How much should I baby my iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by teege, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. teege, Apr 5, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  2. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    I can't wait for PowerSupport to release their iPad AntiGlare film... I hate fingerprints with a fiery passion.
  3. FlyingScot macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2008
    South Florida
    MicroFiber Cloth

    Just keep a microfiber cloth nearby / in your bag. You WILL get prints on this no matter so just make cleanup quick / easy...
  4. teege thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I guess I'm wondering about more than just prints -- I'm wondering about permanent damage. Will that piece of dust get through the seals? Will my hand sweat get through the seals?

    Will my nails scratch the glass?

    Ugh, pretty sure I have OCD or something :p
  5. ijen0311 macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
    Since it couldn't be etched with an actual nail (think hammer) I think you'll be safe... :rolleyes:
  6. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    You'll be hard pressed to damage the glass via scratching.

    As far as moisture/dust/etc... no more than with any phone or laptop.

    You'd have to drop it to break it... I don't recommend testing that. :D
  7. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2009
    Sandhills Area, North Carolina
    Don't baby the iPad at all! It doesn't need it, and he feeling of freedom that comes from jus using it the way Jobs intended is beyond words. I think iPad shipped without a microfiber cloth for a reason; it is a message to us saying "don't worry about fingerprints or imaginary threats to the glass -- just have fun."
  8. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    This will be my first Apple touch device I don't baby.

    I just put it in the Apple iPad case as soon as I took it out the box and that's the end of it.

    Not putting a screen protector, not worrying about taking finger prints off every two seconds, etc..

    That said I'm enjoying it a lot more then I did say with my iPhone initially. The little guys are enjoying it too.
  9. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    considering you bought one within 24 hours of its release, odds are good you'll replace it with V2 within 24 hours of its release, which will probably be within the next 12 months. therefore, babying it is probably not crucial from the standpoint of preserving it for your own use, but a good idea from the standpoint of resale.

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