Screen protector for iPad 3: Yes or No?
I've always put a screen protector on my iPads. Now that I have the iPad 3, I'm not sure if I want to do that with my Retina display. Will you be putting a screen protector on your iPad 3? Anyone had any scratches on their iPad without a screen protector? Finally, are there any screen protectors that don't diminish the awesomeness of the Retina display?
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When I asked about screen protectors in Apple store, they said they recommend against using them because it alters the quality of the display. on iPhone, yes - the Apple guy had same one I use on 4S. On iPad, no.
I throw iPhone in my bag, so screen protector is essential. On the other hand, iPad will always be in a case or covered by smart-cover unless I am using it. Have to say I lprefer both displays au naturale - tempted to remove the iPhone screen protector every darn day...
- 03-18-2012, 05:43 PM #18
I don't have a screen protector on my iPad. The way I see it...I have a screen protector on my phone because I carry my phone around everywhere which makes it susceptible to scratches and whatnot. I have a smart cover on my iPad and only carry it when I'm traveling, so no screen protector is needed.
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I am a self-proclaimed klutz. My 2 had a screen protector on it from day one. At some point it ended up with a HUGE scratch across the screen. Pretty sure my son did it, but I know how I am, so I'm not really sure. However, I've seen one of my prior iPhone screens get scratched - they're not indestructible. I was so sure that scratch had gotten down to the screen, but it didn't. That thing was so big, it would've looked horrible on the screen if I hadn't had a screen protector.
Long story short, those of you who are able to go without screen protectors, I salute you. No way could I do it. Screen still looks great to me with a screen protector, I don't really notice a difference.
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- 03-19-2012, 10:44 AM #22
If you use a cheap clear Ebay one, you can tell absolutely no difference in the screen quality. The best screen cover i've seen on an iPhone is the one that comes with otterbox reflex cases.. it's so smooth and clear, no smudges.. it's really nice. 100% clear.
The ones on ebay for ipad, clear ones, are perfect for me too.. can't even tell they're on there. Now those anti-glare and big expensive thick ones do ruin the quality I think. Especially the ones that are built into otterbox defenders, I usually rip those out and replace them with cheap ebay clear ones.
- 03-19-2012, 04:43 PM #23
I ended up putting an screen protector just for now till I get my gum drop case,which is an hard case with an screen shield included.
Gum drop case- Amazon.com: GumDrop Cases Drop Series Case for the New iPad 3 - Black/Red (DS-IPAD3-BLK-RED): Computers & Accessories
- 03-19-2012, 04:50 PM #24
I used one on my iPad 1, but I go without on my iPhone 4 and my The New iPad. I haven't found a protector yet that didn't cause some refraction or distortion of the retina display.
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- 03-23-2012, 10:06 PM #25
I am just wondering who uses one on their iPad? I was using a screen protector but it looked like crap after a couple of days and been sporting it without one. I am still using a smart cover.