iPod touch scratches in smooth bag?!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by haifischli, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. haifischli macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008
    I never really protected my iPod touch and just kept it with no other things in my pocket. Only when I was not using it, I put it in a smooth little bag to protect it. But apparently that is not a good idea, because there are more and more scratches on the display. Actually after about a year of use there are a lot of scratches.
    The only possible explanation for this is that the soft bag collects dust or grit and then during transportation the dust scratches the display. I just have never really seen any grit or sand.
    Does anyone have similar experience?

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  2. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    No matter how hard you try, your iPod will get scratches.
    iPods are just about the most scratch attractives devices out there.
    It's a fact of life.
    I've learned to just deal with it.
  3. MacbookAlum1536 macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2008

    My iPod gets scratched when a piece of dust or dirt gets on it my ipod looks like it got hit by pieces of shrapnel :eek:
  4. Vigilante macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2007
    My front only has one small scratch (under 5mm) on the glass, and I keep it in my pocket all the time (I don't put anything else in that pocket but a bag with my earbuds, though). YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!
  5. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2008
    Southern California
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: OMG I WOULD CRY IF THAT WAS MY SCREEN! NO JOKE! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
  6. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    i got one of those invisible plastic shields and put it on asap before even touching the screen.

    if it scratches (which it hasn't, even with accidental keys in my pocket), just change the plastic.
  7. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    I bought my 1st gen the day they came out, and put it in my pocket with keys, cell phone, change, pencils, pretty much anything.

    I dont have any scratches on it. I do have a case though, but the screen is still scratch free
  8. broncopde macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Conway, AR
    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    What kind of bag is it? I know a friend of mine used a smooth Oakley sunglasses bag and that worked well for him.
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    I've had 3 iPod touch's (a 1G, a 1G refurb from Apple when my first screwed up, and the 2G) and none of them had so much as a tiny scratch on the screen, unprotected and all. Your screen must have big problems with it to scratch like that.
  10. big-blue-wolf macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2007
    15.8 miles from Molineux
    Tells the whole story.

    iPods (and other mp3 players) get scratched. You should have invested in an Invisible Shield or similar.
  11. larapumkin macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2008
    well this is why we put screen protectors..
    amazing what a little dust can do, unless it is wrapped tightly with micro fiber fabric it will get scratches..

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