iPad Scratched on Corners RIGHT out of packaging? This NOrmal?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iLikeTurtles!, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    They dont llook liek scratches , maybe like wear marks.

    its my new ipad black 32gb LTE.

    Is this normal or should I request an exchange?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Ask for an exchange. Or live with it. $500 (or more) can feed some kid in some third/fourth world country for a year.
     
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    This isn't normal, it looks like it might just rub off, but i guess it won't?
     
  4. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    On the first pic I saw a slight mark, no biggie. The second pic I saw nothing, sorry. Why did I say no biggie? Because I have one of those marks on my iPad 3 and I kept it. Even a slight blemish can not get in the way of iPad awesomeness :D

    Buy a Folio case for it or stuff it in an Apple Smart Case and you'll forget about it. That's what I did, out of sight out of mind. ;)
     
  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I have that exact same mark in exactly the same place on my own iPad. I assumed it was caused by my case when I first noticed it, but now I'm not so sure.

    Anyway, if it bugs you enough to post a picture about it and you are still in the return/exchange window then I'd go ahead and swap it out for another retail boxed unit.
     
  6. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I noticed the marks occurred on the corners where the clear packaging doesn't cover the corners in the box. I'm concerned the next would could be worse :s.

    I ordered it online too
     
  7. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

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    It really is a problem that's not happening often. (I think, since i can't speak for all people in the world.)
     
  8. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? Do u have iPad?
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I got that on mine too. Didn't bother with it though because it probably would've Happened anyways and wasn't worth the extra wait time
     
  10. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Like exactly like mine? How many?
     
  11. Arkious macrumors 6502a

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    mine had no marks when i bought it, but i put a decorative leather/plastic smart cover/hard shell on it when i bought it. now i get dirty black marks that appear every so often but they just rub off. i have a very light mark in the corner but who cares, it goes back in the cover and looks lush! ^.^

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ultra-Sli...K_iPad_Tablet_Accessories&hash=item19cec849ad

    best £13 i spent tbh :) does the same as the smart cover, feels and looks amazing and has the added benefit of it being a lot cheaper! it also has a nice microfiber interior that keeps the ipad safe. its corner to corner so doesnt obstruct any of the glass at all. its has never came out accidently either.

    But i would really really advise you to get one
     
  12. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to buy one soon. Look at this forum, you really see a ton of a people here talking about what their new iPad's problem was. I really don't see many people talking about scratches in the corners, but i can't speak for the whole world so yeah.
     
  13. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would u recommend I exchange mine for a new one?
     
  14. mcdj macrumors 604

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    why would you ask random people what to do about it? does it bother YOU? are you expecting to hear some rational reason to support returning it? if it were a huge deep scratch, it could effect resale value. it's not a huge deep scratch. the only rational reason to return it is if it bothers YOU.
     
  15. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My concern the next one would be same or worse
     
  16. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    No biggie in my opinion, and I'd keep it. Who knows what worse and real issues you might see in a replacement.

    BTW, this (as are all iPad concerns) is a valid question to ask on this forum.
     
  17. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well it's und 14 days so the replacement wouldbe a retailed new boxed one
     
  18. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully so. But when I went back to the Apple Store to exchange mine due to a small light leak after about 7 days from purchase, they brought out a brown box version. I then opted to keep my original retail version.

    But give it a try, and see what they offer.
     
  19. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well it was also purchased online lol does that make a difference?
     
  20. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    That's a good question. You could go to an Apple Store to exchange, even if purchased online (I believe).
     
  21. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    my god dude....seriously? i can barely see anything and it obviously has NOTHING to do with the ipad performance. it's 100% a vanity thing on your part. you have issues if you want to return it over something as miniscule as this.
     
  22. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would u buy a car with a scratch on it?

    It's a 800 dollar device, and from apple I should expect it to be perfect no?
     
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  24. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    if the "scratch" was as MINISCULE as you so point out in your photos....and the "scratch" doesn't impact the functinality of my car....then YES I would buy the car.

    dear god, it's barely noticable dude. get a clue. use the ipad and enjoy it!
     
  25. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    I side with OP. I wouldn't buy a new car with a scratch, and I doubt anyone here would for that kind of money. Same thing applies to expensive products from Apple.
     

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