1. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I've almost always used a Power Support Anti-Glare on the screen because I like the smooth feeling it gives.. but lately I've been rocking the screen naked with the phone in an Incase Slider or Switcheasy Rebel..

    Still can't talk myself into using no case for longer than 2-3 days.. just don't want to risk the back getting scratched.
    08-19-2009 10:51 PM
  2. Eric8199's Avatar
    Why do you guys do this to me? I've got an invisishield on mine and I hate it. It just ruins the appearance I think. I was debating taking it off, but talked myself into keeping it on after seeing so many people complain of scratches. Now this thread, and I want to take it off again.

    Has anyone removed the invisishield from at 3gs? It doesn't damage the oleophobic coating, does it? That's my biggest fear. I'm debating taking it off and getting the powersupport shield everyone is always talking about instead.

    Thanks
    08-19-2009 11:07 PM
  3. wsaund#IM's Avatar
    Why do you guys do this to me? I've got an invisishield on mine and I hate it. It just ruins the appearance I think. I was debating taking it off, but talked myself into keeping it on after seeing so many people complain of scratches. Now this thread, and I want to take it off again.

    Has anyone removed the invisishield from at 3gs? It doesn't damage the oleophobic coating, does it? That's my biggest fear. I'm debating taking it off and getting the powersupport shield everyone is always talking about instead.

    Thanks
    I had the Zagg full body shield on mine for about a week. HATED IT. Turned yellowish and the edges got very dirty. Took mine off and trashed it (waste of $) Did not cause any issues with the coathing at all. Go ahead and RIP THAT SUCKA OFF.
    08-20-2009 06:40 AM
  4. Entertainment72's Avatar
    Why do you guys do this to me? I've got an invisishield on mine and I hate it. It just ruins the appearance I think. I was debating taking it off, but talked myself into keeping it on after seeing so many people complain of scratches. Now this thread, and I want to take it off again.

    Has anyone removed the invisishield from at 3gs? It doesn't damage the oleophobic coating, does it? That's my biggest fear. I'm debating taking it off and getting the powersupport shield everyone is always talking about instead.

    Thanks
    TheIphoneBlog can be very informative but it is not the be all end all.. research.. get informed.. There are many sites out that can shed more light on this situation be it positive or negative with less fanboism to hamper their views. The ZAGG is nice for the first month or two then it starts to look nasty. Thanks.
    Last edited by Entertainment72; 08-20-2009 at 09:03 AM.
    08-20-2009 08:58 AM
  5. Eric8199's Avatar
    Trust me. I do my share of research and then some. Drives my wife nuts. Haha.
    08-20-2009 01:24 PM
  6. FrankRow's Avatar
    No scraches, bumps, or brusies. A few smudges, but with the great oleophobic screen and a good wipe with my shirt...nothing. I've had mine a month after it came out...darn shipping and back order! I use a incase hard case and it's going strong. By far the best piece of technology I have...maybe second to my car.
    08-21-2009 03:59 PM
  7. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I've owned all 3 iPhone models and didn't use a screen protector on any of them. None of them have scratched screens.
    08-21-2009 08:40 PM
  8. 70gsrick's Avatar
    6 weeks with my Gs and no scratches. But I cheat, full ghost armor on it since the 2nd week. I'll never use a case again.
    08-21-2009 08:40 PM
  9. chobbs1's Avatar
    I scared a friend at work yesterday. He jumped and dropped his 3GS! It slid on the face, so it was sliding on the floor face down. No scatches on the screen. But the bezel took a beating.
    08-21-2009 09:53 PM
  10. bubbatex's Avatar
    I have had screen protectors on twice since I have had my 3GS (6/27) and end up taking them off after a few days. I love the feel of the screen as is. I had a Feather on it and now have a Batwing Candyshell, but the only scratch is a little one on the Apple logo that I think was caused by something getting under the Feather case. My 17yr old daughter has a 3GS too - she hates screen protectors and hers still looks great too.

    If the darn thing was just a little more "grippy" by itself, I would not even use a case!
    08-23-2009 01:33 PM
  11. wsaund#IM's Avatar
    been over a month and no screen protector and still clean as day one.

