Violent scratch test - no screen protector.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by neocitron, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. neocitron macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2003
    I know, I'm crazy. But where I work I demonstrated the scratch resilliance of the iPad many times (screwdrivers, blades, keys) to customers who were reluctant of its durability.

    I just want to let you guys have an idea of just how tough the screen is. And for those debating getting a screen protector.
  2. Lotso macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    OC, California
    I never liked screen protectors because they make the oliphobic/sp? coating useless. Good to know. Now it's the Apple logo on the back I have to worry about, that, is not tough by any means.
  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I would be very weary still. I'm not using a screen protector. However, I have a scratch on my screen and no idea how it happened. Been in Apple case since day 1.
  4. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2010
    The forums are full of stories of scratched iPad screens. Plus an antiglare shield is a big improvement.

    Every thread that starts like this seems to immediately get half a dozen scratched screen stories. $30 for a zaag or power support shield is money well spent.
  5. greg555 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2005
    Keys are usually aluminum or brass, both much softer than glass. All it takes to scratch glass is a bit of silica sand or grit rubbed on the screen with your finger or a cleaning cloth.


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