Scratches on the screen

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  1. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone noticed any scratches on their iPad screens after a few weeks of normal use. I have a screen protector on mine and would really like to take it off. Thanks
     
  2. kes601 macrumors regular

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    It would be very difficult to scratch the screen since it is made of glass.
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    It is extremely difficult to scratch the glass unless you are really careless with it. If you are concerned or accident prone, just get a microfiber cover to keep it in when it's not in use.
     
  4. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    The oleo phobic coating can get little scratches though, or at least it does with the 3GS.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Not to answer a question with a question but what screen protector do you have on there and why do you want to take it off?

    And as it was said, they're a bit hard to scratch under normal use.
     
  6. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have a Zagg on it. It's as good as any but I don't like the feel of it. Seems to create "drag". Also, or its my imagination the screen does not seem as clear as it did
     
  7. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    FYI, I have several scratches on my screen already. I have kept mine in a case since i bought it and clean it basically every day with a clean microfiber cloth and iKlear.

    So YES, the oleophobic coating will scratch. Granted, you can only see the scratches in certain angles with light reflecting off of the screen just right, but they are there.

    I just ordered a anti-fingerprint screen shield from SGP because of this. Was hoping to avoid one, but don't want more scratches showing up over time. :(
     
  8. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I appreciate your response. Please post how the sgp does. I have one on order as well
     
  9. thrill5one6 macrumors regular

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    i was very disappointed with the zagg screen protector. i removed it after one days use. the screen isn't as clear with it on and the touch isn't as sensitive. I feel like i wouldn't put a screen protector on my netbook, it doesn't go in my pocket like my iphone, i take good care of it, i read an article that apple stopped making screen protectors because their screens are now "scratch resistant". So i am in the process of getting a refund from zaggs
     
  10. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's a tough decision. I agree with you about the Zagg but I don't want the scratches either. Think I'll leave it on until there are some posts on the SGP saver
     
  11. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    now im checking mine, using led flashlight. i can see swirls all over! is that something you call scratches?
     
  12. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure those are really scratches, even just in the coating? My iPhone 3GS has been naked since I bought it last June, and I can't see anything but a perfectly smooth surface under any kind of light. All I ever do to it is wipe it with a microfiber cloth, and I keep the phone in my relatively rough pockets most of the time. I almost wonder if something in the iKlear is causing your issue.
     
  13. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

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    Try the ghost armor screen protector. Much Better feeling than the zag. I cannot even tell it's on. I would rather have it protected just in case. It only takes one scratch. My screen is just as clear and infact less smudges and less of a glare. I dd a write up on it and very impressed.
     
  14. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Have had mine for a week. I use it naked and throw it in my bag without any protection. Not a scratch. I can record a video just for you of me scratching it with my keys so you are convinced it is sturdy. I did it in front of a couple of friends and they freaked out :p.
     
  15. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

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    As stated all it takes is one scratch and your eyes will focus on that forever. I have no doubt the screen is tough, but many are not using the right screen protector. Zagg is crap. Ghost Armor feels as if your touching the glass. For 24 bucks worth the try. Once the armor is completly cured looks like out of the box. Plus your not cleaning finger smudges every 5 min
     
  16. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

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    Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats the feel of the iPad glass. It isn't easy to scratch (I don't baby mine at all.) I just use my Apple iPad case, no screen protector. I often take it out of its case, too. I carry it around in a bag full of other stuff everyday, everywhere I go.
     
  17. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    iphone I think needs a screen on it , as its in your pocket and more mobile. Something like the iPad wont be as fragile with handling as a mobile phone. Which is why I am going screen-less on the iPad. However I have thought about putting on a matte screen protector, depending how bad the glare is outside!
     
  18. Macdicted macrumors regular

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    Ive had my 3Gs since June 19th and dont have one scratch.
     
  19. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    I have been using this thing screen protector less since day one and don't have a single scratch on here. Been using it in an apple case when out to cut down on the back scratching. I just feel Ike any screen protector taints the way the touch screen responds to gestures and inputs. And like someone posted above me, can't beat the feel of the naked glass.
     
  20. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    Positive that they are real scratches, most likely just in the coating as I can only see them in certain angles and light. I know they are there for sure cause if I run my nail over them, it catches a bit. :(

    I'm just saying...I was not going to get a screen protector for this at all. I loved the plain glass and did not even mind having to wipe off the fingerprints constantly, but now that I have scratches on it, I am getting one for sure to prevent future ones from forming.

    If you look at the iPhone 3GS threads, a lot of people on there were reporting getting scratches on their screen. The consensus seemed to be that this was a scratching of the oleophobic layer, and not actually in the glass. Likely the same thing will happen with the iPad.
     
  21. mconk macrumors 6502

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    Ditto...exact same situation. I've had the iPad in the apple case since day one, and clean the screen with the cloth which came with my iMac daily. Still, however, ive noticed two hairline scratches near the middle of the screen. No idea how they could have gotten there, as the iPad has only ever been in my hands, has been very lightly used and always in a case. Maybe if I threw it in my bag without the case or something...I could understand some screen scratches. Like you said they can only be seem in the right light, but they're definately there. It's pretty mind boggling to me, considering I watched the pc world video of someone scratching the screen with a key and not a single mark was left. These same scratches are on my BlackBerry as well...someone else suggested they may be dust scratches in the coating, from the microfiber cloth...who knows.

     
  22. 0101001 macrumors 6502

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    Zagg is crap get a cheap on from China and it will be smooth and carefree.
     
  23. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yes and another cudo to ghost armor is that if you have a scratch the armor will fill it. Many of the 2010 camaro were getting hiarline scratches in the face. Ghost armor stepped up and made an armor to cover. You can no longer see those scratches and trust me the feel is ausome
     
  24. Arnieaz macrumors member

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    Smudges on screen

    I've noticed if you clean the screen with a microfiber cloth (dry), it looks great till you touch it again :mad:
    But, if it's damp, it actually removes the film. And consequently last longer.
    Is it just me? (I'm a little anal retentive ;))
     
  25. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    i've had mine in a zagg for almost a week now and have no regrets. Though do believe the crispness of the screen is somewhat reduced; though i have lowered my expectations with some areas regarding the iPad...

    ...and women, but thats my situation.
     

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