Do the new nanos scratch as easy?

ieani

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Im looking at upgrading to a silver one to match my macbook pro. Would i need to get a case for this one too? I have an agent 18 on my current 4Gb Nano.
 

AppleIntelRock

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Aug 14, 2006
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That the beauty of it! After years of use, only minor scratches will be evident! Unless you rub it on the floor of a parking lot :D
 

Chaszmyr

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The metal enclosure is scratch-able, but if you're careful with it you won't need to keep it in a case. However, you will probably want to invest in a screen cover.
 

AJ Muni

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To answer the OP question, No it doesnt. I bought my new blue 4gb nano today, and unforutantely there isnt any cases for it so i put it in the sleeve that apple gave with the orignal nanos. I remember putting my 1G nano in there, to then be amazed at all the hairline scratches. This aluminum nano is bad ass, and not 1 scratch. It also seems like the screen is lil bit bigger..the brighter screen is a BIG UPGRADE from past nanos.
 

Mundy

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If the anodized aluminum on the new Nanos is like my RAZR V3c, then it will be very scratch-resistant.

My gray RAZR has taken four or five falls to the ground over the course of the past year. There isn't a single scratch on the thing!
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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If the new nanos are comparable with the 1G minis (which is what I have and can comment on) then you actually going to have trouble making scratches in it even if you want to.

As I've sayd more than once here at MR: My 2 1/2 year old mini is flawless, only a minute scratch in the glass (after an unfortunate incident where the mini and my keys ended up in the same trouser pocket). It even went tumbling down a concrete staircase at one point. Never had any protective cases on it (except for the belt clip), and the metal looks like it did the day I got it... :)
 

ITASOR

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Mundy said:
If the anodized aluminum on the new Nanos is like my RAZR V3c, then it will be very scratch-resistant.

My gray RAZR has taken four or five falls to the ground over the course of the past year. There isn't a single scratch on the thing!
Yeah! Keep m v3c in my pocket all day and no scratches yet!