Apple Logo on back of Ipad

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  1. DannyNguyener macrumors regular

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    What material is it made out of? I argue it is plastic, making it more vulnerable to scratches, while others argue it is glass, making it more resistant. I've decided not to get a case since it is already made out of aluminum and a case seems to ruin the natural look and feel of the iPad. I'm asking this question because the apple logo is the primary spot that will touch the surface everytime the ipad is laid down.
     
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  3. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Plastic. I was bored one evening and decided to cut an Apple shaped piece out of my old Power Support Anti Glare screen protector on my 3GS. It has worked well so far, and sorry if the pictures don't make it too noticeable :)
     

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  4. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Plastic.

    Just decide to let it scratch and use the iPad the way you want.
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Feels softer to me so I think it is plastic.

    Do your self a favor and get a decent sleeve like the Incase so you can set your device down and not worry about scratching. It also makes it easer to hold and use.
     
  6. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    I always thought it was metal because someone told me that was the wifi antenna well I guess im wrong I'll play with my iPad later
     
  7. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    It's plastic because it's the antenna. Or at least covers the antenna.
    Radio signals have a hard time getting through metal. That's why the first gen iPhone's signal wasn't that great compared to the 3G
     
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    I prefer the peace of mind THIS gives, so I don't have to worry when I put the iPad down on any surface. :D
     
  9. DannyNguyener thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do any of you guys have any experiences without a case? Does it hold up well from scratches?
     
  10. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    My silicone case has a hole to show the plastic apple and it is thick enough that the apple remains scratch-free and smudge-free because it never touches whatever I place it upon. I suppose if there is an antenna behind it it is good for that too.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    I don't use a case because i think it totally kills the look and feel of the device. i'd rather just use it and be happy instead of being o.c.d about it. obviously i have to be a bit careful with it, but nothing over the top. just making sure there isnt anything on a table top to scratch it when i put it down. i dont have any scratches so far and i've had it a few weeks, just be careful with it and enjoy. and if you really dont want to cover the ipad itself, just get a protective sleeve to slip it into
     
  12. itcrashed macrumors regular

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    SGP sells vinyl skins with the apple logo cut out - and included in the package is a clear, vinyl, pre-cut apple logo designed to protect the plastic logo.

    You might inquire if they are willing to sell these logos as a separate item. Or heck, it may be worth just getting the whole back skin for $20+. I sure did.

    http://www.sgpstore.com/product_info.php/cPath/23_36/products_id/1321
     
  13. Hendersonjase macrumors newbie

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    Scratch less with smart cover

    I only use a smart cover but lay it down with the logo up. The pretty case doesn't get scratched and my personalized inscription is nicely displayed also.
     
  14. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    I think it is very hard plastic.

    I have no case or skin on the back of mine. One day my brother and his wife were visiting, they were playing with my iPad and shoving it back and forth to each other across a picnic table. Not a scratch on it, apple logo or aluminum.

    Just to be safe, I am getting a case to put on it for the next time relatives visit.
     
  15. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    Yea get a smart cover and you'll be good.

    But it's not that serious. Just enjoy the pad.
     
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    I agree, but I don't think anyone realizes that this topic is from 2010 when there was no iPad 2 or smartcover for the original iPad...
     
  17. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It's plastic, but I agree with others and say don't worry about it too much. If you have the smart cover, you can lay it face down; when open, you can fold it over the back and logo.

    On the iPad 1, it also had one of the wifi antennas behind it.
     
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    This is a post from 2010 asking about the original iPad (not iPad 2), for which there is no smartcover. Am I the only one who realizes this?
     
  20. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    Nope the person a few posts above you realised too.
     
  21. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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    Umm.... that "person" was me.
     
  22. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    Haha I didn't even realise :p
     
  23. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    You gotta be pretty bored to have a discussion about the apple logo on the back of an iPad. :D yet here I am, adding to it. ;) lol
     

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