View Poll Results: Is a screen protector necessary?
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- 08-16-2009, 05:11 PM #51
- 08-18-2009, 10:39 AM #52
- 08-19-2009, 10:03 PM #53
- 08-23-2009, 12:36 AM #54
- 08-24-2009, 10:54 PM #55
I'm using the one that is included with the CandyShell case. No bubbles at all, but there is a little bit of lift near the button at the bottom and near the speaker at the top. Not sure if it is the installation job, or the protector itself causing this. Otherwise, can't tell that it is even there.
- 08-25-2009, 07:52 AM #56
- 08-25-2009, 11:31 AM #57
I replaced the protector with a generic one last night, and this time, zero bubbles and no lift. Seems like the one that came with the CandyShell is harder plastic, which somehow folded a bit near the weak points, causing it to not be able to stick properly to the screen.
I'm anal about placing the protector absolutely perfectly aligned, which means doing it over and over again. Found a technique by accident which helped tremendously. If you happen to get dust underneath during the install, and think you've ruined the protector, try washing it with water and liquid hand soap. Shake it a little, then apply. (I didn't worry too much about the few drops of water still on the protector.) Pushing out the little water bubbles is a lot easier than pushing out air bubbles, and it leaves no dust behind!
But oh the fingerprints!
- 08-25-2009, 03:27 PM #58
- 08-28-2009, 05:33 AM #59
- 08-31-2009, 01:08 PM #60
i had one but took it off cause i accidently trapped dust underneath it...i have a 2G and the screen is markless from the original owner and i hope to keep it that way also. One thing the screen protector does a gd job against tho, IMO, is fingerprints!
- 09-02-2009, 04:01 PM #61
- 09-07-2009, 06:50 AM #62
- 07-07-2010, 10:55 AM #63iPhone Nanite
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As a professional photographer I spend a ton of money to get the sharpest lenses on the market. Then I cover the front lens element with a piece of plastic so I don't scratch it! NOT.
This phone has the highest screen res of any phone on the market - I'm not going to compromise that sharpness and resolution by viewing it through a piece of plastic. I have the Invisible Shield system on my Macbook and it has serious discoloration in all the areas where my hands/palms/wrists rest while I'm typing. Considering the iPhone is designed to be constantly touched I think it would be only a matter of short time before haze and discoloration set in.
- 07-07-2010, 12:08 PM #64
- 07-11-2010, 01:28 PM #65
I had Clear-Coat on mine and LOVED it but the case I have on my iphone has little "teeth" hooky things that when you slide it on, pushes all clear coats off! so i had to remove the clear coat and get a refund from them.
I have the purple and black case from ATT which i love, and the only protection i can get for it, is to put it in a leather pouch belt clip thing. Because the pouches for the ip4 are very form fitting, i had to get the EVO leather pouch from Sprint which fits the iP4 with the purple case PERFECTLY.
I just hate the fingerprints on the iP4 without the Clear Coat. With the protection, there were never prints!
- 07-11-2010, 04:13 PM #66
- 07-11-2010, 04:41 PM #67
I work at radioshack and we have a 3GS demo phone, and my associate had it in her pocket with her keys and it came out with a big scratch!! From that point on I always use a screen protectors on my phones and on my iPad! I'm not taking any chances!!!
- 07-12-2010, 05:48 PM #68