iPad Pro Potential Screen Scratches from Smart Cover?

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  1. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    I just realized that the soft base of the ASK is also the part that covers the screen when it's closed. If not careful it could pick up some debris and when you close/rub your ipad with it, potentially could scratch your ipad? I haven't had this happen with my new 10.5 yet but something to be aware about, perhaps this is how some people are getting scratches they don't know how they got? Maybe ensure before you use the ASk as your screen cover make sure it's clean.o_O
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Seems easy enough to over look with the Smart Keyboard . However, even using a microfiber cloth can pick up debris and when cleaning the iPad, it can scratch the display and you wouldn't even know it. There is only so much caution you can use without a screen protector. That's the risk you take.
     
  3. yegon macrumors 68020

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    After I've used it and am folding it up, I just give it a quick brush down with my hand. Did this with my 9.7", never had any problems.
     
  4. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Never had any issues before nor with my setup now. Can't imagine it would scratch your screen to be honest.
     
  5. jgo78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's good to know that nobody has had issues with the ASK scratching the screen.
     
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  7. jgo78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nah, never been good at putting those on, plus this is my third ipad among many other types of screens and I've had no issues. The only issue i had was with a surface pro 2 where I believe a microfibre cloth was creating fine scratches and the pen would catch on them.
     
  8. Newtons Apple, Jun 23, 2017
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    Have used the screen cover for years on iPads and they have never harmed the screen. I prefer the black or dark colored covers as they will show dirt or debris more clearly.

    I would be careful with the keyboards as it only takes a single grain of sand between the keys . . . . .

    Still made as heck that Apple did not give us a back cover for the 10.5!:mad:
     
  9. mrklaw macrumors 68000

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    similar with the smart cover if you have it folded back and in your lap that microfibre side can pick up dirt. Just have to keep an eye out.
     
  10. vish26 macrumors regular

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    This is exactly what is happening with me, I have the Apple Leather Smart Cover and when I close it, It leaves more dust and debris on the iPad screen, the inside material of the Smart Cover seems to collecting more dust and debris than the screen lying idle itself. I wish there was something that I could do ?
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If you set your iPad down in a place that has lots of debris, with the cover folded open, it will pick up the debris for sure.
     
  12. vish26 macrumors regular

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    I am thinking about not to pick up the Applr Leather Smart Cover and jut pick up the silicone cover instead of leather I think the silicone cover does not have microfibres inside so will not attract debris and dust as the leather does.
     
  13. mrklaw macrumors 68000

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    both smart covers have microfibre linings
     
  14. texasstar1981 macrumors member

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    any thoughts on the logitech slim combo keyboard vs. the apple one which doesn't protect the back of the device?
    I have never been a big fan of apple cases - especially the "smart ones" which just protect the screen....
     
  15. jschu22 macrumors regular

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    In addition to possibly reducing the strength of the magnets holding the cover to the iPad, due to adding space between the two, you also eliminate the anti reflective features of the screen.

    There’s also the added weight too.
     
  16. LibbyLA macrumors regular

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    I did not find the screen to be anti reflective. I put a matte screen protector on mine. It does make the screen a little grainier but I'm used to that because I put matte protectors on all my devices. No glare, fingerprints, or scratches, plus a slightly "toothy" feel to the screen, which I like.

    Can't imagine that a screen protector, glass or otherwise, adds any perceptible weight.
     
  17. InvalidBassist macrumors regular

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    Just be careful when you're using it on a garden path, or on the drive way. ;)
     
  18. texasstar1981 macrumors member

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    with a tempered glass screen protector you are putting a MORE reflective screen which scratches MORE easily over the original screen.... so yeah.... you just made your iPad look worse and scratch more easily. What / who are you saving the original screen for? Removing the screen protector in year 3 and sell an absolute pristine original screen to the next guy? mmmmmh... ok

    reminds me of the folks who put vinyl seat protectors over their leather seats so they can sweat their butts off and enjoy an inferior seat experience ... just so that when they trade in the next guy has absolutely pristine and never touched leather seats....
     
  19. vish26 macrumors regular

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    Can tempered glass scratch the original screen ?
     
  20. texasstar1981 macrumors member

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    no. but your $10 tempered glass screen protector will scratch much quicker than the original screen ever would... so if you hate the look of "hairline scratches"... you would have to replace the tempered glass screen protector regularly. even worse when folks put a plastic screen protector over their original glass iPhone screen,
     
  21. vish26 macrumors regular

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    Plus the tempered glass would hinder the tablet experience the iPad experience.
     
  22. ManyThreads macrumors member

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    Every device I have ever owned without a screen protector has got tiny scratches on the screen similar to swirl marks on a car's clearcoat, no matter how careful you are with it. I have owned devices only ever cleaned with high quality microfiber, case since day one, etc. and they all end up scratched. Only way to prevent it is a screen protector. I've also seen a lot of people who say their screens are perfect, you put them in sunlight, and they are covered in tiny scratches, you just can't feel them with your fingernail or see them when the screen is lit. All it takes is one tiny piece of sand, dust, sediment etc. to get stuck in your cleaning cloth, tip of the pencil, or on the microfiber side of your case and you've got yourself a scratch.

    I have a high quality tempered glass protector on my iPP 10.5 and there is zero difference in sharpness or touch sensitivity, even with the pencil. It does glare a bit more though but it's a small price to pay.

    Buy a high quality tempered glass screen protector and I think you will be happy. Worst case scenario you just take it off, they are so cheap they are disposable.
     
  23. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    Although I have a glass screen protector on my first generation 12.9-inch Pro, I ensure that any surface is clean and free of debris before using the smart keyboard. Also, as part of my (bi-)weekly cleaning process, I go over the all the microfiber surfaces with a lint roller.
     
  24. Chevyguy2021 macrumors newbie

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    I always use a screen protector. It has saved my devices multiple times. Waiting on my supcase heavy duty case from amazon expected to arrive in early July. The the screen protector will go in the trash as I cannot keep the glass and new case on at the same time
     
  25. bobbydaz macrumors regular

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    Never understand people who buy beautifully designed iPads with state of the art displays and then stick screen protectors over them. Just be more careful. I'm on my fifth iPad and have never scratched any of them.
     

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