Ipad 2, does it scratch easily?

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  1. Chriztofor
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    I wonder if the ipad 2 screen will scratch easily. Can't wait for someone on youtube to test it out. I know the screen is a little thinner than Ipad 1.
    I hope the screen is like the iphone. My 3gs is bullet proof and my keys are always rubbing up against it.
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    Zagg is already producing their shield

    for it. I've mine on order and it will probably beat my iPad2 to my door. Had one on my iPad since day 1 and it's just about bullet proof.
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    Does the Ipad 2 sport Gorilla Glass ?
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    Yeah,but i dont want any shields, plastic, covers, or cases. Just all natural for me. ;). Those shields remind me of my grandmas couches. I say USE it and dont try to save it.
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    It's glass. If you scratch a harder material against it, like metal, eventually it will abrade.
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    The iphone is also made of glass and the iphone is scratch resistant even against metal keys. I am just curious to see if it is made of the same glass as the iphone.
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    Just use a microfiber cloth for cleaning and you'll be fine. I cleaned my original iPad screen at least 5 times a day, every day for 11 months. I just sold it and the screen was in brand new condition. The new screen is the same glass and coating, no worries.
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    i quite like the idea of a 'used' or 'weathered' feel to it. my Touch of 3 or 4 years ago is buggered on both sides, and looks kinda cool. still works perfectly of course. like my guitars - quite warn and very well used.
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    I don't know what type of glass they use but it is glass and glass does not scratch easily. Now 15 people are going to say I'm wrong, but they don't. That's why in the old days when vision glasses were made out of glass we never worried about what we cleaned them with. No scratches. The plastic ones now all scratch easily despite the "scratch proof" coating they put on them
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    I was just thinking that the screen seems to stay cleaner on the 2 than it did on the 1. I had it since Friday night and I haven't cleaned it yet. Anyone else seeing this?
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    Seems that way to me too. Not nearly as smudged up after use as the first iPad would get. I have a smart cover on it - maybe it really does help?
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    Back in the old days IF we got a scratch we used jewelers rouge and it would remove even gouges. Think 4k grit sandpaper but in a powder

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    I'm cheesed. I have a scratch ALREADY.

    Probably all the damn sand in my back yard tracked in from my dogs and kids.

    It's not an issue, it doesn't cause problems with the screen or anything, but it kills me. I have had it less than 2 weeks. Grr.

    Will I switch out my iPad? Maybe. But not anytime soon. I'd it gets worse, then I might. But still, know that there are things that will cause scratches of some sort.
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    I can dig it. It's not a museum piece after all.
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    Wish I had one to tell you!
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    I think I have finally decided to just go naked with my new iPad 2 screen. I was going to put a screen protector on but couldn't decide which...hopefully it will stay in good condition.
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    Screen protectors make the screen look terrible. I use my iDevices naked and store them in a sleeve case.
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    Same for me
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    Protective Glass panel

    All glass is not the same. This is the toughest glass available. Diamond hard material can scratch. But it generally takes a lot of abuse to cause problems.

    The following is a copy and paste from Anandtech in depth review of the iPAD2.

    "The iPad 2 and previous iPad both utilize Corning Gorilla Glass. This type of glass is an alkali-aluminosilicate, being primarily silica and aluminum with an alkali metal, along with other unspecified components mixed in to tweak its properties. The biggest benefit of alluminosilicate glasses, aside from being relatively tough to start with, is the fact that the rate of ion exchange is fairly high even at temperatures low enough that the structure cannot react, meaning it can be processed quickly and create deep protective layers in the glass. The iPad 2 has a modest reduction in the thickness of the glass (about 23% thinner, for those interested) compared to the first iPad, and the question of increased fracture risk has been posed. Given the identical surface quality between the two generations, the reduction of thickness should create no palpable change in toughness for the typical user. That is to say, a drop that would shatter the screen on the original iPad would likely do the same for the new model. That being said, several other design changes appear to account for the change, and might yield better performance in this department.

    Where its predecessor used small metal clips to retain the glass screen, the current iteration uses a ring of adhesive around the entire perimeter that not only distributes the load around the glass and prevents scoring at the glass-metal interface, but better couples the stresses into the more compliant aluminum frame. Both of these measures should improve the performance; either way, drop-testing new electronics is generally not recommended. "
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    Good find! These iPads are tuff as a Mofo..lol believe me, mine has dropped several times on accident and not one dent or scratch anywhere yet. Knock on wood. Also, I've had a screen protector on my iPad since day one, the exact same one. It has not decreased the screen quality or touch response in any shape, form, or fashion. That's why my iPad still looks brand new. Keep in mind I do keep my iPad in the Apple case or my tarsus Truss case. I keep it in the apple case for indoors. When I take it outdoors, it goes into the truss case which gives it maximum protection while looking good at the the same time. The truss case can also keep the cover closed at all times, if you wish.

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