Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

View Poll Results: Do you use a screen protector for your iPad?
Yes - I use a screen protector 29 40.85%
No - I do not use a screen protector 42 59.15%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:37 PM   #1
PhiladelphiaX
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Do you use a screen protector for you iPad?

Do you use a screen protector for your iPad? I have a folio case for mine, but no screen protector - just use the screen naked.

Do you use a screen protector? I'd also like to know, do scratches easily collect on the iPad's screen?
PhiladelphiaX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:40 PM   #2
EMAN19
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
No, I think screen protectors are generally ugly, annoying and would degrade the appearance of my iPad mini.

I've got a Smart Cover, so hopefully that prevents any scratches on the screen. If not, oh well.
__________________

iPad mini Wi-Fi 64GB White iPhone 4 16GB White iPod Nano 8GB Silver
EMAN19 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:48 PM   #3
irDigital0l
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
It just doesn't make sense for that big of a screen.
irDigital0l is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:43 PM   #4
Haifisch
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Yes I do. It's clear and I managed to get it on bubble free. I don't like the anti-glare ones. They look frosty and crappy.
Haifisch is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:55 PM   #5
Roy Hobbs
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Nope I've never seen a need. My 2 and 6 year old share my original iPad and there isn't a single scratch on the screen.
Roy Hobbs is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:56 PM   #6
ChrisMan287
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NY.
I'm too G for a screen protector.
__________________
15" PowerBook G4, 1.67GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD ; 16GB iPad2.
ChrisMan287 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:09 PM   #7
joshwithachance
macrumors 65816
 
joshwithachance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Nope. I used my iPad 2 for over a year and there wasn't a single scratch on it when I sold it last month.
__________________
13.3" rMBP paired with 27" ASUS MX279H monitor.
LG G3 (Verizon, Metallic Black)
joshwithachance is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:19 PM   #8
pooleman
macrumors 65816
 
pooleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Eastern CT
I always use a screen protector on all my devices. iPhone 5, ipad nano, and my ipad mini has a screen protector.
__________________
Mac Mini (latest model), iBook G4, Mac Mini (mid 2007), iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 AT&T 32 GB JB'ed unlimited data, ATV3, iPad 2, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPod Touch 64 GB 5G.
pooleman is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:25 PM   #9
racoonboy
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
make sense for Iphone and Ipod touch because u tend to put them in your pocket with keys and stuff.

Ipad, u just need a good quality case and leave it standby with cover on it. Should be okay, i dont think fingernails can damage your screen.
racoonboy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:30 PM   #10
RWil85
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Bought one of the newer zagg hd body/screen kits for an iPad 2 - you guys are making double guess myself as to whether or not I even want to use it now...

I've had the older zaggs on my phones and was always happy with those.
__________________
13.3" MBP, 2.4 Intel C2D, 8GB RAM, 120GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD
Hackintosh: SL10.6.8/Win7 64Bit Desktop, Acer 24", Core i7-930 2.8GHz, 1TB WD Black HDD, Corsair Dominator 6GB RAM
32GB iPhone 5
RWil85 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:31 PM   #11
TheDoctah
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brampton, ON
I use a best skins ever on my mini.

It's not for scratch protection though, I find it does a great job at hiding finger prints
TheDoctah is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:31 PM   #12
Aspasia
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
Nope. I do use a smart cover on my iPad 2; that screen is as perfect as the day I got it. My iPod touch 5G screen goes naked as well. While it's not that old, it hasn't suffered at all from being toted around in my pocket.
Aspasia is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:32 PM   #13
FlatlinerG
macrumors 6502a
 
FlatlinerG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Nope. I buy a product because I like the way it is. What's the point in protecting it behind layers of plastic so that I never truly get to enjoy it the way it was designed just for it to become obsolete/replaced in a couple of years anyway.
__________________
Late 2011 MBP 13"
2TB Time Capsule, 2nd Gen AppleTV
16GB Black iPhone 5, 32GB Black iPad 2
...and many more.
FlatlinerG is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:04 PM   #14
zone23
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2012
I didn't think I needed one until I was laying on the couch with it and the dog decided to jump up on it. It got a lite scratch and that was enough for me.
__________________
iPhone 5S 32GB; Macbook Pro 13" (Late 2011, i7, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD); iMac 21.5 (Late 2011, i5, 12GB RAM; 480GB SSD), 32gb Verizon iPad Air; AppleTV 3; 2TB Time Capsule; Airport Extreme
zone23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:08 PM   #15
OlgaJ
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
I tend to keep my gadgets till they die After having to dispose of a non operating PDA with a perfect screen a few years ago, I thought what a shame it was I hadn't enjoyed the screen and had put up with a protector the whole time I owned the PDA. Since then I do not cover any screens that any of my gadgets happen to have. A microfiber cloth is the only thing I use on the screen once in a while to clean off any finger oils.
OlgaJ is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:15 PM   #16
SnowLeopard OSX
macrumors 6502a
 
