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    Nano: Caution...

    Hello guys...

    I do not want this to put people off the nano but I've heard reports of the screen being 'extra' easy to scratch. Some people have even managed to 'bend' it (haha!) < not so sure how true that one is but the easily scuffable screen is an issue plaguing many users.

    It might be best to wait until Apple addresses this issue in the future.

    Update: To justify my claims I'm going to link to some simple google results:

    1: http://www.macintouch.com/ipodnano.html

    Samuel Maffei
    Check out the Apple Support iPod Nano Usage discussion group. There a lot of postings (including mine) about how easily iPod Nanos can be scratched in only a few scant days of use. My black Nano got scratched in an empty carpenter jeans pocket.
    I love the iPod Nano, but Apple needs to address this scratching issue pronto. A lot of people are getting miffed.

    Rob McClure
    Just got a Nono over the weekend--seriously high "cool factor" noted while showing it around at a health care standards conference. Anyway, I've noticed that the screen area seems to have smudges/scratches that don't rub or wipe off. Any suggestions on what to use to clean up the surface?

    James Smith
    To reflect briefly on Samuel's remarks about the sensitivity of the Nano to scratching, I experienced much the same problem, and called the Apple online store to arrange my Nano's return.
    As I did so, the store representative offered me a carrying case if I would keep the Nano. I chose to return it, knowing that the carrying case itself would probably scratch the Nano (I had already had this experience with the Nano in a non-Apple carrying case), or at least would fail to protect the Nano's scratch-sensitive screen from damage.
    I love the design and function of the unit, and will certainly buy another when and if the materials in use are made more durable.

    Lloyd Wood
    After playing with some iPod Nanos in the London Regent Street Apple store, I can confirm that the front gets scratched easily; only a week and the cases were already showing a large number of marks and scuffs.
    Some Nanos were unusable; it seems they had been 'combination locked' by people trying them out, and couldn't be unlocked - a denial of service attack. The included 'shooting parachutists' game seemed to be out of character for Apple and somewhat tasteless when compared to Solitaire; I'd rather see a version of Asteroids.
    Given the screen marks, I guess I'll wait for the foldable version of the Nano -- or "iPod flip".
    2: http://www.newsfirex.com/blog/?p=68

    >> Goes on an on, just google for 'iPod nano scratching'

    --Mike

    Note: The contents of this post do not reflect views and opinions of 'Hexus.net' and are my personal comments. I.e. Hexus.net will not be held liable for this post. I'm just saying it like it is because I don't want you guys to feel burned after spending yer hard earned cash. Check around, read a few reviews/forums and you'll see that this issue exists.
    Last edited by bsodmike; 24-09-2005 at 06:50 PM.

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    You could always buy a screen protector? Just got one for my M500 and it's fantastic

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    I dunno Famished. From what I've read/heard it seems to be 'ultra' easy to scratch it. Of course if a company makes a silicone cover for it...then it would be alright.

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    Well iPods are infamous for being easy to scratch, it could be a marketing move to make 3rd party products such as cases more popular. I learnt this the hard way, and now my iPod is more scratched than all my CD's combined... I will try and show a pic soon

    I can so imagine people bending this by leaving it in the bum pocket of their trousers, and doing the honours of sitting down

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    This looks like the solution

    http://www.theinvisibleshield.com/ip...protector.html

    Check the video too... looks like a must

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    well the video could have easily been rigged

    but it does look like a solution

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    been watching this develop carefully

    apple have now admitted that their is a problem with the screens (which means it must be very large scale otherwise they wouldnt have admitted it)

    and channel 4 news is going to drive over one at 7pm tonight apparently

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