Same here. I went straight to the Power Support store to have the Crystal Film supplied on Friday as soon as I finished checking the iPad for defects and after I did the first sync.I applied a Powersupport screen protector as soon as I opened the box. Anyway, as another poster mentioned, you can still exchange it if you bought it from Apple or Best buy.
iPad screens scratch no matter what anyone says. They are not made of diamonds (though one might assume that considering how much iPads cost).
Good point on putting them on. totally botched and invisible shield install this weekend. Going in today to have it replaced and I'm shelling out the cash for them to put it on for me.My parents treat their iPad like crap (at least by my standards). It has gotten some very light, hard to see scratches on it. They don't notice them and I don't point them out. You can only see them in certain light, and I'm willing to bet the scratches are in the coating on the screen, not the actual glass.
I treat mine very carefully, and have never had one scratch. I tend to go protector-less on iPad because it's not something I put in my pocket. It's too hard to get them on an iPad exactly right. On my iPhone, you can't even tell the protector is there because I managed to get it on there perfectly.
Oh, the Invisible Shields are the HARDEST ones to get on there correctly. Yeah, I would have someone do that for you. You can waste a lot of money getting one of those on there exactly right.Good point on putting them on. totally botched and invisible shield install this weekend. Going in today to have it replaced and I'm shelling out the cash for them to put it on for me.
That would be horrible! I have never gotten a scratch on my iPads before, but I never use them without a cover of some sort (smart cover and the like), I handle them gently (this is expensive!), and no one touches it. The iPad 3 will get the same treatment.Good point. My wife got the iPhone 4S and soon after started getting little scratches on her screen. The culprit? Diamond earrings. Yup, that'll do it. She now has a screen protector on it (said brand above).
The popup is a problem. I'm getting that now on my relatively new 4S because I'm using a bumper also and get a little pop on the sides. We got the shield because it was one of the few left, it wasn't over priced (didn't get it from them) and because I've been using them since 1st gen iPod touch and there customer service and durability has been great and it's more brand loyalty then anything.Oh, the Invisible Shields are the HARDEST ones to get on there correctly. Yeah, I would have someone do that for you. You can waste a lot of money getting one of those on there exactly right.
I don't like the ZAGG ones because they almost always pop up when you put a back cover on. I prefer the cheap ones you can get on ebay. You can buy 8,000 of them for a dollar and then you can screw them up until you get it right.
Gorilla glass! Oh wait, it already has that.What do you suggest for a screen protector that won't make the display look like crap?
The best way to handle it is to definitely not hunt for scratches/scuffs/etc. Just enjoy the thing and get on with your life. I used to nitpick my Apple stuff for flaws, and I'm just done wasting my time on stuff like that. Nothing is 100% perfect. I don't care how many people claim they got a perfect iPad, if you look hard enough you'll find minor things. They may be miniscule little nitpicky things, but you'll find them.Gorilla glass! Oh wait, it already has that.
Seriously, just don't throw your iPad around, let your cat climb on it etc, and it should be fine. I've had mine for four months and have no visible scratches on it. I don't obsess over scratches so there might be some, but if there are they're not immediately noticeable.
If it really bothers you, you can always take it to your local Apple Store and see if they'll replace the screen for you. It'll probably cost a few hundred $.I already have a scratch on my brand new iPad. Havent even had it a week. I decided to go without a screen protecter and am regretting it now. What would you guys do or what are my options?