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Old Mar 25, 2012, 09:35 AM   #26
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I have a screen protector on my iPad 3 right now and I hate it. I would so much rather just not have it. I treat the iPad exceptionally well. Do I really need it? I have a smart protector. I also have a carbon fiber backing. I like those just not the protector.
No you don't.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 09:35 AM   #27
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And the glare and having to keep cleaning the screen ruins the experience imo.
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Risking scratching the screen while cleaning...yes it does happen too.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 11:08 AM   #28
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It really does not wear off from use.
Even Apple (in the iPad user's manual) says the coating wears off with use. However, what's the point of using a screen protector to preserve the coating? You're going to be buying a new iPad in a year or two anyway. Perhaps the best reason to use a screen protector is to help get another $40 or so when you resell it.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 02:09 PM   #29
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No need for that, waste of $$$
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 02:15 PM   #30
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The overheating of the new ipad will melt the screen protector anyways so there's really no point of having one on.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 03:39 PM   #31
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I bought a dark grey smart cover, a Belkin case for the back of the iPad and a generic Belkin sleeve for tablets. I also bought the Zagg HD protector, but haven't taken it out of the box yet. I am paranoid because I scratched my iPad 2, but everyone is telling me not to put it on. I am extremely OCD with my electronics, but love the look and the feel of no screen protector.

Thoughts?
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 03:53 PM   #32
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I bought a dark grey smart cover, a Belkin case for the back of the iPad and a generic Belkin sleeve for tablets. I also bought the Zagg HD protector, but haven't taken it out of the box yet. I am paranoid because I scratched my iPad 2, but everyone is telling me not to put it on. I am extremely OCD with my electronics, but love the look and the feel of no screen protector.

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Old Mar 25, 2012, 04:00 PM   #33
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 04:49 PM   #34
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You don't need a screen protector.

For a phone, a screen protector MIGHT make sense, because you are often carrying it in a pocket with loose change, keys, etc.

I don't really see this to be true for an iPad (though you might want to put it in a sleeve or case for carrying it around).

See http://academipad.joachim-scholz.com...en-protectors/ for more info.

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I bought a dark grey smart cover, a Belkin case for the back of the iPad and a generic Belkin sleeve for tablets. I also bought the Zagg HD protector, but haven't taken it out of the box yet. I am paranoid because I scratched my iPad 2, but everyone is telling me not to put it on. I am extremely OCD with my electronics, but love the look and the feel of no screen protector.

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If everybody is telling you not to put it on, and if you like the screen more without a protector anyways, I think the choice is clear: Return the Zagg.

You don't need a screen protector for the iPad. The whole thing about screen protectors (minus maybe anti-glare ones) is created by marketing propaganda. See the link above.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 04:50 PM   #35
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The reason I put a screen protector from the get go is to preserve the oleophobic coating. This coating wears off in time.

I purchase screen protectors that are not cheap, have oleophobic coatings themselves and do not scratch as easy.

I also take my time in installing the screen protector which leaves me with a dust free, bubble free, lint free install.
So you use a screen protector to protect the coating that helps keep the oil on the screen from causing a mess because you are worried about it wearing off? Now that is amazingly silly!
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 05:02 PM   #36
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If you don't mind scratches take it off. If you want to protect it for future resale or you want to be safe keep it on.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 05:10 PM   #37
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Protect your ipad don't be stupid!!!!!!!!

When you scratch it you will regret of not used protector.

You don't lose nothing, buy a cheap screen, i have one and i feel more safe using IPAD

I bought one for 1$ on ebay, and is perfect
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 05:14 PM   #38
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Don't use one. I never do. Only the nastiest of scratches are visible with the screen turned on.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 05:19 PM   #39
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I got a scratch on my iPad 2 without a screen protector, but I still didn't put one on that one or my new iPad. I didn't even notice the scratch unless the screen was turned off and the sunlight was hitting it just the right way. I really really hate the look and feel of them on the screen of the iPad, and I think it would be worse with the retina screen.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 05:21 PM   #40
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I've never used a screen protector on any of my iPads.

I did have some on my iPhone 3G and 3Gs, but I would end up taking them off after a bit of use. I never really liked them.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 05:22 PM   #41
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I have a screen protector on my iPad 3 right now and I hate it. I would so much rather just not have it. I treat the iPad exceptionally well. Do I really need it? I have a smart protector. I also have a carbon fiber backing. I like those just not the protector.
I've never used screen protectors.

I used my 3GS daily for two years without a single scratch on the screen. The same went for my iPad and iPad 2 (which I let my cat play games on right before I sold it). The same currently goes for iPhone 4S and new iPad.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:12 PM   #42
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Don't put it on. I ripped mine off. It looks and feels much better sans.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:30 PM   #43
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So you use a screen protector to protect the coating that helps keep the oil on the screen from causing a mess because you are worried about it wearing off? Now that is amazingly silly!
To each his own dear sir. It's sad you put it that way. The only thing silly IMHO is knowing you're gonna lose something and doing nothing about it. Plus, I love my screen pristine. Besides, it is the main face of the iPad.

Go ahead and use your iPad naked. See you here in a few months time when you post your frustration in maintaining a clean screen.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:40 PM   #44
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If put on well you can't tell the protector is on. This is hard to do, that's the problem.

I redid all my idevices and the results are fantastic. No reason to not have the protectors on.

Plus I did not like the feel of the glass during the week I didn't have it on. My finger glides nicer with the protector on.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:41 PM   #45
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I put them on my kids devices. I go raw on mine.

If you were my kid you would have one on yours.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:54 PM   #46
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iPad and iPhone has always been naked. This is the best way. Take the risk, it's well worth it.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 08:08 PM   #47
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Yeah, that coating does wear off, it's very finite.

As for the protector, to each their own. Considering the "retina" display, and the iFixit blurb saying how difficult it is to repair this, I'm using one. When the rest of this thing has scratches all over, I'll pull it, but for now, I'm keeping it. Besides, it offers a significant layer or protection in my application - one would be amazed at how much protection a thin layer of plastic provides when working with hard parts, and glass surfaces. That, and I have to wear gloves in this environment, and the bare screen is near impossible to use.

If you put them on right, not much in the way of visual degradation, or texture. The grease spots I'll give you, but a non issue in my case.

Besides, I paid all of 7 dollars for 2 (with free shipping), the 2nd one I'm going to use on the insanely expensive microscope objectives I've got kicking around.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 08:19 PM   #48
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Skip the screen protector and get AppleCare+ instead.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 08:22 PM   #49
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Always. A good screen protector is a cheap investment that offers peace of mind. I've used them on iPhones an iPads and install them bubble/dust free every time.

Optically, I've never noticed a difference.

Helps resale as well.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 08:34 PM   #50
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I owned the ipod touch 2g, ipod touch 3g, an iphone 4s and I have never used a zagg or bodyguardz on the front glass screen. Never got any scratches.

How do I do it? Dont put it with your keys or metal objects.
Easy enough. Save money. Enjoy your screen!

Dont listen to people who say you need a screen protector. They are prolly OCD to maximum drive.
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