The iPhone 5's gotten a lot of stick of late for the fact that it's really easy to chip off and scratch its black coating, leaving the exposed metal poking through and making a brand new iPhone look like it's 5 years old in a matter of days. Now, it seems like the iPad Mini's got the exact same problem.

It's hard to tell whether that's normal wear and tear, though, or whether the tablet's been attacked by keys for instance. Anyway, that's a mighty big chip right there, regardless of how it was caused. If anyone's a lucky owner of a shiny new Mini, have you guys noticed any chipping or scratching of the coating? Do we have a scratch-gate on our hands? [Reddit via Macgasm via Ubergizmo]