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The iPod Touch Gets The Ultimate Scratch Test

Ever since I became the proud owner of an Apple iPhone, I've gone to great measures to make sure the screen stays protected from scratches.

Now I'm not exactly sure if the iPod Touch has the same screen exterior as the iPhone, but if it does I think it's safe to say that I don't have to worry about scratching my phone. This awesome video, which I spotted on techfresh, demonstrates the durability of the new iPod Touch's screen as it resists damage from keys, a pin and even a razor blade—proving that the screen is not as fragile as one might think. As for smudges, that's a whole other story!

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null89076 null89076 8 years
wow, amazing! it took all of that. those folks at apple don't play.
chapsticknchanel chapsticknchanel 9 years
He must be really brave... I've been babying mine but I guess I can relax a little bit. I'll still put it in a case to throw in my purse, but now maybe I won't flinch when I scratch it with my nail
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
I have one and bought a little red leather case to cover the metal part and ive thrown it in my purse and the screen hasn't been scratched at all...its amazing
chole chole 9 years
try to do that on the back side of your ipod..
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
LOL, yeah seriously. Give it to my 3 year old nephew for 20 minutes. It will be destroyed! Actually, it would probably be dropped into the toliet in the first 30 seconds. He's into that right now.
gspencer gspencer 9 years
Hmm... I bet I could scratch it. Give it to my child. Then again, children shouldn't have expensive electronic gadgets to destroy. Yet, what I say is it didnt' seem that he gave much pressure with the objects to the screen. Have to see it done in person to really believe it.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Man that gadget is gorgeous lol.
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
Why can't they make cars like that? :P
krystij krystij 9 years
Ehh, nothing new. I was at the Apple Genius bar a while back, getting my laptop looked at, when a bunch of people were pestering the employees about what to cover their iPhones with. Frustrated and annoyed, he pulled out his own iPhone and keys and showed the whole store how it wouldn't scratch as he rubbed his keys all over for it.
littlemissme littlemissme 9 years
courtney422 courtney422 9 years
Ok so that is really cool! My phone is so scratched up from being in my purse. This would come in handy.
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
i would NOT do that to mine. i cant wait to get one!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
agreed. brave guy...
scullylam scullylam 9 years
argh. i wish the touch screen on a nintendo ds would be as wonderfully scratch free as the apple touch's screen.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Honestly, thinking about trying this on my iPhone is giving me anxiety. Still, I am pretty sure that they picked this glass for a reason. I read that it is a special crystal that is very good at resisting scratches, but SMUDGES like crazy. So the real test is to swipe your finger across it after eating french fries. GO on, I dare you!
Tall-Face Tall-Face 9 years
p.s. what you just read MIGHT shock you. LMAO!
Tall-Face Tall-Face 9 years
It's a pretty well known fact that metal scrapers and razor blades alone will not scratch glass. ;D However, abrasive materials, like sandpaper, CAN. Nice video guy.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
ok first off--dude is crazy! second--how hard does he press when he does all that?
Bksuga Bksuga 9 years
i mean yeah its a good demonstration but um... yeah is that the same screen for the i phone how could we find out is anyone brave enough to do that to thier i phone ???
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
Wow, I don't think I could've done that to mine. Those things are a freaking expensive!
alillee alillee 9 years
cool i didn't know the iphone was made of metal on the sides! makes me want one even more.. :(
verily verily 9 years
Well, the back and sides are made of metal and not glass. I'm sure they'd scratch. I wonder how much pressure he really used... I still won't put my iPhone in a purse without a case.
lintacious lintacious 9 years
umm, they didn't try anything on the back or sides.
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 9 years
good thing they tested it! i would think that the screen would scratch easily for sure!
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
This person is brave, I would be so scared to try this test on my toy even after watching that.
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