Do the new nanos scratch as easy?

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  1. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    Im looking at upgrading to a silver one to match my macbook pro. Would i need to get a case for this one too? I have an agent 18 on my current 4Gb Nano.
     
  2. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    That the beauty of it! After years of use, only minor scratches will be evident! Unless you rub it on the floor of a parking lot :D
     
  3. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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    Since when have scratches ever not been a problem with iPods?
     
  4. After G macrumors 68000

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    I'd say get a case. Even if the new iPods are metal, there's always something harder to scratch it with.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea i know those cotton lined pockets are outa control
     
  6. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    then they should make an idiamond...
     
  7. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    even then, all those people walking around with lasers in their pockets would scratch them
     
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    The metal enclosure is scratch-able, but if you're careful with it you won't need to keep it in a case. However, you will probably want to invest in a screen cover.
     
  9. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    To answer the OP question, No it doesnt. I bought my new blue 4gb nano today, and unforutantely there isnt any cases for it so i put it in the sleeve that apple gave with the orignal nanos. I remember putting my 1G nano in there, to then be amazed at all the hairline scratches. This aluminum nano is bad ass, and not 1 scratch. It also seems like the screen is lil bit bigger..the brighter screen is a BIG UPGRADE from past nanos.
     
  10. Mundy macrumors regular

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    If the anodized aluminum on the new Nanos is like my RAZR V3c, then it will be very scratch-resistant.

    My gray RAZR has taken four or five falls to the ground over the course of the past year. There isn't a single scratch on the thing!
     
  11. ryanx27 macrumors member

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    Some of us have cars and houses, so we have keys in those pockets...
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    If the new nanos are comparable with the 1G minis (which is what I have and can comment on) then you actually going to have trouble making scratches in it even if you want to.

    As I've sayd more than once here at MR: My 2 1/2 year old mini is flawless, only a minute scratch in the glass (after an unfortunate incident where the mini and my keys ended up in the same trouser pocket). It even went tumbling down a concrete staircase at one point. Never had any protective cases on it (except for the belt clip), and the metal looks like it did the day I got it... :)
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hence multiple pockets lol

    yea i try to keep all keys in one pocket and ipod all alone in another
     
  14. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Ditto
     
  15. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Yeah! Keep m v3c in my pocket all day and no scratches yet!
     
  16. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    No scratches on my green iPod mini, and I'm pretty abusive. :eek:
     

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