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iDAG
Oct 7, 2007, 02:11 PM
It's driving me crazy!:eek: My dad is paranoid and is leaving the film that shipped with his on till someone makes one for it and I hope to get one in the next couple of weeks for my bday and I don't think it needs it. I remember when I got my 5g iPod he put I screen protector on it and I went crazy, I think it ruins watching videos. So do you really think its that great of an idea?



virus1
Oct 7, 2007, 02:22 PM
The screen is the last part on the touch that would ever need additional protection. Through normal unprotected pocket use, my screen is absolutely flawless. The mirror on the back though, :eek:

xXriderXx7
Oct 7, 2007, 02:43 PM
The front is possibly the toughest part of the iPod Touch.

Mine has absolutely no scratches, or even minor imperfections after a week of being with me in my pocket.

California King
Oct 7, 2007, 02:44 PM
screen= absolutely not. It is extremely scratch resistant
back= yes. It is extremely scratch prone.

What I would do is buy the invisible shield and only use the back.

taficke
Oct 7, 2007, 04:04 PM
It's driving me crazy!:eek: My dad is paranoid and is leaving the film that shipped with his on till someone makes one for it and I hope to get one in the next couple of weeks for my bday and I don't think it needs it. I remember when I got my 5g iPod he put I screen protector on it and I went crazy, I think it ruins watching videos. So do you really think its that great of an idea?

Yes its a waste of money but if your dad says to i would go ahead and do it becuase it saves the back. Front wont get any scratches even if you took a razor blade to it now the back on the other hand just sitting on a table will scratch it.

iDAG
Oct 7, 2007, 04:08 PM
Yes its a waste of money but if your dad says to i would go ahead and do it becuase it saves the back. Front wont get any scratches even if you took a razor blade to it now the back on the other hand just sitting on a table will scratch it.

It has nothing to do with the back only the front screen of the iPod:cool:

bc008
Oct 7, 2007, 06:45 PM
my iphone screen scratched.
can happen to ipod touch.

it is a tiny scratch the size of a grain of sand, but still there.

iCantwait
Oct 7, 2007, 08:22 PM
Ido t knowhow but a got a scratch about one inch long on my screen its hard to do but it happened so I thing it will get damaged in the long term
with sucks.

And this thread is about the front not the back we all know that is easy to scrach. I did with a fingernail and was deep. :P

kockgunner
Oct 8, 2007, 01:14 AM
I have a motorola slvr l7 and it has a similar glass plate for the screen. I've had the slvr for over a year now, and it has no scratches :) even when I ocasionally put my phone in a pocket with keys hehe.

Prof.
Oct 8, 2007, 01:27 AM
The only thing that needs protecting is the back of the touch. :eek:

Prof. :apple:

Something4Kate
Oct 8, 2007, 08:20 AM
It's driving me crazy!:eek: My dad is paranoid and is leaving the film that shipped with his on till someone makes one for it and I hope to get one in the next couple of weeks for my bday and I don't think it needs it. I remember when I got my 5g iPod he put I screen protector on it and I went crazy, I think it ruins watching videos. So do you really think its that great of an idea?
I'm paranoid about the screen too and have done exactly the same thing as your dad - the film it came with is staying on and I've bought normal screen protectors for camera LCDs etc for when the film eventually comes off :o

Screens invariably get scratched as tough as they may be. And my viewing pleasure will be more damaged if a permanent scratch appears on the screen as opposed to watching through disposable screen protectors.

Just my opinion tho.

SFK

Genghis Khan
Oct 8, 2007, 09:17 AM
no offence but your opinion is uneducated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbxpSwDetk

now, any scratch that will scratch this thing will not be limited or prevented by a piece of plastic

the plastic you're leaving on there is heating up the iPod and ruining your viewing experience



GUYS!!!...THE iPOD TOUCH DOESN'T NEED ANY SCREEN PROTECTION

i wish people would leave it alone

Rookie1986
Oct 8, 2007, 09:42 AM
no offence but your opinion is uneducated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbxpSwDetk

now, any scratch that will scratch this thing will not be limited or prevented by a piece of plastic

the plastic you're leaving on there is heating up the iPod and ruining your viewing experience



GUYS!!!...THE iPOD TOUCH DOESN'T NEED ANY SCREEN PROTECTION

i wish people would leave it alone

Exactly! :cool:

iDAG
Oct 8, 2007, 05:28 PM
no offence but your opinion is uneducated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbxpSwDetk

now, any scratch that will scratch this thing will not be limited or prevented by a piece of plastic

the plastic you're leaving on there is heating up the iPod and ruining your viewing experience



GUYS!!!...THE iPOD TOUCH DOESN'T NEED ANY SCREEN PROTECTION

i wish people would leave it alone

WOW this is what I need to show him but I'm shocked that it didn't scrach with a razor blade:eek:

Genghis Khan
Oct 8, 2007, 05:54 PM
haha...and trust me...the others don't scratch it either

i've done it...

