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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by dustrho, Apr 29, 2012.

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    My iPad is only one week old and I already have two scratches on the display. I use a smart cover, I'm super careful with my iPad, and can't believe it's already scratched. Good thing Apple didn't decide to use Gorilla glass on these. /sarcasm

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    I can't understand why, I also use a smart cover, and not a blemish on mine. Does anyone else use your iPad, that maybe isn't as careful?
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    No one uses my iPad besides me. They're both parallel to each other, are faint, but are easily noticeable. It really upsets me.

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    Understandable, it's an expensive item! My obvious concern would be to check nothing has adhered itself to the inside of the smart cover. Failing that, I'm stumped sorry.
    I hope it's not too bad to interfere with your Ipadding!
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    It doesn't interfere with me using this ipad, but every so often I can see it and boy does it make me mad.

    Is there anything I can do to get rid of this?

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    There is an oleophobic coating on the screen to repel fingerprints. It is likely this is what is scratched and not the glass itself.

    However, if you try to buff that out, you will take off the coating and make the screen look awful. There is no way to take the coating off uniformly and others have stated that if you do get the coating off you are left with an awful rainbow effect to the glass.

    I would leave it alone, get a screen protector, and live with it. Anything you do to make it better will likely make it worse.
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    I'm thinking you have had something on your smart cover that has done this. I've heard that a screen protector is good for masking light scratches also.
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    That's what I'm thinking about doing. Is Zagg the best one to get?

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    I think Zagg is the best screen protector out in the market plus they have a lifetime warranty!! It's the only one I use.

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    From all reports it is certainly highly regarded.
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    When your screen is turned on I bet you can't see them anyway.
    So what's the point in worrying about it? An iPad is a device made of glass that you use with your hands. It's going to get small scratches every now and again.
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    Why would your hand cause scratches? I have never had any.
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    While the glass used for touch screens is meant to take a lot of abuse, it is not immune to scratching. It can happen in many ways. Allowing another person to use it, even briefly, while they are wearing a diamond ring, will be a possiblility. Leaving it set on the couch with a pet around. There are a lot of little acts that can lend to an accidental scratch.

    While I am here, a couple of things. It is pretty certain that Apple is using Gorilla Glass, it is best for Apple not to advertise any component manufacturers. If there is falling out, or inability of a manufacturer, then Apple can go to another manufacturer and get the same or better product without any media attention or lawsuites. Also, Apple and others are looking at newer coatings for the glass that not only repels dirt and bodyoils, but also is self healing, eliminating minor scratches.
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    I recommend Zagg screen protectors as I've used them on multiple blackberries and android phones. But for the iPad I feel they are way too much and now use a cheap amazon 3pack version of anti glare ones. Not ruining the quality of the screen at all and keeps fingerprint smudges at a minimum.

    I'm pretty sure Gorilla glass is shatterproof, not scratch proof.
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    Could you send me a private message of which ones you purchased at Amazon please? Thanks.

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    I don't buy this. So far, none of my mobile devices have suffered a scratch on a screen. It's the casing that takes the abuse.
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    I have scatches not on the display itself but on the black boarder where you can get it either black or white btw my dog jumped on my lap with iPad in hands didn't see it coming
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    Gorilla glass is neither shatter nor scratch proof. It is however much more resistant to scratches and a bit stronger than regular glass.
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    I took my iPad back to Target and exchanged it for a 64 GB model, had no issues doing so. Also bought a different case, got the Targus Versavu. Seems to be much better than the Apple Smart Cover one.

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    For those who want to see and believe how strong is the gorilla glass.
    You may like to google search under gorilla glass to view hundreds of threads which is the invention from Corning company..

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