updated 02:55 pm EDT, Thu October 6, 2005
Walter Mossberg addresses recent concerns about the iPod nano's apparent . "Based on my own experience of about a month with the product, and emails I've received from readers, I believe the tiny, thin iPod nano is much more prone to scratching than earlier iPods, even though they, too, picked up scratches." However, Apple says it uses exactly the same clear coating on the nano as on some earlier iPods. The company also says "its engineers have conducted tests that show the nano isn't any more vulnerable to scratches than other current iPods." Company officials speculate that, because of its small size, some users may have carried their Nano in places and ways that differ from how they carried larger iPods, and which increased the possibility of scratching.