...over and over again:D

duraace
Oct 8, 2007, 06:02 PM
no offence but your opinion is uneducated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbxpSwDetk

now, any scratch that will scratch this thing will not be limited or prevented by a piece of plastic

the plastic you're leaving on there is heating up the iPod and ruining your viewing experience



GUYS!!!...THE iPOD TOUCH DOESN'T NEED ANY SCREEN PROTECTION

i wish people would leave it alone

Hear hear. Just enjoy it. The front screen is tough as nails. Not one scratch after 3 weeks in various pockets.

partytime2
Dec 19, 2009, 01:27 PM
I have a screen protector on my ipod touch, and it had a few little bubbles in it, and i seem compelled to try to make things PERFECT (it bothers me if it isnt) so i took off the protector and wiped the screen with the special cloth provided with the case and protector. Then I saw dirt on the protector on the side that goes against the screen and stupidly wiped it with the cloth. BIG MISTAKE the protector got filthy and it looks terrible on the ipod touch, much worse than before. Sometimes, I'm so dumb.

partytime2
Dec 19, 2009, 01:32 PM
o does anyone know how i could clean the screen protector or is it impossible and ruined?

thx

scotty96LSC
Dec 19, 2009, 02:30 PM
Mine has some light scratches, but I think it if from putting my keys in the same pocket.

Keebler
Dec 19, 2009, 02:39 PM
ok so dumb question: i guess this means that the iphone doesn't need a protective case either?

iTwitch
Dec 19, 2009, 03:05 PM
Soap and water? I had a Boxwave screen protector for my Palm TX and that's how I cleaned. It was the type that was held in place by friction?

androiphone
Dec 19, 2009, 03:39 PM
does not need a protector at all,

it looks terrible when you put a protctor on it (they never fit right, and they are the ones that will get scratched as soon as you put it in your pocket) you won't be replacing the protector everyday so its pretty futile putting one on in the first place, yet the people who don't put one on looks awsome with no scratches - at least in my experiance

partytime2
Dec 22, 2009, 05:07 PM
I ended up goins out and getting another. I just feel better having one because I don't feel I need to worry as much about jamming it quickley in my pocket so the teacher won't catch me with it. My screen protector is pretty good almost bubble free, I am fairly good at putting them on.

greygray
Dec 22, 2009, 07:16 PM
Yes. My iPod touch's front is pretty scratched up without one. I got one only after it got scuffed up. The back too. . . :(

Batt
Dec 23, 2009, 07:50 AM
Mine is all scratched to hell and back, and I don't care. I'm not saving it for the next owner. My car doesn't have a bra and guests are welcome to sit on my furniture. I paid for it and i'm going to use it up.

somewhatvaguely
Dec 23, 2009, 09:47 AM
YES, you need a screen protector. I wouldn't say it's absolutely vital, but it's worth it. Would you rather get a scratch on your iPod screen and not be able to fix it, or get a scratch on the screen protector and feel safe knowing it's not your actual iPod damaged?

And about it ruining the video quality - I got the crystal screen protector: it is almost impossible to tell that there is a protector on it besides the ring around the home button. Seriously. Very clear and clean. As well, screen protectors do different things besides protect your screen - there are ones that reduce glare, reduce fingerprints, etc.

The screen protector besides being visually unnoticeable, also does not make a difference in feel of the screen. Personally, I can tell no difference when using my friend's iPod compared to mine, other than the fact that theirs is a bit more sticky from no protector. ;)

A few months ago, I gave my iPod to my friend to let him fiddle around with it, he ended up scratching a part of it with his nail. Instead of freaking out, I was fine because I knew that I could always replace the protector instead of the WHOLE screen or iPod... Even so, I decided to just leave it there since it made hardly any difference.

