Least scratch noticeable iPod Colour?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by AT101ET, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2012
    UK (London)
    I'm getting the new iPod touch 5th Gen in Black, but before I open it, I'd like to know, which iPod colour is least prone to scratching? I've heard the black one scratches easily and the scratches are very noticeable. Which colour do the scratches not show so explicitly on? That way, I'll know whether to get the black or not. I do like quite a few of the other colours as well...
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2010
    Miami, FL
    Aluminum is pretty soft and will noticeably scratch in any color. Just get a clear case and buy the touch in your favorite color.
  3. macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    They all use the same anodization and aluminum so they all scratch the same. Scratches on black are probably the most visible while scratches on silver are probably the least noticeable.


    I would recommend getting a skin (not a case).
  4. urban.spaceman, Oct 14, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012

    macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    I'm a backpacker, so I could be anywhere
    Perhaps you shouldn't be worrying about which colour is least likely to scratch and should instead take measures to actually look after your expensive products??

    Choose whatever colour you want but maybe getting a case or a skin for the back in the best option for you.
  5. macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2012
    I do think that the backs of Apple products scratch way too easily. I bet the scratches show up more on the colored touch.

    I'm almost afraid to use my pink touch. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of clear skins for it.
  6. macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    None of you guys probably have one. I actually am using one and have been for the past 4 days. The finish apple puts on the aluminum (the same as the MacBook Pro) does not make visible scratches unless they are really hard and deep. I'm using a blue one btw
  7. macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2012
    I have one. It isn't scratched. But, unless Apple's made some major improvements, the back is going to scratch easily. There have been lots of reports of the iPhone 5 scratching. I doubt that the touch will be any better in that regard.
  8. macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2010
    Iowa, USA
    I've had my black one naked all weekend (the iPod's been naked, not me). Not a scratch yet, although if it does scratch it won't bother me much. I don't like putting a case on my devices, so I live with the potential risks and consequences of that. As a side note, the back of the black one picks up fingerprints and smudges pretty badly, but those wipe off easily so it's no big deal.
  9. lief, Nov 24, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2012
    Boo Who, The new aluminum scratches VERY easily....it's not about taking care of a product, its called wear and tear.
    I got myself a silver one because that should be the same color as the base metal underneath.
  10. macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Silver should be the best
  11. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2012
    Neither my Slate Touch nor my blue Nano has any scratches after a month. I have a case for the Touch but not the Nano:



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