More on the iPod nano screen

Summary:Readers have been weighing in on the iPod nano screen scratching issues. I may have been a bit over the top in calling the nano a potential clunker, but a screen that scratches easily under 'normal use' conditions, as has been reported, isn't going to help sales.

Readers have been weighing in on the iPod nano screen scratching issues. I may have been a bit over the top in calling the nano a potential clunker, but a screen that scratches easily under 'normal use' conditions, as has been reported, isn't going to help sales. At this point, Apple should have something to contribute to the conversation, especially with predictions  from UBS Investment Research claiming that the 4G nano could be Apple's "key product" into 2006.

One reader recommends putting a protective cover on the screen, such as clear packing tape. Another reader says it's a non-issue.

My second generation iPod did exactly the same thing. Merely looking at it caused a scratch or scuff. I cut out a piece from a Palm screen cover and pasted it over the screen area - problem solved. Those things actually even kinda fill in the scratches or make them disappear -- the glue gunk works like windshield chip repair. Now sure, I'd prefer it if this didn't happen at all, but let's be realistic, it's nothing new to iPods or Palms or whatever - however what with the way it's currently getting rather... ummm... "colourfully" covered by pubs like this, suddenly everyone will suddenly notice scratches on their iPods kinda like after that Uri Geller show was broadcast in the UK, in which Uri bent some forks with his psychic powers, and "suddenly" viewers noticed some of their dinnerware was a little bent and assumed it was Uri's doing, as if it hadn't been a little bent for ages.

Topics: Apple

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