iPad mini iPad Mini Wifi Black/Slate owners. Scuffs?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FatGuy007, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2012
    New York
    I am waiting for my LTE version, and wondering if it's the same way. Would owners kindly closely look at the back to see any scuffs or scratches?

    Have you been using a case?
    How long have you had it?
    If you got a scuff, how long did you have it for?
  2. macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    mine is fine, and hasn't gotten any scuffs so far
  3. macrumors 65816


    Dec 11, 2009
    Ditto. Handle your mini with some kind of care and it'll stay looking good.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2012
    New York
    I got a smart cover but no back some i'm just wondering.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    Pristine right out of the box. No case, have had it so since release. I do have Smart Cover, but I only use it if I take the mini out of the house.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Dubai x Toronto
    Mine was flawless when it arrived, however the bezel is starting to show scuffs and it hasn't left my house. Have a smart cover. Back isn't a problem yet. I think same was with the iPhone 5, the edges/bezel is the problem with scuffing.
  7. macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2012
    No scratches on mine yet. Only a smart cover right now but I did order one of those $1 skinomi skins and a sleeve for when I take it out
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Had two microscopic scuffs on my white iPad mini when I took it out of the box in the store. Had them box it back up and give me a different one. There was another scuff where the metal meets the front glass. Exchanged it again and asked for a black one. There were tiny silver marks on the very edges of the metal. Told the Apple Store employee helping me to please get another black one, but again it had a few pin-sized marks, this time near the lightning port.

    Finally asked to try white again. Had another pin-sized scratch on the edge but I accepted it after I was offered a $10 iTunes card.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Same here. I really, really like the look of the black one w/ red smart cover and no other protection. Perhaps it will not stay in pristine condition on the back for very long. I don't make special efforts to protect my gear against signs of ordinary wear. I'll sleeve this thing when carrying it in a handbag but just to protect the ports.
  10. macrumors 68010


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I think you need something important to worry about.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2012
    Coral Gables, FL
    No scuffs here. I've been keeping in the box while not in use because I'm still waiting on my case to ship. Can never be too careful.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
    Bristol, England.
    I have a tiny paint chip on the back from when I used the smart cover to prop my iPad up so I could watch something, then pressed down on the volume button too hard and it fell off the smart cover. Barely noticable though and other than that its prestine.
  13. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    For what it's worth. I have a case I bought from amazon. I initially liked the idea of going caseless as the Mini is rather svelte. However, after using it in the case, the overall experience is the same as with the larger iPad. In other words: get a really light case, it will protect the Mini and also improve the grip considerably.

    Feels better with a case also.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Mar 11, 2008
    I had the same thing happen (popped it off the smart cover). It slide across my desk, over the edge and then into my hands. Checked it throughly and no scratches, nicks, or marks at all. So I'd say it's prone to scuffing at all, but obviously can if try hard enough.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2008
    NYC, NY
    Got a silver knick in the top right corner of my iPad mini, and I got a case after that. Was using a Smart Cover previously. It made me sad because I was treating it well. Oh well.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2011
    One thing to watch out for, Rings.

    Rings beat the day lights out of the the edge of the bezel on the iPad and ladies the iPhone 5

    Watching one with a ring on the thumb and one on nearly every knuckle all I heard during the demo was clicks and scrapes of metal on metal.
  17. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Scuff free, but I'm taking extra care of it, until my back protector comes in
  18. macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    1st world problems.
  19. macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    Nottingham, UK
  20. macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
  21. macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Pretty sure this can fit in textbooks as a case for OCD.

    Mine's perfectly fine BTW.
  22. macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2011
    16gb Slate w/ no scratches out of the box. My iPhone 5 was the same way; pristine.
  23. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    4 days - mines perfect - more forum hypochondria......
  24. macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2006
    No scuffs, put it in a cheap TPU cover from day one. The front has no protection except on the edges where the TPU cover flaps over.
  25. macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2012
    New York
    Have a 32GB mini and it is still in pristine condition. No protection at all and I may keep it that way, but thinking of getting that beautiful red Smart Cover.

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