Pencil scratches question

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by FilipH, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. FilipH macrumors regular

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    DetroidBorg's Pencil review mentions that using the pencil will (might?) scratch your ipad pro screen. Nobody else mentions this in their reviews though which is a bit odd. He's a good reviewer though, so i don't want to dismiss him.

    Anyone can confirm this to be a fact or not? Does the pencil make (tiny) scratches on the ipad pro screen??
     
  2. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

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    If you get grit or damage the tip (due to dropping it, etc.) then yes you risk damaging the screen with fine scratches. If you press hard on the screen and/or do lots of broad strokes with the pencil, then yes it's possible.

    All that said ... :)

    I have had the iPad Pro since launch day and had the pencil the second week it was avail and I use both 5 days a week several hours a day. I use the iPad Pro mainly for web browsing and music production and use the pencil more as a "mouse" pointer device over artists drawing, etc, and to date of this writing I've no scratches on the screen at all.

    I am happy to post screenshots if needed if you don't trust my word, but still, if you are not careful , you can scratch the screen.

    I am on my second pencil tip that was in the box and I have 4 stashed away, so I am covered.

    It helps to keep the pencil capped and in a protective bag/sleeve, etc she not in use (don't just stick it in your pocket) so you keep debris off the tip and keep it from damage.
     
  3. McBeresford macrumors regular

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    Keeping the gunk off of your screen and tip will help.
     

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