumper in my opinion (we did get a look at one that one of the Apple employees had on their iPhone 4).