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Does any of you know someone that ownes an iPod Nano. I have heard that some peoples displays have scratched so bad from just having the player in their pockets. I just wanted to know if it is really as bad as all the people are saying.
My iAudio M3 and X5 still look pretty new. On closer inspection you can see scratchmarks on the casing and some scatches on the screen, but they don't seem to be anywhere near as bad as the problems Nano users are having.
I've read that the Nano scratches excessivel indeed. There is even talk of a lawsuit against Apple because they're violating customer rights or something, read here: http://news.com.com/Suit+filed+over+Nano+scratches/2100-1047_3-5906399.html
I do not own a Nano, nor have seen a scratched one in person, but I do hear alot of bad things about the scratch sensitivity. The black one is rated way worse, because the scratches are white, and thus far more visible on a back background.
I'm astound that Apple made such a product, which heavily relies on its looks for sales, become scratched so easily.
On the other hand, getting it destroyed seemed a far more harder job to do:
It even kept playing after being run over by a car!
I sold my nano to get my 30gb x5 (i only paid $170 yesterday) and the nano (especially the black) scratches like a bitch. Worse than a black car, worse than a psp. Upon taking it out of apple's plastic it had some scratches, and this is no joke.
The PSP has instilled in me that a case is essential
I don't have a Nano, but when I make up my mind on iPod Vid vs X5, I'll also get a case
I also bought a black nano the first day. The problem is that the black, covered by the (same) clear covering as on the 1st and 2nd gen ipods, works together to really show off scratches. I wonder if the material is softer, or if it is just the black accenting the scratches.
We need to hear from someone who has a white nano. In any case I sold it to pay for my X5L and a Sony R909 minidisc recorder (to record my classes as the built-in mic on the X5L is pretty crappy).
For what is is worth, I kept my nano in my pocket, with change, and it did get scratched up, but it never got so bad that I couldn read the screeen. I think that idea is a bit overblown. More probable is that folks see this as a fashion statement and want it to look new all the time.
Having said that, if Apple has just used an aluminum case, like on the mini or the X5L, then this problem wouldn't have been an issue, especially since the mini also has a (glass) covering over the LCD. Switching from the aluminum was a boneheaded decision, but it will sell MANY cases. If Apple wasn't so dang into pushing the 3rd party market, they might consider moving all the iPods to aluminum cases like my X5L. This thing is REALLY scratch resistant!
In the end, it doesn't matter. I have given up on the iPod 100%. There are other options, and after using drag-and-drop, I cannot go back to using a program to transfer my music files.
From what I understand the problem was Apple was being a shotty little penny pincher and skimped on an anti-scratch coating. In fact, they do this on all their players including the original ipods. However, without a color screen it didn't draw much concern.
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