1. Chavista's Avatar
    This is my observation, I have had my iPhone 4 since last August, I was totally blown away by the screen, I have never seen anythng like it on a cell phone. About 2 days later I decided to put a screen protector on it because I could not deal with that beautiful screen being damaged/scratched. It went on well no problems no air-bubles and I still had the beautiful retina display or so I thought.
    Fast forward to Yesterday I gave my wife an early Valentines day gift and got her an iphone 4 Upgrade (Couldn't stand to see her plugging in her iPhone 3G every 2 hours or so) I unwrapped it and was setting it up for her yesterday and I noticed something Wwhen viewing both phones side by side her screen looked better than my own, Brighter and crisper, when I saw it, something clicked in my head, and I all-of-a-sudden remembered how my screen looked when I bought it BEFORE I PUT ON THE SCREEN PROTECTOR, I wanted to rip my screen protector of at that second.
    So has anyone seen or noticed any screen quality issues after putting on a screen protector?
    If the phone screen is off and I hold it at a certain angle I can actually see a kind of oily/rainbo type pattern on it, real faint but I can see it.
    The sad thing is I believe that I got the protector from AT&T store.
    02-11-2011 10:25 AM
  2. liquidzoo's Avatar
    Depends on the type of screen protector you get.

    Anti Glare protectors are going to have a certain degradation of the screen image just based on how they are made and how they refract the light.
    02-11-2011 10:31 AM
  3. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    What was the brand of the screen protector? Also, have you tried to wipe it away with a micro-fiber cloth?

    The only thing I can thing of when you applied the protector is that the screen wasn't cleaned initially.

    Just my $0.02 cents.
    02-11-2011 10:32 AM
  4. iPhoneGleek's Avatar
    This is not news that I'm happy to hear because I was planning on buying one of those privacy screen protector, and I'm sure that will have even more of an effect on the retina display than a regular screen protector.
    02-11-2011 06:44 PM
  5. Garz's Avatar
    I use a crystal clear screen protector. You cant even tell its on. Im not a fan of anti-glare because it will have some effect on the retina display
    02-11-2011 07:01 PM
  6. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    i have the anti-glare and have no issues, maybe u have the cheap ebay version
    02-11-2011 07:45 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    i have the anti-glare and have no issues, maybe u have the cheap ebay version
    Not unless the Power Supports that Apple sells are cheap eBay versions I returned them. Ive never seen or tried a Anti-Glare that looks like a Crystal Clear Power Support. Never
    02-11-2011 07:55 PM
  8. Entertainment72's Avatar
    Best of the Best!

    02-11-2011 11:04 PM
  9. Meagey's Avatar
    my brother and i both have iphone 4s, i have a screen protector since the day i got the phone, he does not, the resolution looks the same to us...the only difference now is, his screen is all scratched up and mine is perfect
    02-14-2011 02:03 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    my brother and i both have iphone 4s, i have a screen protector since the day i got the phone, he does not, the resolution looks the same to us...the only difference now is, his screen is all scratched up and mine is perfect
    what brand and type?
    02-14-2011 02:29 PM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    i use a zagg invisibleSHIELD and there is a slight difference... but it's a small price to pay for quality protection
    02-14-2011 02:41 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I've taken a key to my iPhone and did the same with my Droid X. It doesn't scratch.
    I hate screen protectors. No reason to ruin a beautiful display with those ugly things.
    02-14-2011 03:11 PM
  13. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    I've had a GadgetGuard on mine saince day one and my screen looks perfect!
    02-14-2011 03:13 PM
  14. mrgnzr's Avatar
    I've taken a key to my iPhone and did the same with my Droid X. It doesn't scratch.
    I hate screen protectors. No reason to ruin a beautiful display with those ugly things.
    Totally agree... Just be careful with your phone, hate screen covers and never use them.
    02-14-2011 04:05 PM
  15. mrsFAB's Avatar
    I've never used screen protectors on my iPhones and I never will. The glass is scratch resistant. Scratches have never been an issue for me.
    02-15-2011 09:34 AM
  16. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    i use a zagg invisibleSHIELD and there is a slight difference... but it's a small price to pay for quality protection
    Great product!
    02-15-2011 10:05 AM
  17. sting7k's Avatar
    I don't see any change with my zagg invisible shield in comparison to my sister-in-law's cover free iPhone 4, except for the slight dimple I in the shield up in the top corner.
    02-15-2011 10:31 AM
  18. ImStrapped's Avatar
    Totally agree mrsFAB, the screen is scratch proof. It's funny cause no matter how much I tell all my friends about em AND prove it by using an exacto knife, they still don't believe me and keep that thing on. It just makes the screen look so blurry!!
    02-15-2011 06:32 PM
  19. ek9max's Avatar
    Is it made of the same material as the iPad? Cause I gouged the he'll of out that somehow.
    02-16-2011 01:55 AM
  20. remmy123's Avatar
    I dont understand the OP. Is he saying the protector just looks terrible on his phone or has it actually in fact ruined the screen physically?
    02-16-2011 01:56 AM
  21. SurfStoked's Avatar
    For one, did you compare your brightness settings to hers?
    02-16-2011 02:14 AM
  22. evorc's Avatar
    AT&T screen protectors are not that good. Only power support or sgp crystal will let you retain screen quality. All screen protectors will slightly affect quality some more. I have returned s couple of iPhones and seen some new iPhones from my coworkers and know for sure the contrast on iPhone 4 is not consistent. Some iPhone have blue tint and brighter contrast while some have neutral or warmer screens. Even though the warmer screen is the better quality like a calibrated tv for most this appears as not as bright. Luckily my iPhone now is neutral which is the best in my pinion not too blue not too yellow.
    02-16-2011 02:56 AM
  23. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Condoms ruin sex, too. That's just life.
    02-16-2011 10:27 AM
  24. Garz's Avatar
    Totally agree mrsFAB, the screen is scratch proof. It's funny cause no matter how much I tell all my friends about em AND prove it by using an exacto knife, they still don't believe me and keep that thing on. It just makes the screen look so blurry!!
    The screen is scratch resistant but not scratch proof. I have seen people with scratches on their screen that baby their phone. Becareful with that exacto knife
    02-16-2011 12:20 PM
  25. touchyphone's Avatar
    Totally agree mrsFAB, the screen is scratch proof. It's funny cause no matter how much I tell all my friends about em AND prove it by using an exacto knife, they still don't believe me and keep that thing on. It just makes the screen look so blurry!!
    The biggest load of lies ever....please post a youtube video of you doing this. Or else this is BS....
    02-16-2011 12:41 PM
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