Now I agree that a CASE is more necessary than a SCREEN PROTECTOR, but I suggest you get both, and if you cannot the latter(the screen protector is a cheaper way). My mom had an iPhone with nothing on it for a few months(that is, no 'accessories'), but yesterday she got a screen protector, as the body can fend for itself(the only way it could get damaged(dirt is no issue) is if you drop it, and that would be your own fault). If you are accident prone, cases are good, but if you just throw your iPod into bags, pockets, and what not, screen protectors are a better choice.

Okay. That was ridiculously long. But I hope I've made my point.

Plutonius
Dec 23, 2009, 12:59 PM
It's driving me crazy!:eek: My dad is paranoid and is leaving the film that shipped with his on till someone makes one for it and I hope to get one in the next couple of weeks for my bday and I don't think it needs it. I remember when I got my 5g iPod he put I screen protector on it and I went crazy, I think it ruins watching videos. So do you really think its that great of an idea?

Yep, if you hate fingerprints all over the screen. I got the skins from bestskinsever and I rarely have any screen smudging to worry about. The front skin doesn't affect the touchscreen and I can't see any difference in the display.

WeegieMac
Dec 23, 2009, 05:03 PM
People moan about screen protectors and the "bubbles" under them, but if you know how to apply them properly (and there IS a technique to it), then it's not an issue.

In fact, my iPhone screen protector is so well applied that you don't even know it's on there. And, this has led to friends asking me to apply protectors to their iPod touches or iPhones.

I personally wouldn't put any expensive touch screen device in my pocket without a screen protector, but that's just me.

d_and_n5000
Dec 25, 2009, 09:44 AM
Yes, you need one. Through the course of a year my iPod touch got scratched up like you wouldn't believe. I'd also highly recommend you get a case that has a silicone surround to the bezel, since I dropped my iPod and it landed face down on concrete and cracked it all to hell as well.

I'm getting the glass replaced and when it comes back, its going straight into a film protector and case, permanently.

katie123
May 10, 2011, 06:28 PM
I have a screen protector on my ipod touch, and it had a few little bubbles in it, and i seem compelled to try to make things PERFECT (it bothers me if it isnt) so i took off the protector and wiped the screen with the special cloth provided with the case and protector. Then I saw dirt on the protector on the side that goes against the screen and stupidly wiped it with the cloth. BIG MISTAKE the protector got filthy and it looks terrible on the ipod touch, much worse than before. Sometimes, I'm so dumb.

Omg, i did this too... take the protector, and rinse it with soap and water. If it's a decent protector, it should still work. Also, if you have windex, spray some on the sticky side and rub all of the lint off. Most of it should come off. Turn off the ipod then spray windex on it and apply the protector using a card to get out the air bubbles. Then just dry the screen. It works great. :) hopefully you didn't toss it quite yet :p

mayflower
May 11, 2011, 04:44 AM
It's driving me crazy!:eek: My dad is paranoid and is leaving the film that shipped with his on till someone makes one for it and I hope to get one in the next couple of weeks for my bday and I don't think it needs it. I remember when I got my 5g iPod he put I screen protector on it and I went crazy, I think it ruins watching videos. So do you really think its that great of an idea?

Your dad is really interesting !:D

AWallen90
May 11, 2011, 08:24 AM
It's driving me crazy!:eek: My dad is paranoid and is leaving the film that shipped with his on till someone makes one for it and I hope to get one in the next couple of weeks for my bday and I don't think it needs it. I remember when I got my 5g iPod he put I screen protector on it and I went crazy, I think it ruins watching videos. So do you really think its that great of an idea?

If you think it ruined watching videos you either had a bad instal (bubbles) or it was a horrid screen protector. I use a matte anti-glare screen protector, it works wonders when outside. The cheap ones off eBay are slightly harder to install without bubble than a nice high quality one but you can get 20 matte protectors for like 4 dollars, then you can practice 19 times putting it on before it counts.

iDAG
May 13, 2011, 06:29 PM
I totally forgot I started this thread a few years ago. I was 15 at the time and now I'm 19 and in college. I did get a first generation iPod touch for my 16th birthday and it did have a screen protector which was matte but I still didn't like it very much. Fast forward to today and I have an iPhone without a screen protector and I love it. I just can't imagine what a screen protector would do to affect viewing on the retina display.

tablo13
May 14, 2011, 07:09 PM
I just can't imagine what a screen protector would do to affect viewing on the retina display.

