Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:45 PM   #1
raptorstv
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Do I need to apply a screen protector on my iPhone 5?

I've been thinking about applying a screen protector for my iphone or just leave the phone naked.. What do u guys think?
raptorstv is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:48 PM   #2
Spink10
macrumors 68020
 
Spink10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Oklahoma
I went naked. I consider myself careful. Several scratches on screen. None on the back case.
Spink10 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:50 PM   #3
Givmeabrek
macrumors Demi-God
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NY
If you don't like scratches cover it. If you don't mind a few scratches leave it naked. Your choice.
Givmeabrek is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:57 PM   #4
motty2307
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
I didn't want to get a case that would cover up my iPhone so I went with a full body Wrapsol. Scratch protection is what I'm concerned with and it does the job.
__________________
13.3" MBA 1.7 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB HD
White/Silver iPhone 5 32GB
WiFi Retina iPad 16GB
motty2307 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:13 PM   #5
lovetamarav
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
I prefer a screen protector. I never pay attention to where I throw my phone so I would rather be safe with a good protector.
lovetamarav is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:16 PM   #6
grapes911
Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)
 
grapes911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Citizens Bank Park
You don't need a screen protector. You may get the ocasional scratch but you probably won't notice unless you really start looking for them. Some people feel more confortable with a screen protector but there is no guarantee you won't get scratches even with one. IMO they are expensive and not worth it. I don't like the way they feel either. So no, you absolutely do not need a screen protector. If it makes you feel more conformable and you like extra little protection they give, then by all means get one. I'll never argue with someone over peace of mind.
__________________
grapes911 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:31 PM   #7
ctc799
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA
I always go with a screen protector. Everything I do on my phone requires the screen, so I like it as flawless as possible!
ctc799 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:30 PM   #8
PNutts
macrumors 601
 
PNutts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pacific Northwest, US
You have good advice in this thread and I'll add that I go with a matt screen protector to reduce reflections.
PNutts is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:35 PM   #9
chrislaw
macrumors 6502a
 
chrislaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: central ohio
Send a message via Yahoo to chrislaw
I don't even notice the screen protector... it has never hindered me in anyway whatsoever. Then when I sell my iPhone to cover the complete cost of my new upgrade I can say "iPhone for sale, no scratches"
__________________
21.5" iMac-8gb RAM-1tb HD
13" Macbook Pro-8gb RAM-750gb HD
32gb White iPhone 5
Twitter - @ceegeelawrence Instagram - @ceegeelawrence
chrislaw is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:43 PM   #10
daneoni
macrumors G4
 
daneoni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
I did and boy am i glad i did. There are three scratches on my screen protector which would've been on my actual phone if i went naked.
__________________
15" rMBP Core i7 | 27" ACD | AEBS | 5G iPod | iPhone 5S | 3G Apple TV | rMini

Last edited by daneoni; Nov 25, 2012 at 01:03 PM.
daneoni is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:37 PM   #11
Ih8reno
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Always have had screen protectors on my phone, just like to protect my investment.
__________________
Check out my new blog! In progress
Mac Montreal
Ih8reno is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:43 PM   #12
Minhimalism
macrumors 6502a
 
Minhimalism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by daneoni View Post
I did and boy am i glad i did. There are to three scratches on my screen protector which would've been on my actual phone if i went naked.
You also have to remember the protector is plastic which scratches a lot easier than glass.. unless you have the Pure or Glas.t, haha.
__________________
iPhone 6; MacBook Air
Twitter Instagram Flickr deviantART
Minhimalism is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:34 PM   #13
indiekicks
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
I'm very glad I got one, would hate for the actual screen of my phone to get smudged or scratched in any way.
indiekicks is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:10 AM   #14
swervinsuburban
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Just put on a wet apply screen guard for the first time, seems more durable then the dry and less prone to scratches and fingerprints I would suggest one I use to have a dry one on my 4 but took it off and went naked but that phone is so scratched and dented its almost not reselable
swervinsuburban is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:28 AM   #15
verity
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
I'm glad I went with a protector. I saw the first small scratch on one edge of the bodyguards pure glass after just a week of use. If you're unsure about screen protectors making touch response worse, go all out and get a glass one - feels awesome. I got a replacement phone, and just cleaned the new screen, lifted the Pure from the old phone, laid it down on the new phone, and was good to go.
verity is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:51 AM   #16
defender
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Screen protectors effect your experience. They change the look of the screen and touch isn't as responsive, especially at the sides. Best leave it uncovered and let the glass do its job!
__________________
Giant Chicken
defender is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:48 AM   #17
Applejuiced
macrumors Nehalem
 
Applejuiced's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: At the iPhone hacks section.
You dont need a screen protector but I always put them on my iphones to feel a little more comfortable with added protection.
They're dirt cheap on ebay and once on I can barely tell they're on.
I had a long scratch on my old iphone 4S and glad I had the screen protector on. Took it off, installed another one and screen was still perfect.
Applejuiced is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:42 AM   #18
dba415
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
I like the way a matte screen protector feels so I put them on anyway

Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
dba415 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:04 PM   #19
daneoni
macrumors G4
 
daneoni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minhimalism View Post
You also have to remember the protector is plastic which scratches a lot easier than glass.. unless you have the Pure or Glas.t, haha.
True. But still don't want to put my eggs in one basket.
__________________
15" rMBP Core i7 | 27" ACD | AEBS | 5G iPod | iPhone 5S | 3G Apple TV | rMini
daneoni is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:20 PM   #20
scorpio1973
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
I have used the Power Support Anti Glare since my 3GS. I love that there are no fingerprints and it protects my phone from scratches.
scorpio1973 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:22 PM   #21
YungMoola94
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Am I the only one who knows about gorilla glass 2? It's scratch resistant and has amazing drop protection.
YungMoola94 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 03:21 PM   #22
Bankaimadness
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by YungMoola94 View Post
Am I the only one who knows about gorilla glass 2? It's scratch resistant and has amazing drop protection.
This.

I just know that the Iphone 5 screen uses a variant that is lke gorilla glass 2.
Bankaimadness is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:16 PM   #23
greenchiliman
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicago
I use Spigen protector on my 5 and don't notice any issue with response or impact to picture quality. I had a matte finish on my 4S and liked it too.
greenchiliman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:35 PM   #24
Minhimalism
macrumors 6502a
 
Minhimalism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenchiliman View Post
I use Spigen protector on my 5 and don't notice any issue with response or impact to picture quality. I had a matte finish on my 4S and liked it too.
I had an ultra oleophobic spigen on mine and had to ditch it because it squeaks. also the matte ones feel great, look bad :/ no compromise.. naked screen ftw
__________________
iPhone 6; MacBook Air
Twitter Instagram Flickr deviantART
Minhimalism is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 25, 2012, 11:21 PM   #25
RichardC300
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Quote:
Originally Posted by YungMoola94 View Post
Am I the only one who knows about gorilla glass 2? It's scratch resistant and has amazing drop protection.
Where can I buy that screen protector?
RichardC300 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is there a good dry-apply CLEAR screen protector for the 11.6" MBA? (not anti-glare) Jaranson MacBook Air 2 Dec 22, 2013 01:09 AM
Can I apply a skin over a screen protector? ajiphone iPhone Accessories 2 Feb 1, 2013 10:09 AM
Did I apply this screen protector wrong? penajmz iPhone 7 Oct 1, 2012 08:38 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC