iPad mini Anyone have this on the back of their mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bacsi, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. bacsi macrumors newbie

    bacsi

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    It came Friday and I was so excited to set it up I never turned it over to look at the back. Last night I found this mess. The finish is chipped around these plugs, too. WTH? It's aready packed up and ready to return. :mad:
     

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  2. Lampmeister macrumors member

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    That's just weird! Hard to tell from pics, but it doesn't look like chips, but more like some sort of issue with an applied coating. What a bummer....it has to be a fluke, and your replacement should be fine.
     
  3. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try wetting that area slightly and then attempting to rub it off? Looks like what I had on my mini around the lightning port and it turned out to be some glue/residue that came right off with a little elbow grease
     
  4. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Dude im sorry. Just go to the apple store and get them to swap it out.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    This. There was glue around my lightning as well
     
  6. bacsi thread starter macrumors newbie

    bacsi

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    It's not glue but some kind of metal..ALmost looks like they filled two holes with metal plugs. Very ugly. Lousy quality control.
     
  7. 28Gauge macrumors 6502

    28Gauge

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    Is the back of the iPad mini made of plastic or metal?
     
  8. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    That's not happening to mine and its naked. Was worried about scuffgate, but the black is far sexier than the white mini
     
  9. bacsi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Metal
     
  10. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    It looks like your Mini has a disease or something. Lol. That's not possible, but it looks gross.
     
  11. ReValveiT macrumors regular

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  12. bacsi thread starter macrumors newbie

    bacsi

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    Not glue - doesn't come off. If it were glue, getting it off would likely damage the finish so back it goes anyway.
     
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  14. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

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    I have a couple of small nicks in the back's finish at the top of the mini. Oddly, I also had an iphone screen protected stuck to the back of the mini over the apple logo.
     
  15. Anfield macrumors newbie

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    Weird.

    I'm definitely going to thoroughly check mine when it arrives.
     

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