Light scratch on iPad mini 4

Artmuzz

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Jun 17, 2008
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This morning I left my iPad mini 4 on the table and went away to make a cup of coffee. When I came back I seen my cat lying on top of it. I lifted her off and checked my iPad mini 4 for scratches only to find a light scratch on the screen. It is only noticeable when I position my iPad towards light. I tried cleaning the screen but the scratch is still there. Is it possible that my cat scratched the screen? Surely with the price those iPads are, a cat wouldn't do any damage to the screen. Also, is there anything I could use to get rid of light scratches.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Unfortunately, it's likely permanent. Price point has nothing to do with how a screen scratches though, because of all the variables that can scratch the display. That said, A Cats nails are sharp enough to scratch the display. Likely because their nails are so fine and Pin pointed where it would suffer minor damage quickly.
 

Artmuzz

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Oh well, I paid a lot of money on a device that scratches easily even when a kitty cat lies on top of it. I thought it took a lot for those iPad screens to scratch or atleast on YouTube videos they do.
 

Relentless Power

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Oh well, I paid a lot of money on a device that scratches easily even when a kitty cat lies on top of it. I thought it took a lot for those iPad screens to scratch.
I can understand your frustration and there is nothing worse than a scratch on a display that you notice. But like I mentioned before, it's how the scratches happens over how durable a display is. It's totally dependent on the circumstances.
 

thmbo

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Mar 26, 2017
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Unfortunately, it's likely permanent. Price point has nothing to do with how a screen scratches though, because of all the variables that can scratch the display. That said, A Cats nails are sharp enough to scratch the display. Likely because their nails are so fine and Pin pointed where it would suffer minor damage quickly.
Not nails, but sand on nails is the main "scratch factor" :)
 
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