Violent scratch test - no screen protector.

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

  1. neocitron macrumors newbie

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    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcIRttycB2I
     
  2. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    Greg
     

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