Rust...?

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  1. dark-saito macrumors regular

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    First off, I'm very OCD about new products, so this iPod touch 4 has been in no harms way... But when I took off my case to put on a new screen, I noticed a brown spot on my iPod. thinking it might just be remnants of whatever was in my pocket, i tried swiping it away. Noticed it felt rough.

    Now this strikes me as odd, since I wasn't so careful with my last iPod touch (brought it in the shower room, you could SEE the humidity in between the iPod and the case) and this NEVER happened to it. Is the new iPod touch made of less durable steel? If so, will it continue to eat away at the steel...? I don't want a rusted iPod :(
     
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  3. MattA macrumors 6502

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    stainless steel back = no rust. Whatever it is should clean off. Maybe post a picture?
     
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    Yeah, I've never heard of a iPod Touch backs rusting.... Picture?
     
  5. cmvsm macrumors 6502a

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    Stainless steel is more rust resistant than many metals, but its far from being rust proof. It is possible to scratch a stainless steel finish and rust can set in. Salt from the beach also eats stainless steel for breakfast.
     
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    No, this is not correct. Stainless Steel is highly resistant to corrosion relative the steel, however it is by no means 'rust proof'.
     
  7. Nickmadkiller macrumors newbie

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    You could've possibly scraped it or something.
     
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    OP, I too would like to see a picture.
    Maybe it's just a stain? Can you rub it off?

    off topic, but what's up Nick.
     
  9. Nickmadkiller macrumors newbie

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    Not much other than being banned from iPodtouchfans for a week.Damn them.
     
  10. Dadso macrumors newbie

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    Rust on iPod Touch 4

    I have the same problem. Here is a photo of rust on my iPod Touch 4, only three months old.
     

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  11. Dadso macrumors newbie

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    iPod Touch 4 rust

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  13. Dadso macrumors newbie

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    Rust on iPod Touch 4

    Good suggestion. The rust is gone but it left a spot
     
  14. Dadso macrumors newbie

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    Rust on iPod Touch 4 (Follow-up)

    Now I'm wondering if it was really rust. Will keep you posted
     

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  15. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Thats tiny. Can't you live with that? :D
     
  16. karma13612 macrumors member

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    Why dull looking?

    Couldn't help noticing that the back of the device looks dull as if it's been given a brushed chrome treatment where as the edges are still shiny looking.

    My iPod touch is shiny all over the back of the device.

    Just curious, maybe it has to do with reflection and taking a picture of it?

    Anyway, sorry about the rust. Let us know if it developes anymore over time.
     

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