- 01-01-2012, 08:36 PM #51
- 01-01-2012, 09:42 PM #52
- 01-02-2012, 04:37 AM #53
- 01-02-2012, 11:25 AM #54
You asked about US stores shipping to UK but I'm curious as to why you would go to all that bother. Don't the phone carrier stores in the UK carry screen protectors as well as other peripherals?
Hopefully they also have a friendly salesman willing to put it on to help you out?
- 01-02-2012, 07:11 PM #55
- 01-02-2012, 08:25 PM #56
It's worth it to also get one of decent quality. The one I have on my iPod Touch came with the case is almost 3 years old and is in near perfect condition. I have a Droid X and I have a Steinheil Ultra Crystal screen protector on it and it has lasted over a year without picking up any scratches. Today I was looking at my daughter's iPod Touch and here screen protector is a mess and it's only a few months old. The one she used was 3 for $4.99. Pay a little more and get a good one.
Tomorrow I will be picking up an iPhone 4S and I need to decide which screen protector to get. Unless I find I better one I'll be getting the Steinheil.
- 01-02-2012, 08:41 PM #57
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- 01-03-2012, 12:31 AM #59
I use the cheapest ones I can find on Ebay. Usually like 6 front and backs for like $5. I've never had any problems. I am very careful and near perfect getting them on. If I get one bubble I take it off and apply another. Have had mine since launch me and my husband and no need to take it off due to cases etc. Plenty of extras if need be.
- 01-03-2012, 06:07 AM #60
- 01-03-2012, 10:14 AM #61
When I owned an iPhone 3G in 2008. I used a Speck Products toughskin case and PowerSupport crystal clear screen protector. It was great. I had the iPhone 4 in an Otterbox defender and it was very protected but I didn't enjoy the retina screen as I felt the OD screen protector dulled the screen. I bought an iPhone 4S in November and I have been using 2 cases back and forth. The OD, OC with crystal clear screen protector and OC without screen protector. I am liking the OC without screen protector but in the back of my mind, I will probably reapply the screen protector shortly. The iPhone 4 and 4S does scratch and I don't want to risk it.
- 01-03-2012, 06:36 PM #62iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
If you're going with a film, get the anti glare. I do not use a film on my iPhone or iPad and I have had no problems (3+ years). There again I don't surf or skate on mine and I don't use it as a frisbee. I just mean to say that I treat them as if I paid hundreds of dollars for them, oh, I did.
- 01-04-2012, 09:45 AM #63
The "ridge" of most cases raises the glass away from most surfaces you would set it down on, so it's really just a question of whether you keep it in a pocket/purse with keys or anything that would scratch it.
My view is this: I would do anything reasonable to protect my expensive phone, but if the screen protector makes it look WORSE than it would even with a few superficial scratches, what's really the point? I used several film protectors on my BlackBerry (which was a smaller screen and NOT a touch screen) and they bubbled and peeled pretty easily. Also, if it inhibits the performance of the touch screen AT ALL (like pinch zoom, tapping, or sliding finger for games), that's not going to fly with me. Suppose I could try it out though.
(P.S. First post here - I'm a refugee from CrackBerry.com, iPhone 4s arriving next week. VERY excited)
- 01-04-2012, 11:49 AM #64
- 01-04-2012, 12:10 PM #65iPhone Newbie
- 13 Posts
- 01-04-2012, 01:58 PM #66
All depends on where you're gonna take your phone, and what you're going to do with it. I've never had a case or a screen protector on any iPhone I've owned, and I've had about 15 by now. Nary a scratch.
Personally, I don't like the way my finger catches when I swipe it across a screen with a screen protector on it. YMMV.
- 01-05-2012, 02:09 AM #67
- 01-05-2012, 02:12 AM #68
- 01-05-2012, 06:06 AM #69
Have the 4 since the debut without a screen protector and so far no scratches. It has been dropped several times and even threw it across the room into the dog kennel in a fit of rage (not at the dog) and is still in perfect shape.
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- 01-05-2012, 06:15 AM #70
I used screen protectors but every time I would go into the AT&T store and play around with the same phone that I had, there screen always looked so much better than mine. So I took mine off and have been content ever since. For me they just seem to ruin one of the main reasons I have the iP4S, the retina display. I will never use a screen protector again, I just try to be careful. If I get a scratch, it's just a phone and I will get the new iPhone each year anyway.
- 01-05-2012, 08:15 AM #71
- 01-05-2012, 08:56 AM #72
- 01-05-2012, 09:14 AM #73
- 01-05-2012, 10:29 AM #74
I carried my iphone 4 without any protection from launch day until I sold it in October 2011, and it didn't have any scratches. I inspected it very closely under a bright flashlight, sunlight, normal indoor light, etc, from various angles, and I couldn't see any scratches. I kept it in my left pocket with no other items (keys, coins).
I used the power support screen protector on my 3G, and I liked it: it was very easy to apply, and it didn't detract from the screen's appearance.
- 01-05-2012, 11:24 AM #75