Apple case turning iPad blue?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by ajones46, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else having this problem? I have a skin from bestskinsever (similar to Zagg) on my iPad, just to protect it from scratches and I also the Apple Case on it. I just took my iPad out to clean the edges cause lots of gunk was getting in there, and on the back of my iPad was blue imprints from the Apple Case! WTF!? Anyone else using the same/similar combo and getting the same result as me?
     

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    got the exact same thing! tried cleaning it but nothing gets it out.
     
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    doodude

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    Wouldnt that be caused by the case getting wet/damp? And I suppose that could happen in a myriad of ways from high humidity, rain, wet gym clothes...:confused:

    I just checked mine & its ok but I havent been anywhere really ( Im on a medical leave ) but it sure scares the hell out of me!?

    How long have you had it in that case?
     
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    jaw04005

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    Do you have an invisible shield type of protector on your iPad also? Could be some sort of reaction between the plastic protector and the iPad material caused by heat or moisture (humidity, etc).

    I have the Apple case and haven’t had this issue. However, I take the iPad out of it fairly frequently. You would think Apple’s first-party accessories would be of better quality.

    Although I just had to throw away the free Apple bumper because it scratched and scuffed the hell out of my iPhone 4’s bezel. Looked inside the bumper and realized it had little shards of hard plastic between the groves.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't look good...looks like the case got damp.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    It is a known issue with the skin and apple case..all the skins made out of that material do the same thing.
     
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    It's happened to the skin on the outside right? Not the ipad itself, I guess it just can't take the pressure against the case or something.
     
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    Consultant

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    My iPad with apple case is fine.
     
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    CristobalHuet

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    ******** Apple Case gave me the same thing, using a BSE as well here. :(

    I also got sick of cleaning the iPad with the case on, which is a massive dust magnet.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My case has never once gotten wet.

    I think it has to be some mind of reaction between the skin and case. I can't get it to come out for the life of me. Tried alcohol and acetone. I'm gonna try some ammonia and maybe some vinegar see what that does. Yay chemistry...
     
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    Rooskibar03

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    Pretty common issue. This image was taken about a month ago. Looks even worse now.

    Its never been wet and humity isn't an issue here. Just a fact of life with the invisi skin and the case. None of friends with the case has this issue if they are running naked under it.

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  12. macrumors 6502

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    Been using the apple case with my pad for months, haven't seen this problem yet.
     
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    CristobalHuet

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    Do you have a BSE/Wrapsol/IS?
     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    Yep! I see the problem as well. No blue yet but I see a very faint square on the back of the iPad. It won't come out.

    I've had this case on my iPad 3G since release day.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    Not outside but inside

    I have the Zagg shield on the screen side...and noticed that the flap has caused the shield on that side to turn blue- and no...I've never gotten the pad wet.
     

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    One naked pad, one with an IS on it. Neither is showing any blue.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Hmm. I must ask, does it change the color of the actual iPad itself, or just the film?

    I'm worried.:confused:
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    Have had my iPad In the Apple Case for three months now. First time it ever took it out of the case was tonight to see if my iPad was turning blue as well... Well the verdict here is.... No blue staining so far....
     
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    gcmexico

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    Don't do that...just make a genius appointment, and they should take care of you...don't put any liquids on your device
     
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    Whew, you had me in real suspense for a second there...:eek:
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As far as I can tell, it's only on the best skins, and hasn't gone all the way down to my actual iPad. And I doubt that making a genius appointment will help me very much since it's not on the actual device. Plus the nearest Apple Store is about an hour away.

    And its a permanent stain. Nothing I'm doing is making the slightest difference. :mad:
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    The exact same thing happened to mine as well. I have the Wrapsol original on the back and sides of my iPad, and it has staining in various spots on the back and sides. Very weird, and like you no amount of scrubbing or rubbing will get the stains to lift. They are definitely permanent. I lifted a section of the skin where it's stained and it hasn't gone through and affected the iPad at all. Luckily I have a second set of Wrapsol skins from a warranty issue laying around that I never got around to putting on. Once I put the new skins on though, no more case for me.
     
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    alphaod

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    I used to have a skin on my Mac; I noticed that with use, the skin would turn blue by itself (without using other cases, etc.), so I don't think this has anything to do with the Apple case: the skins just react to the environment naturally.
     
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    Jaro65

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    I have my iPad in the Apple case 24/7. I just checked and I don't see any discoloration. Perhaps some cases were defective?
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure that's necessarily the case. In my experience, and mind you it's just my experience none of the skins I've ever used have discolored. I have Wrapsol skins on my MacBook Pro, two different iPhones, my iPad and one of my iPods. The markings on the back of the iPads pictured in this thread show that the stains are all in the same spot from the Apple case. I had put the case back on the iPad recently after not using it for a few months, had it on for roughly two weeks, then took it off and saw the stains. During the time of not using the case, I had the Wrapsol on the iPad and was using it heavily. No signs of staining before I put the case on. I could be wrong though, definitely wouldn't be the first time :D.

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