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- iPhone Newbie
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Who is going to put a screen protector on their iPhone?
Does it have that much of an affect on the retina display? I'm just scared of scratching it if I put it in my pocket or something. What is everyone's thoughts?Impatiently awaiting the delivery of my ViP4 32GB
- 02-05-2011, 04:33 PM #2
- 02-05-2011, 04:36 PM #3
I had some bad luck with my iPad. I had it 3 days and found a whole series of fine scratches on the screen so I immediately put a screen protector (Zagg) on it. I already ordered (and received) one for my iPhone. I figure any impact to the crispness of the display would be far less than my frustration at finding scratches!
- 02-05-2011, 04:38 PM #4
- 02-05-2011, 04:39 PM #5iPhone Experts
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#8 will TRY it and if it affects performance in any way it is coming off. From what I hear the glass on these phones is similar to sapphire and being into high-end watches (see avatar) I can tell you how scratch resistant that can be.iPhone 5 16GB / 21.5" iMac. 3.06GHz OSX Mountain Lion/ Apple TV 2nd Gen/ iPad Gen2, 16GB.
- 02-05-2011, 04:40 PM #6
- 02-05-2011, 04:41 PM #7
I used a screen protector on the original iPhone and after that I never used one and never have I scratched a single iPhone. Granted I am more careful than most but in my opinion screen protectors take away a lot.
- 02-05-2011, 04:42 PM #8
- 02-05-2011, 04:48 PM #9
The iPhone glass is very scratch resistant. Not as easily scratched as many other devices. I will say though that any touch screen device should have some kind of clear screen protector put on it. Not only to protect from scratches but in the event that the device dropped, it has a lesser chance of shattering because the protector on there holds the glass together. It's like trying to shatter a car window that has tint on it. It can be done but not as easy as one without tint. My local mall has a kiosk that sells and installs something similar to a zagg invisible shield. I will get them to put one on the front as I had with my other iPhones.
Last thing I wanted to add is that a good screen protector or shield will not hold grease from your hand as much which makes sure the display responsiveness is at it's best. Not sure about others but it always feel smoother when a protector is on there.
- 02-05-2011, 04:48 PM #10
I had a screen protector on my 3Gs & also put one on my iPhone 4. To me it was taking away from the beautiful retnia display so I took it off. It was the invisible shield so I tried a clear screen protector but it still took away from one of the phones greatest assets.
If you put one on every time you see one without one you'll know how much it takes away.
- 02-05-2011, 04:50 PM #11
- 02-05-2011, 04:51 PM #12
- 02-05-2011, 05:26 PM #13iPhone Intermediate
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The power support crystal ones are supposed to be completely see through. Check youtube for some videos to see how you can't tell the difference between a phone with and without it. I've already received mine from Amazon, just waiting to apply!32GB Verizon iPhone
- 02-05-2011, 05:34 PM #14iPhone Intermediate
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I will not be putting a screen protector on it. I have for my Droid X and my old LG Dare but I don't think I ever really needed it. The Retina display is one of the reasons I am buying the iPhone and do not want to diminish that. Verizon iPhone 5 16GB / iPad 2 / MacBook Pro 13" 2.4 GHz (2010)
- 02-05-2011, 05:36 PM #15
- 02-05-2011, 05:37 PM #16
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- 02-05-2011, 05:41 PM #17
I have mine already - just waiting for the phone to apply it to. I have always had one on my first gen iPod touch, and have replaced the protector several times since October 2007. When I take them off to replace, the screen is as good as new.
I used to use the anti-glare, but the invisible/clear ones are much better. Verizon iPhone 5 Black (32GB) iPad (32GB Black WiFi 3rd gen) 20" iMac Core2Duo 3rd gen TV
Everyone in the house has an iPhone or iPod touch, all our computers are Mac
- 02-05-2011, 05:44 PM #18
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- 02-05-2011, 07:10 PM #23
Don't do Zagg. It's good protection but it will make your device look bad over time. With the peeling and fogginess it's not worth it for the iPhone. I used clear protector and it's much better as far as actually being clear and not knowing it's there.
- 02-05-2011, 07:23 PM #24
fo sho! I am putting the Pure Gear 3 pack screen protector on as soon as I pull it out of the box. Its the first thing I'm gonna do before I even turn it on. It'll be its cleanest at this point.. I got it today from Verizon along with the Incipio double cover, silver/white.
- 02-05-2011, 07:33 PM #25