iPad mini iPad mini black scratches?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fineaddme, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. fineaddme macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    anyone know if the black iPad mini also will have same scratch issues like black iPhone 5?
  2. hkfan24 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    So you're asking people on here about a product that JUST got announced a few hours ago if it scratches?
  3. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    *puts hands either side of head and tightly closes eyes*

    No it won't scratch
  4. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    oh here we go.........

    (no scratches on my naked black iPhone 5 still. A month since launch....)
  5. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2012
    I feel pretty confident that it will.

    It is anodized aluminum. I know everyone likes to think Apple came up with some new jee-wis-bang manufacturing process for anodizing aluminum. But they didn't.

    Manufacturers have been anodizing aluminum for years and when black anodized aluminum scratched it shows the silver aluminum underneath and it is pretty obvious.
  6. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    Sure it will. It'll be the same anodization process.

    My black IP5 just received it's first major blemish (and many minor), almost exactly a month after I got it :(

    It's aluminum and black, they are going to look awful.

    Let's just hope the scratches OOB issue has been fixed.

    Buy AC+ and replace them once 1/2 way through life cycle, and second and final time at the EOL.

    Of course with the new, new iPad announcement, who's to know when EOL is gonna be anymore.
  7. stuaz macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Why do people ask such stupid questions - how can ANYONE know! :rolleyes:
  8. justin216 macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    Apple uses aluminum -- then anodize it for the coloration by using dye during the electrolytic process. Aluminum scratches. iPad Mini will scratch. There's no conjecture there.
  9. fineaddme thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    there are hands on videos maybe someone heard something relax and don't take it up the butt
  10. stuaz macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    In like two hours since annoucment... geez.

    And leave my butt alone :confused:
  11. krnboy503 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    Haha I'm not getting anywhere near your butt! :D
  12. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Yep,but unlike the iPhone, this one rolls with a case. :)
  13. richpuer macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2010
    Good lord. Yes it scratches. Same material as ip5. Ip5 scratches = iPad mini scratches
  14. Reser macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
    Not for the back it doesn't and that is the part that scratches.
  15. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    I don't use the apple case, I use a full case that covers the back, like what I have on the maxi.
  16. xofruitcake macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2012
    If you put the smart cover on, you won't get any scratch.. Ipad and Iphone are totally different animal. Everyone put their Iphone in the pocket or purse and it has lot of other stuff in the same space so scratching is easier. And Iphone 5 is sold as thinner and lighter, so not have a case is important. But with Ipad mini, everyone use a smartcover (or at least most everyone). And the smart cover will protect the Ipad mini. It is a non-issue for Ipad mini..
  17. Phightinphils macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2012
    I've had my 5 for a month now. No scratches yet. As for many others.


    The Smart Cover doesn't cover the anodized back casing....
  18. Mbman81 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    iPad Mini - Scratches consistent w/ iPhone 5?

    So what are the odds that the iPad mini, w/ its chamfered edges, is going to come out of box with significant scratches, dents, nicks, etc like we had with iPhone 5? I have not seen any report of it in initial reviews, so it's a good sign...
  19. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Yeah, it will scratch - just like the white iPhone 5 and the original iPhone (and the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S' antennaband).

    We're talking about metal here. It wouldn't scratch if it was made out of diamand. In such a case, diamond would scratch your furniture/keys/money/etc. (instead of the other way around)
  20. rkabir macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Yes, it scratches.

    Mine scratched on day 1. I went in today (after it scratched on Friday) to the Apple store where I bought it - and a genius looked at mine and said that yes, the scratches were from "normal wear and tear" (in just one day!), and that it was enough damage that I couldn't add Apple care to it anymore.
  21. alisterchapman macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    Just got mine, opened the packaging and there is a small scratch down one side of the screen bezel. I did not do this, it's come from the factory scratched, it will be going back to apple.
  22. PrayForDeath macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    He saved you $100. No point in getting applecare+ on a mini, it's like 30% of the ipad's price.

    Word of advice, buy the white version if you're worried about scratches/scuffs.
  23. Hpye macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Return it and purchase another one
  24. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    if your within the 15 days why not just return it?
  25. adamirox macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    Yes, it will scratch!!

    So I bought the new ipad mini (black) last Friday when it came out. Two days ago I noticed ceriously annoying cratches on the aluminium edges... it was as if the paint had simply peeled off!! I couldn't believe it. I had been taking extra care of my new purchase and it's only been a week! Not to mention my old ipad2 has no scratches and I've had it since april, and been using it at work all the time (I'm an English teacher)

    So anyway... today I took it back to the shop where I got it from and luckily I got my money back. There was no chance the scratches were cause by my carelessness! The paint simply looked like it was coming off. I read that the iphone 5 in black has the same problem and that due to this the release was pushed forward. It all makes sense now when you think about it.

    I´m currently living in SPain where I got the ipad. Here (at least in my city) there are simply no minis in WHITE yet and no one knows when they are to arrive. Makes sense if u think about it. Apple might be delaying the release of the white one in some countries to get rid of the faulty stock.

    Anyway... I'm happy with my scratchless ipad 2 for now (in white) and i am never buying anything black from apple again. Lesson leanrnt!

    Stay away from iPad mini in BLACK!


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