New iPad Pro keyboard case. Does it scratch the screen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by omairrr, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. omairrr macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2018
    I Want to get the new iPad Pro 12.9 with the keyboard case. However, I am a bit concerned about the design. The previous iPad Pro, the keyboard would close up so the screen would be touching the microfibre back.

    On the new folio, the keyboard literally closes on the iPad pro’sn screen. How is does that not damage/scratch the iPad Pro screen?
  2. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    It doesn’t scratch the screen. Mine has been attached practically everyday and no scratches. I don’t use a screen protector either.
  3. MDePew24 macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2008
    Ballwin, MO
    Same here. No scratches for mine either.
  4. Ctg44 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Are there outlines of the keys on your screen?
  5. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    No haven’t seen key outlines on screen either. The new iPads are such a fingerprint magnet that smudges end up all over the screen long before the keyboard has a chance to smudge it.
  6. Cosmo M3 macrumors regular

    Cosmo M3

    Sep 4, 2010
    If you don’t have any debris on the keyboard itself, it won’t scratch the screen. The keyboard is made out of fabric and only harder than glass debris can scratch the screen.
  7. mdjasrie macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2009
    No scratches on my screen so far after typing extensively on the keyboard folio. That being said, just don’t type with greasy fingers or any sticky residues that might stick on the keys and transfer to the screen.
  8. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2003
    None on mine so far after a few weeks of use. Screen is awful for fingerprints anyway, worst I’ve seen on any apple touch device so far.
  9. anthony13 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2012
    I dont understand why it would scratch the screen? The only thing you have to be careful of is debris. The general rule of thumb is that for glass to be scratched, it must be scratched by something of a ‘harder’ substance than the glass itself. This is why sand is the usual suspect, as it often gets everywhere. Clean off the keyboard before you close it and there’s basically no reason why the screen should ever be scratched.
  10. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    If you're paranoid about scratches, just use a piece of paper or a microfiber cloth between the keyboard and the screen. (Back in the day, I used to put a piece of cardstock over my MacBook Pro keys. I even wrote "Screen" on the side that faced the display.)

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