iPod classic - Does the back get scratched?

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  1. GreenStripe macrumors member

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    I just got a new ipod classic (and preordered an ipod shuffle for the gym :p) and was wondering if hte back will get all scratched up

    thanks
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If it's shiny metal. Yes, it will always get scratched up, unless it's in a case all the time.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can not set the iPod on anything - that will prevent it from getting scratched.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah the back of it is the same as the touch, so they both get can get scuffed.
     
  5. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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    My ipad already has a scratch on the back.

    Price I pay for taking it out of its case
     
  6. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, almost every iPod made with a chrome back gets scratched easily, but when I had my iPad for two month it was naked with no case for one month with not a single scratch on it.
     
  7. Alvesang macrumors regular

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    The iPod classic in a new unibody design with 256 GB SSD or flash would be a dream come true for me. I love all the shuffles, nanos and touches in the world, but the very limited capacities make me sync my non iPod classic devices far too often.

    Well, there's always another September to look forward to.

    I keep my classic in a crystal case. It still looks like new, I don't have to worry about scratches on the back and it doesn't get that much bigger.
     
  8. roketjack macrumors newbie

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    I don't think so, Remember how Steve said "Updating every iPod this year, and how the classic wasn't even mentioned? I think Apple after this holiday season will discontinue it in preparation to make the touch the main iPod.

    It's depressing and annoys me, since I wanted a new Classic, and Apple have disregarded users who don't care for Apps and want a massive space to keep music and videos.
     
  9. Alvesang macrumors regular

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    Yes, after Mr. Jobs "every iPod" comment I was REALLY looking forward to a classic update and was disappointed when there was not even a tiny footnote about my most beloved device. Regardless, my hope for an improved version is unbroken. Maybe I'm some sort of weird optimist here.

    My guesses are, that SSD is still too expensive for an iPod and too much flash memory drains the battery too quickly. With HDD players being outdated by now, I see why there was no new version in the making. But since SDXC cards with up to 2 TB capacity were announced, I am still eagerly looking forward to an iPod solution with storage for my entire iTunes library.

    Maybe it ain't realistic, because the majority of users might have their song of the week and don't care about enjoying the great albums of past and present. But still, dreams can come true... ;)
     
  10. thejanssens macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the classic will scratch like nothing you have ever known before (except other iPods of course). May I recommend best skins ever, I have had one on my Touch since the Christmas when the 1st gen was out - and I love it. Great protection and no extra bulk.
     
  11. iEvolution macrumors 65816

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    Get a Best Skin Ever or InvisibleShield [BSE is cheaper and is the same material] and immediately put it on the back if you don't want it all scratched up.
     
  12. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I've had mine in a case since day one and there are only minor swirls on the back.
     

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