    As long as you use common sense and pay attention where you put your phone, then you should never have a problem.
    09-01-2009 07:29 AM
  12. Eric8199's Avatar
    So I ordered the Power Support shield and decided to replace my Invisishield. I don't really care about the back, just want to keep the glass scratch-free.

    So I took off the Invisishield when my PS shields came, and decided to rock it without a screen protector for a day to see how I liked it. It's a week later now, and the PS shields are still in the original box. Still rocking it case/protector free, no scratches, and loving it. The oleophobic coating is awesome, and just putting the phone in my pocket cleans it.

    I'm SUPER careful with my phone, don't let anyone (except my wife) handle it. It's always in my pocket, with nothing else in the pocket with it. I've always been extremely careful with my stuff.

    Still a possibility I might put the protector on, but I just love the beautiful screen without it.
    09-01-2009 09:50 PM
  13. NotCrazy's Avatar
    after reading this i was convinced and took my screen protector [AKA oil collector] off.
    5 minutes later i noticed a tiny scratch on the screen. and i mean TINY, it's in the very top right of the surface so not technically on the screen, and is only visible from the right angle. i wonder though if this actually happened while a screen protector was on as it is around the same spot i had a spec of... something under a screen protector for a while.

    anyway since the iphone has proven to be pretty damn scratch resistant i was wondering if anyone knows what WILL scratch the screen?

    there are of course diamonds but i hardly ever carry those around in my pockets anymore so it's not any issue... anything else we should avoid though?
    09-02-2009 03:27 AM
  14. wsaund#IM's Avatar
    Anything that can scratch glass can scratch the glass on an iphone
    09-02-2009 10:24 AM
  15. SaberSerene's Avatar
    Had it since June 23rd, throw it around everywhere with only a snap-on back case to make it look silver, no scratches at all. I've taken a key to it to show my friend how scratch-proof iPhone screens are as well. No scratches or even scuff marks. :/
    You ran a key to the screen and it didn't scratch? Are you sure about that one?
    09-02-2009 12:21 PM
  16. SaberSerene's Avatar
    I scared a friend at work yesterday. He jumped and dropped his 3GS! It slid on the face, so it was sliding on the floor face down. No scatches on the screen. But the bezel took a beating.
    wow.. thats nuts
    09-02-2009 12:23 PM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    I scared a friend at work yesterday. He jumped and dropped his 3GS! It slid on the face, so it was sliding on the floor face down. No scatches on the screen. But the bezel took a beating.
    I'm not one for violence but I would have kicked your arse.
    09-02-2009 12:49 PM
  18. Eric8199's Avatar
    I'm guessing sand could scratch the screen on the iPhone.
    09-02-2009 02:04 PM
  19. 3gs-iphone's Avatar
    i hope mine doesn't get any scratches. i got mine 2 weeks ago.
    09-02-2009 04:40 PM
  20. chobbs1's Avatar
    I'm not one for violence but I would have kicked your arse.
    I did offer to replace the bezel but he declined. I wouldve expected a good arse kicking. But anyone who tries ain't getting away unscathed.
    09-03-2009 12:56 AM
  21. JBaby_9783's Avatar
    I've been rockin my 3GS since launch with no screen protector or case. No scratches at all. I hand my phone over to people all time and never worry about it. I do use eGrips though. I have sweaty hands and the iPhone is very slippery.
    09-03-2009 05:28 AM
  22. PHATSPEED7x's Avatar
    I got a iPhone 3G, and So far no scratches. I have a Ifrogz case, and screen protector.
    09-03-2009 07:20 AM
  23. snelson293's Avatar
    I have had my 3GS for over a month now, and no scratches or scuffs. Love it!!
    09-14-2009 03:42 PM
  24. avt123's Avatar
    Got mine a week or 2 after launch and still in mint condition.
    09-14-2009 04:15 PM
  25. Eric8199's Avatar
    So I was going naked until today. Noticed a scratch from the bezel down to the screen, but not on the screen. You can only see it in direct bright light, but that was enough for me. Thankfully the screen wasn't scratched. So I put on my anti-glare ps shield and I love it. It was SO easy to put on.

    My phone did not spontaneously scratch though, it fell between the door and seat of my car last night. I think that's when it happened. Been super careful, but it got away from me there and cost me. No more chances.
    09-19-2009 10:04 PM
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