I bought mine last Friday. 4 days later I notice nasty scuffs on the ionised alluminium around the casing. There was not a single scratch anywhere else! I had it for 4 days and it looked like the paint had simply peeled off. No other scratches anywhere else but the coloured alluminium bit. I´d been really looking after it all those...FOUR days lol i did some research on the net and found there were leaks about this issue delaying ipad mini's release and similar problems with the iphone 5. Other people are experiencing similar issues. I returned mine today and luckily got a full refund. If you've had this happen to you let ppl know and post your story. It's still early on but many people are noticing scuffs and paint peeling off already only a week into the device's release! apple is really taking a mick with this!