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Strange screen "scratch"

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Apr 6, 2010 6:55 PM
Opened my brand new 64G iPad and synched it in iTunes. While it was synching I removed the plastic cover from the screen and @#$$$% the screen appeared to have several scratches on the top part. I carefully wiped the screen to no avail. Then as I turned to landscape I noticed the "scratches" moving with the screen. The wallpaper photo was scratched?? Changed the wallpaper and all scratches gone with the new photo.
Anyone know whats going on?
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  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Apr 6, 2010 6:57 PM (in response to AKR11)
    Yes, the default wallpaper is a time lapsed photo that have stars moving and appear as streaks or scratches. Just change the wallpaper and it's gone.
    iMac 27" i7, iMac 20", MBPro, MBAir, iPhone 3GS, TV, Airport Extreme, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • philg1824 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 27, 2010 3:49 AM (in response to captfred)
    Same thing happened to me. How odd of Apple to have missed this. It is what most consumers will be worried about- ie scratches!!
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • ride1992 Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
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    May 27, 2010 4:35 AM (in response to AKR11)
    Those are not scratches, they are in the photo. Time lapse photography.
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  • philg1824 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 27, 2010 4:39 AM (in response to ride1992)
    I know, but when you look at it, they APPEAR like scratches and scratches are the thing one is most worried about (apart from dropping the beautiful thing!)
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • minimac51 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 3, 2010 7:00 PM (in response to AKR11)
    I experienced the same thing today when I activated my new ipad. I figured out it was part of the illustration/photo, but initially I had a moment of anxiety, thinking that the lines that seem to be included to simulate movement similar to shooting stars were scratches on my not-so-inexpensive new toy.
    ipad, Mac OS X (10.5.6), airport express
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    Jul 3, 2010 8:21 PM (in response to AKR11)
    See this for the story of that "scratched" photo.
    27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPad+3G, iPhone 4, 6 iPods

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