Originally Posted by TenoBell
I supposed I simplified it too much. Yes the iPhone screen can be scratched if you actually put some effort forth. When the iPhone first came out there was a Youtube video of a guy who put it in a bag with keys and jewelry and shook it up. The back of the phone was scratched to hell, but the screen had nothing.
Anecdotes of fool-proof durability prove nothing. It should be obvious by now that there are contradictory anecdotes.
Perhaps you want to qualify even further in order to not look too foolish?
Some examples if you're still not convinced...
When mountain biking I put my iPhone in a sock and then in a built-in pouch inside the small pocket of my camel pack. Sounds like reasonable precautions right? Well it still gets scratched anyway. Some people spend time outdoors where there happens to be dirt.
Or for instance: I am restoring an old home in my spare time. This includes demolition, plastering, landscaping, roofing, etc. I'm not going to leave the iPhone elsewhere since the whole purpose of having a mobile phone is to have it on your person. Well eventually tiny debris, weather asphault shingle grit or crumbling plaster, finds its way into your pocket. And yes, that will scratch an iPhone.
The above scenarios are normal usage that result in scratches. Numerous of other scenarios have been reported if one is willing enough to open their ears and listen.
And please don't come back with a list of how to prevent scratches. People are well aware of how to prevent scratches. Those measures just aren't worth it for people who need to live lives as described above. Not everyone has an office job and then goes home to sit on the couch all night. When the phone accompanies people on the vast array of possible activities in life, many of those activities will result in scratched screens.
Note that I'm not saying the iPhone is fragile nor that there is something wrong with the iPhone. I'm just rejecting outright your somewhat pretentious claim that scratched screens are from misuse.