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Old Jan 15, 2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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For those who own the iPad Mini black/slate

After these 2 months and a half, do you notice scratches on the back?

Is the anodized aluminium going well or have you noticed scratches like with the iPhone 5?
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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I've had the black mini since Christmas and only had a Smart Cover on it for the first two weeks and not a scratch and while I don't abuse it I would not say I was overly careful with it. I did get a switch easy back buddy about a week ago and love it.

I also have an iPhone 5 in black since its release and not a scratch.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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I've had my iPad mini in black/Slate since mid November and only use the red smart cover on it. I am careful with it but it does get banged around in my messenger bag or backpack and no scratches or marks on it yet.

I've also had the black iPhone 5 since launch day and no scratches or dings at all.
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No scratches here either. It's been in a case too.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:19 AM   #5
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Just get applecare. Its better than worrying about scratches. I still think it's a better buy that glas-t and a rear shield. And you will still have a higher resale value.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 07:01 AM   #6
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I picked a (beautiful!) black/slate mini up on launch day along with a Smart Cover, but I was concerned about the back (not from any reports of scratches I'd read, just common sense because it's exposed and not protected if you throw it in a bag) so I bought a soft padded case I can slide my mini with Smart Cover into when I take it anywhere.

I use the device daily and there are no scratches on it, or marks or problems at all - it looks brand new still, but I'm not the type of person that mistreats or ignores how he handles/cares for his devices. I'm not the type that demands I or others use gloves when handling my devices either - somewhere in between I suppose.
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