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    Default Could I risk without a screen protector

    Would the iPhone be durable with it? I mean I tried best skin ever and it gave a horrible result, orange skin, dust and scratches.

    Even cheap adhesive ones don't work, so all I can do now is go without one... that a good idea?
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    I have never used a screen protector on any of my iPhones and have never gotten a scratch on it
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    They DO, in fact, get small scratches without a protector. I use an Anti-Glare from the AT&T store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalimmortal View Post
    They DO, in fact, get small scratches without a protector. I use an Anti-Glare from the AT&T store.
    nopz just checked both my iphone 4 and 4s both have been in my pocket with keys and change neither of them have a single scratch on the glass.
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    This is totally user preference. Fine scratches can happen but doesn't mean they will, so if you think you can be careful enough not to have sharp objects near your screen you'll probably be ok without one. As for myself, I prefer the added security that comes with having a screen protector on all of my iDevices. I use a Power Support HD screen protector on my 4 and soon to be 4S. Power Support protectors are very easy to apply and usually go on nicely on the first application.


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    Are the power supports good then? I'm trying to hunt one down that's easy to apply, after the Best Skin Ever attempt, I'm not impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noaim View Post
    nopz just checked both my iphone 4 and 4s both have been in my pocket with keys and change neither of them have a single scratch on the glass.
    I know for a fact I could find a scratch. After owning probably fifty different iPhones they DO scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalimmortal View Post
    I know for a fact I could find a scratch. After owning probably fifty different iPhones they DO scratch.
    Wait, what? How could you have had 50 different iPhones, when Apple has only had like 5 of them so far?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Possession View Post
    Are the power supports good then? I'm trying to hunt one down that's easy to apply, after the Best Skin Ever attempt, I'm not impressed.
    In my opinion, they're great. I've used them on all 3 of my iPhones, and the iPad 1 and 2. Supper easy to apply and believe it or not it went on correctly the first time I tried even on a screen as big as the iPad. You can get 2 protectors in a pack now for $14 which I think is a good price considering the protection that it offers.


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    Yes they do get small scratches over time. My last one I was SUPER careful with it and thought I was scratch free. I looked one day at the screen and when turning it slightly and getting the right angle, sure enough there was a scratch.
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    My husband removed every protector I put on his and within 24 hours of removing the last one he rendered his screen damn near useless. He had it in the same pocket with his keys and sat there all day with a key gouging at it, and it's not eligible for replacement bec it's "cosmetic".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    Wait, what? How could you have had 50 different iPhones, when Apple has only had like 5 of them so far?


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    I have had about 20.

    Since the first iPhone 2G I have bought, sold and then repurchased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    Wait, what? How could you have had 50 different iPhones, when Apple has only had like 5 of them so far?


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    Working in the cellular industry I'm constantly switching phones. Buying and selling. Changing colors, capacity.

    I've already had three 4S's. Can't even count how many 4's, 3GS's, and 3G's. It's probably been more that 50 TBH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalimmortal View Post
    Working in the cellular industry I'm constantly switching phones. Buying and selling. Changing colors, capacity.

    I've already had three 4S's. Can't even count how many 4's, 3GS's, and 3G's. It's probably been more that 50 TBH.
    Got it, that makes sense now.


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    I scratched mine up pretty bad. I had an extra one laying around. I messed up putting that one on. Right now, I can't seem to get this one air bubble out where i bent it taking it off. But i read up a little bit on how to clean them and minimize air bubbles. Cleaned it like 9 times. Surprised the adhesive is still there. Used tape to remove dust. Have like 3 tiny bubble specks, but no biggy. I needed that thing.
    no WAY am i going to go without a screen protector or case
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    I've had my 4S screen protector free and keep it in my pocket. So far, no scratches. I work in road construction too!
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    I strongly recommend a screen protector, mainly because you never know when you may accidentally scrape something, be it your keys, when you slide your phone into your pocket. I really like the Zagg wet application screen protector. I found it easy to install and has a life time warranty on it. They are a little more money than the average screen protector but in my opinion are well worth it.

    My husband has a cheap matte finish screen cover from ebay and he really likes the feel of it and has held up just as well as my Zagg.
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    i find these 'no scratches' stories hard to believe'. you guys ever look at it in really really good light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannymichel View Post
    i find these 'no scratches' stories hard to believe'. you guys ever look at it in really really good light?
    That's because they're not true lol it WILL get scratched.
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    I handle my iPhone 4 like it's a new born baby, and I roll without a case or a screen protector. It's been that way since the first day I got it.
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    Screen protector for sure! I just want the added protection AND I prefer the smooth feel and having no smudgy fingerprints on my screen! Power support anti-glare protectors are great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalimmortal View Post
    That's because they're not true lol it WILL get scratched.
    agreed. i call b*******
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannymichel View Post
    i find these 'no scratches' stories hard to believe'. you guys ever look at it in really really good light?
    eh you dont have to believe me I dont care. all I know is my 4s has no scratches and its been in my pocket with keys and change no scratches I even looked with a magnifying glass
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    Mine has a small hairline scratch on the screen and I always keep it in an interior pocket in my bag, designated only for my phone. No clue how it got there, but it's got a screen protector on it now.
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    I use a Zagg screen protector. It gives you the protection and it still allows you to have the benefit of the retina display. I've used other protectors from AT&T, those would always have air bubbles, took away from the beauty of the screen and weren't compatible with my case (screen protector would always lift when I took the case off and on).


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