Step 1: About the phone
I have the new iPhone and it is certainly a wonderful toy. You protect it but somehow something scratches the front. Perhaps you left your keys in the same pocket, or you put the phone face down on a table or surface where there happened to be sand, or some other abrasive on it. Regardless of what caused it, it is a debeautifying mark that needs to be removed. I will detail the process of removing the scratch. I did not take photos during the process but it is not complex, just time consuming.
Step 2: What you need - Scratchy Surface
Clean, New rag.
*New hard Felt buffing wheel, or one that has only been used on glass.
1200 grit wet dry sand paper
*1600 grit wet dry sand paper
Cerium Oxide (more about this later)
With harder surfaces you need to figure out what kind of scratch it is. Is it a deeper scratch, or was the surface simply scuffed? To find this out, run your fingernail over a cleaned screen and if you can't feel it, go on to step 4. If you can feel it, you cannot simply polish it out. You must go into the danger zone and put sandpaper on your phone and give it a good rub down.