iPod So.... Do The New Nanos Scratch Easily?


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Not that I can see. I put a screen protector over my black 8 gb, but the rest of the ipod looks really good so far. I'll let you guys know in a few days.
 

Synapple

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iMeowbot said:
If they are built like the old minis (and it sure does look that way), they will take plenty of abuse.
Yeah, they seem pretty resistant... I'm only slightly worried about the screen... I guess I'll know in a few days! :)
 

dongmin

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My old Mini is basically scratch-free, and it's always been naked. I did drop it on pavement, etc. and got a few dings as a result. If the coating/finish is the same, the new nanos should be fine.
 

Deepdale

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nosen said:
But seriously, they HAVE to be better than the 1G nano's.... right? :eek:
That is not setting the bar very high. The prior ones looked like they traveled to hell and back in no time at all. With a minimum standard of care, the new ones should be fine for the entire period of ownership.
 

gadgetgirl85

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I'm hoping I can buy one and not need to buy another case for it and be able to take it to the gym. I have an iSkin but I heard that they aren't compatible. Maybe if I cut another hole in the bottom of it that might work?
 

farqueue

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why cant they make the screen like the on that Motorola v3 razr has??? i have my keys and stuff together with the phone and it hasnt scratched one bit
 

clayj

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One of the guys at the local Apple Store (Charlotte) told me yesterday that he's pretty sure the new 2G nano screens are tough Lexan, not the easily-scratched soft non-Lexan polycarbonate of the 1G nano's screen. (Yes, Lexan is A form of polycarbonate, but there are others.) He put his fingernail to the screen of a new nano pretty hard, and I didn't see any scratching.
 

dan-o-mac

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My girlfriend just bought an 8GB black nano and it has 2 scratches on it right below the screen. She didn't notice until she got home, now we have to go back to the store and return it in the morning. I'm not sure if it's a sign of thing to come, but the black looks like it can be easily scratched/scuffed.
 

gadgetgirl85

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Just to let you know the iskin for the 1G nano DOES fit the 2G not a perfect fit but it will hold it
 

Koodauw

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dan-o-mac said:
My girlfriend just bought an 8GB black nano and it has 2 scratches on it right below the screen. She didn't notice until she got home, now we have to go back to the store and return it in the morning. I'm not sure if it's a sign of thing to come, but the black looks like it can be easily scratched/scuffed.
I tired to scratch my black nano and couldn't on the case, but the click wheel has a few marks now. Nothing major, and you can only really see it if your looking for it. I think they are pretty tough.
 

dan-o-mac

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Koodauw said:
I tired to scratch my black nano and couldn't on the case, but the click wheel has a few marks now. Nothing major, and you can only really see it if your looking for it. I think they are pretty tough.
:eek: Dude your crazy for trying to scratch your ipod! It's good to know that they don't scratch easily. maybe my girl just got a defective model.