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Old Mar 21, 2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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Scratches on back panel

Hello fellow iPod touch users. I have bought the iPod touch 4g a week ago and when I unboxed the itouch at day one it looked beautiful and it was flawless. A week later,it is covered in dozens of scratches. The scratches are very small and are scattered on the back panel. I handled the itouch very carefully during the week and I haven't dropped/bumped it. I didn't get a case for it because it seemed durable enough to resist the scratching but it seems that I'm wrong. Is there a way to remove/hide the scratches and prevent more from happening(without a case)?
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 08:41 AM   #2
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Metal scratches. Either put a case on it, or get on with your day. When Apple invents scratchless metal you'll be the first to know
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 09:21 AM   #3
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Anything that is shiny chrome will scratch.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 10:05 AM   #4
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Chrome is one of the most scratchable metals in existence. Why Apple decided to use it is beyond me.

But you should ALWAYS get a case if you are picky about scratches. If you don't care, then don't get one.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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Sadly the back of the iPod touch 4 gets scratched very easily.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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The stainless steel back on those Touches and iPod Classics scratch so easily by just wiping it down with a cloth. It is a joke using that material on those things. Glad the latest Touch doesn't have those backs.

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Old Mar 21, 2013, 11:30 PM   #7
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U should get a case of the Touch 4, i got a case on mine because it was way too slim to use without one.

Talking about the material, i prefer the durability of Touch 4 better. Even if it scratches, it feel lots more sturdier than Touch 5. Touch 5, btw, has problem with color peeling off at the lightning jack if you misplace the cable many times.
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Metal polish....like they would use for chrome on cars.
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i think the dust from cases causes scratches
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 01:45 PM   #10
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Hello fellow iPod touch users. I have bought the iPod touch 4g a week ago and when I unboxed the itouch at day one it looked beautiful and it was flawless. A week later,it is covered in dozens of scratches. The scratches are very small and are scattered on the back panel. I handled the itouch very carefully during the week and I haven't dropped/bumped it. I didn't get a case for it because it seemed durable enough to resist the scratching but it seems that I'm wrong. Is there a way to remove/hide the scratches and prevent more from happening(without a case)?
Didn't you know that all iPods scratch? How is this new to you? Just put a case on it. I would be more concerned about the screen breaking.
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