Scratches on back panel

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by PODzilla4, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2013
    Hello fellow iPod touch users. I have bought the iPod touch 4g a week ago and when I unboxed the itouch at day one it looked beautiful and it was flawless. A week later,it is covered in dozens of scratches. The scratches are very small and are scattered on the back panel. I handled the itouch very carefully during the week and I haven't dropped/bumped it. I didn't get a case for it because it seemed durable enough to resist the scratching but it seems that I'm wrong. Is there a way to remove/hide the scratches and prevent more from happening(without a case)?
  2. macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Metal scratches. Either put a case on it, or get on with your day. When Apple invents scratchless metal you'll be the first to know:D
  3. macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
  4. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2013
    Chrome is one of the most scratchable metals in existence. Why Apple decided to use it is beyond me.

    But you should ALWAYS get a case if you are picky about scratches. If you don't care, then don't get one.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    Sadly the back of the iPod touch 4 gets scratched very easily.
  6. rgarjr, Mar 21, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013

    macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    The stainless steel back on those Touches and iPod Classics scratch so easily by just wiping it down with a cloth. It is a joke using that material on those things. Glad the latest Touch doesn't have those backs.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    U should get a case of the Touch 4, i got a case on mine because it was way too slim to use without one.

    Talking about the material, i prefer the durability of Touch 4 better. Even if it scratches, it feel lots more sturdier than Touch 5. Touch 5, btw, has problem with color peeling off at the lightning jack if you misplace the cable many times.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2009
    Metal they would use for chrome on cars.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
  10. macrumors 68040

    Jul 2, 2012
    Didn't you know that all iPods scratch? How is this new to you? Just put a case on it. I would be more concerned about the screen breaking.

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