iPad mini iPad mini - scuffs'n scratches?

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  1. Sermon macrumors regular

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    So, just stumbled across this pic on Twitter:

    Scratches on iPad mini

    Since the iPad mini's back plate is also made of anodized aluminium, could this mean that it'll suffer from the same scuffing/scratching-problems like the iPhone 5?
     
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  3. bcc212 macrumors member

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    Probably. But so does my car, my shoes, my laptop, my phone, my keys, jewellery, watches, my wallet is well worn, hell my credit and debit cards are worn.

    Everything scratches. That's why they make cases, aftermarket or not.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    coming scratched and getting scratched are way different. As long as the QC was good, hopefully they won't come scratched.
     
  5. Akash.B macrumors regular

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    My black iPad mini is flawless out of the box, no scratches that I can see
     
  6. noteple macrumors 65816

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    Stumbled?

    Are people just waiting for issues?

    I knew it, I just knew it.
    I told ya that boy was trouble from the moment I layed my eyes on him.
     
  7. bigboar macrumors 6502

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    looks to me like somebody needs to learn how to hit the hole!
     
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

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    by next friday we should have 4-5 threads here on the multiple returns many have HAD to make to get a good one...never fails at every launch....
     
  9. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Ditto.
     
  10. Noisemaker Guest

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    I imagine this is a major issue in other aspects of their life as well.
     
  11. Exino macrumors member

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    Mine looked just like that when mine arrived this morning, but it ended up just being excess glue residue, and it wiped off with a little effort.
     
  12. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps A Fencing Technique Might Help?

    Apparently the owner of the damaged iPad mini need some hand eye coordination lessons:p

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXLeUSS2G_A
     
  13. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    That picture is adhesive that wipes off, not a scratch. Fail.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That is good to hear. How are you liking the new mini?
     
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  16. DJinTX macrumors 6502

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    So does the black iPad mini look better in person than it did in the pics? Not that it looked bad in pics, just looked very matte black.
     
  17. Exino macrumors member

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    As long as I don't use it side-by-side with my iPhone 5, it's great ;) I find the colours a little de-saturated in comparison to my iPhone 5 (not to mention the obvious pixel density difference, of course).

    Besides that, it's great. Being my first iPad, I was a bit surprised to see there is no native YouTube application yet (the web one is fine, but not as good). All-in-all, a good device. I'll play with it more after work. So far so good. The screen isn't as much of an issue as people make it out to be. Of course higher resolution is nicer, without a question, but, this is definitely serviceable.

    Comparing this to my Nexus 7, I would probably have this any day of the week, if not primarily due to the application selection as far as tablet-oriented apps went.

    I think people will enjoy this device. It's solidly built, and looks and feels great.
     
  18. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    This IS the iPad Forum!:p
     
  19. chipolatadog macrumors newbie

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    marks on the back

    I bought one this morning. I has flecks of silver missing. Tiny, but still not the quality I expect from Apple.
     
  20. convergent macrumors 68000

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    Mine has what looks like a couple of rub marks in the middle of the back. I haven't tried to figure out if its adhesive or not. It will have far more on it shortly, so not worried about it either way.
     
  21. mgsnat75 macrumors member

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    The black is awesome! I was thinking white because the bezel shines but I figured that would be a distraction
     
  22. domesposito macrumors newbie

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    That's what she said.

    Sorry couldn't help myself.
     
  23. bobright macrumors 601

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    I'm convinced responses like this are Apple's people :p
     
  24. Funnone macrumors regular

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  25. rmt22 macrumors newbie

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    went through 2

    it was on my 3rd that did not have "cosmetic" problems

    they handled it at the store so no BIG deal but also had a "loose" battery with my 1st ip5

    this is why i don't mail order these products BUT......I like the ipad mini and think it is the best ipad IMO.
     

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