Brilliant - You Can't Scratch a Touch Video

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patrickj

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This video from Michell at Gear Diary is superb and funny and shows off the hardass iPod Touch screen. Tagline for the video is great:
Note: No iPods were able to be harmed in the making of this video
 

geordisjd

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This video from Michell at Gear Diary is superb and funny and shows off the hardass iPod Touch screen. Tagline for the video is great:
I haven't been able to scratch my iPhone either. Dog knows I've tried. Dropped it 10 times. Let the kid use it. Threw it in my 20-lb purse with my keys and other ill-advised items. Not a scratch in 3 months. My Treo 650 looks like it's been in a bath of hydrochloric acid.
 

geordisjd

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Wow. 20 pound purse sounds scary. I still find I treat mine as gentle as possible - carry it in a separate pocket to all keys etc. Habit of a lot of years with mobile devices I guess ...
I know. I scare myself sometimes.
 
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webb

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I think it was once supposed in these forums that the screen was made of a sapphire crystal. Rolex crystals are made of sapphire crystals which keep them very scratch resistant.

Alas, I don't believe it was ever proven what it was truly made of. At any rate, I still have a plastic film protector on the glass as a precaution.

FW
 

coolie

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i think the reason why they changed the silver chrome from the iPhone to the dark one on the touch ipod, is because the silver chrome can get scratched
 

Lincoln

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The scratches on my iPhone annoy me.
They're just minor dings, one above the camera, and a few on the chrome finish, but they stand out.
 

geordisjd

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For those who prefer to watch a scratch test on their iPhone (unlike the flash movie above), there are a number of scratch-my-iPod-Touch movies on uTube, most of them unsuccessful in their endeavor.
 

arothman

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My iPhone slipped out of my hand and skidded on the pavement in the parking lot at my office. It did get a couple of teeny little dings in the glass... almost imperceptible though.
 

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Pretty cool, I think the iPhone version of this was more of a testament to it's durability than this one.

I still don't use a case and I'm very pleased with it's durability for a pocket device. I could never treat my PocketPCs the way I treat my iPhone. The iPhone is the best device I've ever owned despite the small gripes that come with it, I'm glad the iPod touch fares the same, now I know what to get when I upgrade my media player :)
 

scandalex

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Pretty cool, I think the iPhone version of this was more of a testament to it's durability than this one.

I still don't use a case and I'm very pleased with it's durability for a pocket device. I could never treat my PocketPCs the way I treat my iPhone. The iPhone is the best device I've ever owned despite the small gripes that come with it, I'm glad the iPod touch fares the same, now I know what to get when I upgrade my media player :)
During my last trip to the Apple store, several of the employees said that the iPhone and iPod Touch do not share the same screen. I haven't done any research to this affect, but apparently the iPhone screen is made from some sort of glass? where the Touch isn't?

I have a habit of asking questions to employees on an individual basis instead of as a group to see if I get the same answers or different answers from each.

I was surprised to say the least. I thought they shared the same screen. All of them agreed that they believe the screen on the iPhone is superior to that of the Touch.

Your thoughts......?