iPad mini so does the mini scratch like the iphone 5?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Acorn, Nov 13, 2012.

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    Acorn

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    Havent seen to many scratch threads. Im wondering if the scratch problem is gone or doesnt effect the minis. maybe they are like the ipods and dont scratch? I have a mini but its sealed for a christmas gift so there is no way for me to tell.

    I would expect to see threads out the ying yang by now if they scratched easily.
     
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    I'm wondering the same thing. Fear of scraping paint on the black version, for example, is one reason I went with the white one. (Coupled with ease of fingerprinting...though the black really is sharper looking...)
     
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    Mine hasn't scratched and I don't have a case on it. Then again, my iPhone 5 hasn't scratched either. I'm not super careful with either device.

    I'm thinking some people just treat their devices like total crap.
     
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    Check them out in store - the black ones appear to be prone to scratching on the ones I checked - obvious marks around on/off switch. I've kept my black iphone 5 in a case and with a screen protector from day 1 - have an obvious mark/silver showing through on the bezel, no idea how it happened. No particular gripe, I don't mind, just stating facts
     
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    I've had my black mini for a couple of weeks now (first naked, then smart cover) and there are no signs of scratching anywhere.
     
  6. Guest

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    No - people just tend to put cases on them, to prevent them from scratching, but it then ironically ends up scratching the ***** out of it when debris gets lodged between the case and the phone.

    It's almost like an inbuilt karma feature for trying to hide the beauty of the ip5/ipad mini in the first place :D
     
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    Acorn

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    A few posts have popped up about scratching but nothing as bad as I thought they would. I purchased a white one just in case. I think it may scratch less.
     
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    I had a small nick on my black which was always in a case. It has since gone back for a white.
     
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    mattopotamus

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    same, and I toss that thing around now haha
     
  10. M87
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    My black iPhone 5 is still pristine, no case. But if you buy into the hype that looking at a black iPhone 5 the wrong way will cause the paint to fall off I don't see why you'd feel any less paranoid about the mini.
     
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    +1
     
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    I wanted the white mini for this reason, but my local best buy didn't get them because of the hurricane on launch day, so I went with a black one.

    The case I am using only protects the back and front (tabs hold the device In place) and I haven't gotten any scratches yet.
     

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