Screen scratch scare unboxing 3G

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ZBoater, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Was I the only one who thought the screen was all scratched when you first turned the thing on and then realized it was the shooting stars of the stock wallpaper?

    (I did a search and couldn't find it)
     
  2. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Some others thought the same.

    I opened mine and saw marks on the plastic wrapper that looked pretty bad and thought, "Oh crap!" All is well though.
     
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I though the same and so did many others with the WiFi units. Our 3G units have the same wallpaper
     
  4. Sailorloco macrumors member

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    Glad to see I wasn't the only one....Thought the same.
     
  5. tacoshell macrumors regular

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    I remember seeing those at the apple store when I was demoing and thought people had scratched the **** out of them and the screen sucked. When I got mine, I was relieved to know a screen protector was not as mandatory as I first thought.
     
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  8. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps its time for Apple to consider changing the wallpaper?
     
  9. kallyq macrumors regular

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    My plastic wrap was pretty banged up too! So far so good though.
     
  10. maggie2101 macrumors member

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    I thought it was cat hair all over the screen. :eek:
     
  11. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    I think I remember seeing a discussion about Apple paying good money for that wallpaper. I don't know, maybe its me, but I can think of 10,000 better pictures (and not necessarily of the Apple Bikini Chick) that would have showcased the iPad screen a LOT better.
     
  12. infosprt macrumors regular

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    When we got the wi-fi version my wife was sure the screen was scratched. It wasn't until I changed the wallpaper that we were both sure it wasn't scratched.
     
  13. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Ya, the scratches-looking streaks, as well as the water droplets are a little unnerving.
     
  14. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    Glad you all or enjoying your new toys. But yes, this was posted before when the WiFi only version came out in several places. ;)
     
  15. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I knew about the "scratches" on the home page screen but my heart still skipped a beat for a second when I opened the box. I had to laugh at myself. My first thought was: what moron chose this wallpaper? Didn't they know that people would freak? I think they did it on purpose just to have a bit of fun. :D
     
  16. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    Jobs loves freaking people out. This "late April" launch was a good example.
    :D
     

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