Yikes. One of our readers has found that his Apple iPad case is bleeding dye – in his case luckily onto his Invisibleshield cover, otherwise he’d have a very messed up iPad.
I haven’t seen anything like this reported round the web, and I’ve never liked the Apple case much at all, so it has only very rarely been on my iPad.
Here’s what Alex had to say about this problem he’s seeing:
Hi I’m Alex, reader of your blog. I’m wondering if you have heard or seen any problems similar to mine with this case. I purchased it at the Apple store at the beginning of July, as I seen it first hand on from one of the employees. I was very satisfied until today that I decided to take it out of the case to give it a good clean. To my surprise the back of my iPad had some dark blue smudges on it that were smudged from the inside of the case. I’ve tried removing them but no luck. Lucky for me I had my Zagg invisible shield. Now I’m wondering if the smudges were caused by the material of the shield that didn’t mix with the material from the Apple case or it was just bad luck?
I replied back to let him know that none of our guys had seen anything similar and asked the obvious question about whether he had exposed his iPad and its case to any excessively hot environments. Alex lives in Canada and assures us that his iPad hasn’t been out in the sun or heat for more than 5 minutes and is generally either in a car with AC or in air-conditioned environments.
Here’s the reply he got from the support folks at Zagg (makers of his Invisibleshield) when he reported the issue to them:
Unfortunately it appears that the case you received from Apple may not have had the dye set well into the material and it "bled" out on our invisibleSHIELD. I know this isn’t a normal situation because we have a number of customers who use our invisibleSHIELD and the Apple iPad case in tandem and have not had this issue. Let me explain a little about how this could happen – because of the nano-memory technology built into the invisibleSHIELD it is somewhat porous and will accept some dyes into the pores of the film. Normally the dye in a product (like the Apple case) is "set" and won’t bleed out onto other products.
Fortunately this is one of the reasons to buy the invisibleSHIELD with our Lifetime Guarantee.
And here’s one more shot of Alex’s iPad:
Have any of you seen anything like this on your own or anybody else’s iPad?