nano still having problems

Discussion in 'iPod' started by typewriterchimp, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. typewriterchimp macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2005

    are ipod nanos still having major issues with scratching and breaking, or have these been resolved somehow? for me its nano vs. mini, and not breaking is a pretty key feature (color screen and smaller size would be cool, but hey, can't have it all).

    anyone had any recent experience with nanos?


  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I'm pretty rough with the ol' nano (it was one of the first) and it's barely scratched plus it hasn't broken yet. They're much more durable than they look. :)
  3. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    As long as you have a good case, scratches can be easily avoided.
    Unfortunetely, when i got my nano, the apple store had no cases, so i suffered some scratches (just from having it in my pocket)
  4. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    My nano has been fine *touch wood* No scratches or anything. However I am extremely careful not to sit on it and I do have a pretty iskin on it. I'd rather not have an iskin but at least it protects it.
  5. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Mine (which I bought just before the 'breakage' and 'scratching' complaints started to come in last year) does indeed superficially scratch easily. I use Applesauce to polish it off. However it's been very resistant to deeper scratches despite being dropped face down onto a variety of 'public-use flooring' a few times, and it's not bent, broken or otherwise. I don't exactly baby my gear - e.g. my 'big' iPod lives in my bag pocket along with my keys (and thanks to the invisibleshield it is still looking great).

    And even if you stuck it in an Agent 18 case it's STILL the smallest 4Gb player you can get. If it's just scratch resistance the invisibleshield does a far, far better job than an iSkin.
  6. asxtb macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2005
    I just bought an iPod about a month ago and I immediately put a screen/entire-front film on it. But the film doesn't cover to the very edge. And I see where scratches start on the film and then stop at the edge and doesn't carry over to the actual iPod. (hopefully that makes since :eek: ) So maybe Apple fixed the problem. But I don't want to remove the film to find out. :eek:

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