I have a SGP Stenheil Anti-Oil screen protector for my iPod touch 4g and doesn't really affect the screen quality, except it produces glare in sunlight.

Danimalcracker
May 19, 2011, 12:24 AM
Screen protectors. Psychological thing? Gimmick? A fad?

EDIT: Just thought of something. In order to scratch, said scratcher must be harder than said glass plate.

Moral of the story: stop carrying diamonds in your pockets!

Michael383
May 19, 2011, 12:42 AM
I have a 4th gen iPod touch and I haven't felt the need to use a screen protector. I've carried mine almost daily without any damage to the screen.

iApples
May 19, 2011, 12:46 AM
I've had my iPod Touch for almost 3 years now and I put it through hell. No protection at all. I don't have a single scratch on the front screen. The back is pretty marked up, but that's pretty obvious since I don't have any protection for it and it scratches easily. You really don't need one, it's a waste of money.

Jaykstah
Jun 10, 2012, 05:37 PM
No the screen probably won't scratch, but you might need a case or skin for the back because the metal on the back is a scratch and fingerprint magnet. Actually If you have a screen protector, if dust sticks on it, it can scratch your screen, so it's better off without a screen protector.

danetello
Jun 14, 2012, 09:16 AM
You don't really NEED a screen protector, but it can be useful if you drop your gadgets often lol
I have got an iPhone 4 with no screen protector, been using it for almost 2 years and the front is still in perfect condition with not a single scratch

TheGoodRunner
Jul 3, 2012, 11:02 AM
Do you need to wear a cup during a lacrosse game?

Its always better to play things safe. Your device costs upwards of 300 dollars, you're willing to spend a hundred dollars on games for it, why not spend 15 dollars and keep it nice forever.

alphaod
Jul 3, 2012, 11:51 AM
It doesn't need a screen protector, but I find it's a habit to buy one for the device. I have screen protectors on all my devices. It simply is a habit.

Do I really need it? No, but I've had so many time where I've had really miniscule swirls on the glass in the past, where a screen protector would have helped.

Now with the coming of Gorilla glass, etc., maybe I don't have to worry about little swirls, but still with the force of habit, I buy screen protectors.

iweeklydeal001
Jul 6, 2012, 10:04 PM
It's driving me crazy!:eek: My dad is paranoid and is leaving the film that shipped with his on till someone makes one for it and I hope to get one in the next couple of weeks for my bday and I don't think it needs it. I remember when I got my 5g iPod he put I screen protector on it and I went crazy, I think it ruins watching videos. So do you really think its that great of an idea?

For me, it depends upon you because if you want iPod to be more preventable on scratches or any other harmful things that may occur to the screen of your iPod even though it is a scratch-free screen. why not try to have a protector if you have some extra cash in your pocket. hehe ^_^ .. noting to lose from. Me I am very careful with my iPod which I just bought last week and after few days i tried to purchase some Screen protector on http://www.iweeklydeal.com to insure me the more safe iPod.

have a nice viewing.. tsk tsk

matrix808
Jul 14, 2012, 01:22 PM
doesn't need one, but i have one for piece of mine.

outaru
Jul 19, 2012, 02:20 AM
Yes.. My I own an iPod touch, and no matter how I prevent sharp objects from touching the screen. It managed to have tiny scratch.. :(

jomarr
Jul 24, 2012, 10:17 PM
It doesn't need one. I have a 4th gen so I'm unsure about the other generations

illusion787
Sep 10, 2012, 01:54 PM
You probably don't NEED one, but it wouldn't hurt to have one. Having one on your ipad or iphone might be more important than your ipod but personally I always recommend a screen protector.

kyellowness
Sep 27, 2012, 05:50 PM
Wouldn't it be the same concept as the iPhone?
Some people say it doesnt scratch but it's always better to be safe than sorry, no?

Thetonyk123
Oct 4, 2012, 09:51 AM
I'm getting one with the otterbox case I got. I'll try to put it on.

Rad-o
Oct 8, 2012, 11:13 AM
On my ipod touch 4g , i did some tests .. Took a pin , and tried to scratch it .. But nothing at all !! But the back is completely the opposite . :)