have you tried NOT using a screen protector?
I know this might sound stupid..but I gave up on the screen protector. Has anyone else done the same? I'm obviously more careful with it now...but I feel like Apple was right...it may not even need one.
- 05-13-2010, 02:19 AM #2
Yep.. I had an invisible shield on my 3G but after it got all dirty I just took it off and I was done with screen protectors for good.. Now been using the 3GS for almost a year with no screen protector without a scratch in sight. It really doesn't need a screen protector, just don't drop it ha..
- 05-13-2010, 08:16 AM #3
It's all about peace of mind for me. I'm careful with my phones but things do happen. I just use the cheaper ones that come with speck and switcheasy cases.
I find it hard to believe that the screen won't get some of those hairline scratches after a few months. When you guys say there are no scratches do you really mean no scratches at all.
- 05-13-2010, 08:32 AM #4
I wasn't using a screen protector on my iPhone 3GS for a number of months. Then I ordered one for 'just in case', that I ended up procrastinating putting on, and of course I ended up accidentally dropping my iPhone in the Post Office parking lot while mailing packages. I was actually writing addresses on the packages and set the phone down on my lap for a second, then I while thinking about the packages I stood up and the phone dropped face first into the ground. no major scratches on the screens, just some tiny ones that I find annoying. Wish I would have put the screen protector on.
I purchased this case that came with the 'mirrored' screen protector which looks great. http://store.tipb.com/case-mate-bare...4A123A5564.htm
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- 05-13-2010, 08:48 AM #7
i've had one on since day one. i do not really like that fact that i have to use one, but glad i did
i've dropped my phone 3 times in almost a year and every time its landed on the face of the device
i am constantly changing out protectors due to the fact that any imperfections on or behind them bother me every time i look at it.
yes, i am OCD
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- 05-13-2010, 09:59 AM #9
I have one because if I ever do scratch the thing I'll go crazy. I have one on my wife's because she isn't careful with hers. Don't have one on my iPad though so I'm getting close to taking it off the iPhone. I have a good quality matte finish so no fingerprints but it's killed the quality of te screen.
- 05-13-2010, 01:38 PM #10
I've also had one since day one. But I've used several different ones too. I've found that the cheap ones take away from the sensitivity of the touchscreen while higher end brands, like SwitchEasy, are simply better. Their quality beats the competition by miles.
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- 05-14-2010, 07:40 AM #17
i never used a screen protector on my 3G and never had any scratches and ive only tried an antiglare a few times on my 3gs but only for a day
I have had my 3gs since launch day and never dropped and dont put in my pocket with anything no scratches or anything of the sort!
- 05-14-2010, 09:12 AM #18iPhone Beginner
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wow, i'm kind of shocked that the scratching was the main cause of concern, because i just cant stand fingerprints. i have an anti-glare screen protector under an otterbox screen and my phone that i got on 3GS launch could pass for brand new. i just thought it funny that people are more worried about scratches than figerprints, because i hate looking at a dirty phone.
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