SnowLeopard OSX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern California
The glass they use for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches are very resistant to abrasions and scratches. As people have said earlier, I think that adding a screen protector would degrade the entire touch-screen experience. I would, however, get a case for it: preferably one with a back screen cover and a front screen cover. I, personally, use the Book Jacket Revolution folio case from the maker "Incase" -- it's great:

http://goincase.com/products/detail/...lution-cl60131


They retail a lot cheaper on Amazon, though.
__________________
iPad |4th gen Black/ 32GB/ iOS 7.0
iMac |G4 1.0 GHz/ 1.25 GHz PPCG4 (7445)
iPod |Classic Black/ 80GB|U2 edition 20GB
iPhone |4S White/16GB/ iOS 7.0|3G White/16GB iOS 4.2.1
SnowLeopard OSX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:09 PM   #17
pbrooks
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
I had a PowerSupport Anti-Glare HD screen protector on my iPad 2 and now I have one on my iPad 4. I'm not too worried about scratching my screen, but I HATE the way the screen collects fingerprints and smudges. The anti-glare film stays much cleaner.
__________________
27" iMac, 15" MacBook Pro, iPad 4, iPhone 5, Mac user since 1985
pbrooks is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:05 PM   #18
imlovinit
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
I didn't care for one nor did I care for a case on the ipad but had it on all my other idevices..learned the hard way and now I have a case and a screen protector. Figures . The screen protector really makes no difference in feel or appearance but I guess it depends on what you use.
__________________
Enough products to keep me distracted.
imlovinit is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:13 PM   #19
bembol
macrumors 6502a
 
bembol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: iCloud
Yes but only on the Mini.


My rule of thumb, if I can put it in my pocket Screen Protector is applied.

I wear track pants in the gym, bigger pockets. LOL
__________________
SHIFT_
27" iMac Late-2012 Base w/32GB RAM & 3TB Fusion | White Samsung Galaxy S5 64GB Space Grey iPad Air LTE
bembol is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:15 PM   #20
Medic311
macrumors 65816
 
Medic311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
i don't use a screen protector on my iPad or iPhone. both screens are in perfect shape

just goes to show how robust the corning glass is
Medic311 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:26 PM   #21
token787
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Believe it or not, i still have the plastic covering on it that it was packaged in and a case with a smart cover. Works well
token787 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:44 PM   #22
adam044
macrumors 65816
 
adam044's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Boston
No, on my iphone I do because it is out in the world everyday. In and out of my pocket and constantly being put down places. My iPad has a smart cover on it so when its not in use there is no worries about the screen getting scratched. Unless you have some exotic fingernails I'm not sure how you would scratch your iPad screen.
adam044 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2012, 12:11 AM   #23
trvsglr
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
I have one front and back on my mini, but oddly I do not have one on my iPhone. I guess this should be the other way around since I carry my phone everywhere and my iPad has only left the house once!
__________________
16 GB White iPhone 5
16 GB Black iPad mini
Apple TV3
trvsglr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2012, 12:16 AM   #24
Mak47
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Harrisburg, PA
I never use them. The entire point of a screen protector is to keep the screen scratch free to enhance it's clarity for as long as possible right?

So why put something on it that makes it less clear, more reflective and more prone to fingerprints and smudges? Such a paradox.

I've never had anything more than very, very minor scratches show up on any of my idevices. If I were obsessed with preserving perfect resale value then I might be more concerned with it, but I buy these things for my own enjoyment, not the satisfaction of others.
Mak47 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2012, 12:23 AM   #25
OTACORB
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central, Louisiana
I don't find higher quality screen protectors reduce clarity or touch sensitivity, so that is just not the case. I am sure there are cheesy ones that do this cause you get what you pay for. I think for most screen protectors is more about peace of mind. It is a personal choice. I use them and when the time comes that I want to sell my device I can always say my screen is scratch free and this usually allows me to net more return. These displays do get little tiny scratches that become evident over time.
__________________
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
MacBook Pro Retina (2013)
Mac Mini (2012)
iPad rMini 32GB White Wifi
OTACORB is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All iPads: How many of you are getting or using a screen protector for your ipad? Ipadlover29 iPad Accessories 5 Nov 15, 2013 04:58 AM
iPad: iPad 3/4 - Which screen protector do you use? iSensei iPad 3 Dec 6, 2012 06:31 PM
Any of you not use a screen protector for your iPad? Boob iPad 39 Sep 30, 2012 05:06 PM
Screen Protector for ipad Badrottie iPad 7 Sep 20, 2012 08:59 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 PM.

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

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