This is a warning to all iPad owners out there, take it as you will, it is based off my own personal experience. Hers my story: I bought the iPad on launch. I was extremely meticulous with it, until one day, while cleaning the screen with a microfiber cloth, I noticed several micro-scratches all over the screen. Not smudges, actual scratches. The iPad itself had been nowhere but in house, and I had no idea how the scratches got there. So, I went to my local Best Buy, clueless as to how it happened, and told the sales rep what had happened. Turns out, the first batch of iPads they got had faulty oleophobic coatings, that were causing a small # of iPad screens to scratch easily. He assured me that the replacement iPad would not have the same problem, and he even threw in a free Apple iPad Case with it. Don't know if Apple has addresed this problem publicly yet, but at least my issue was resolved.