iPad mini Do Black iPad Minis still have a easily scuff/scratch issue?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Alundra, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Alundra, Feb 12, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013

    macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2012
    So I've ordered a black Ipad Mini, but now I'm reading online about the issues the black version has with scuffs and scratches revealing with almost no tear and wear, and even for people who use capes/cases.

    I'm starting to regret not having chosen the white version.

    Is there someone here who has a black Ipad and its still in pristine condition?

    also If you have one and it has revealed scuffs how bad is it?

  2. mpayne2k, Feb 12, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013

    macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    Mine has yet to scratch, peel, crack, or any such thing. I doubt for those that had issues it magically went away.

    I think it is more about how you take care of the iPad. I've used it sans case many times and never feared it scuffing or chipping.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2012
    I asked if the issue continues because they could have fixed it in recent manufacturing.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2006
    Aiken, SC
    I don't have a case on mine, and there are still zero scratches or scuffs on it. Nothing to worry about.
  5. macrumors member


    Feb 29, 2012
    North Dakota
    I just got my mini and have taken it everywhere. Still do not have any scratches or scuff marks.

    I will be putting it in a case this week however as I want to keep it looking good and do more outside with it this summer.
  6. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Same here, no issue, and I got mine on release. And I even took mine outside to take pictures while it was snowing, literally. Looks brand new still.
  7. macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2004
    I have a launch day model, and haven't noticed a problem with scuffs, even though I take it in and out of the case every so often. In fact, I was really impressed with whatever material apple made this out of.

    Where are you seeing these reports? Can I see a link? I do not recall this being a problem that was reported.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2011
    Harrisonburg, Va
    Did they use different process or material than the iPhone, because my sister's black iPhone 5 is nicked to hell around the bezel.
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2012
    It's all over the web in Ipad Mini white vs black comparison videos/articles.

    Search the web and you will find it.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    Sure, because everything on the web makes it so, right?

    No really, unless you're prone to dropping your new iPad or have sandpaper hands, you'll be fine. The black is awesome looking! I hope you enjoy your iPad and don't stress too much if it gets a nick here or there, seriously!
  11. macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Launch day mini here. Couple of nicks but that's general wear and tear. No marks on the back
  12. macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2011
    Apple hasn't officially or unoffically acknowledged that there is a problem beyond normal wear-n-tear. as far as they're concerned, there is *nothing* to fix.

    IOW, you're waiting for something that ain't happening.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    Bought a white one for this very reason, and I thought it looked more 'Apple'y than the black. Have a black full size but just liked the white and I have a white phone too and both are in matching red cases which I also like.

    Seen too many iPhone 5's scratched all to hell to go that route but at least with black a dab of paint would sort it out.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2011
    Bought another black mini for my wife last night. Perfect condition.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2011
    Long Island/North Jersey
    If you like black then get black. There is no point in worrying about getting scuffs and marks on it if thats the color you like the look of more. I know people try to keep them nice for resale but just use it like the disposable device it is. As far as "fixing" the finish, there is nothing to fix, part of the downfall of anodized aluminum is its lack of abrasion resistance. Theres no doubt the sharp edges will wear down to the silver aluminum underneath but who gives a ****?
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2013

    Just like the 5 they are more prone to scratching but if you treat your devices with care y oushould not experience abnormal wear and tear
  17. macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2009
    Middle of the Pacific
    Got mine on launch day as well. Still looks great. No scratches. I did put on one of those clear back shells just this past week, as I found on on Amazon for like $4. I like the feel without it, but my nephews play on it, and I wanted a little protection.
  18. macrumors 601

    Oct 23, 2010
    They need to do sticky threads. These same questions keep coming up.
  19. macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2011
    This issue is pretty beyond dead. I've had a Black and Slate iPhone 5 naked since I got it, and it has a really, REALLY small little knick in the edge from where I dropped it, but it is not scuffed at all. I had a Mini for a few weeks before returning it, and it was naked as well, and had 0 scuffs. Just treat the devices right, they're made to last.

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