Anyone still have the plastic on while waiting for their screen protector?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by heyyitzmelissa, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2012
    I have the plastic it came with still on my iPad. Waiting for PowerSupport to release the screen protector
  2. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
  3. kfscoll macrumors 65816


    Nov 3, 2009
    Jeez. Put it in a case that covers the front and back when you're not using it and don't worry about it. Besides, the PS screen protector that fits the iPad 2 will also fit the new iPad.
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors 604


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    If you're that worried, just put it back in the box.
  5. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
  6. 2259 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    That's what I do .... Why have a retina display and ruin it??
  7. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2009
    I used to put screen protectors on and obsess about it. I understand where you two are coming from, but it feels much better without one on, and you don't put it in your pocket like your phone so its MUCH less likely to get scratched. My iPad two (which is now my wifes) still looks brand new and had nothing but a smart cover.
  8. number84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    So annoying to use it through the plastic. I tried. Haha. But at the end of the day it's a device to be used. Unless you need to keep it pristine for resale. I'm just going to enjoy mine but will put it in a case once I get the case.
  9. LanEvo macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    I wrapped it up with saran/plastic food wrap.
  10. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I've heard that wrapping it in tin foil give the same effect as keeping the plastic packaging. Another advantage is that it would match your hat.
  11. Macclone macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2012
    Are these posters serious or just playing around?
  12. rman726 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    I don't get screen protectors on iPads. The screen simply does not get scratched on them, as it's not like you keep it in your pockets with your keys.
  13. 2259 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    I'd love to say playing around ....... But I'd be lying
  14. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    The Power Support Crystal Film for the iPad 3 is the same one as the Crystal Film labeled for the iPad 2.

    I bought my iPad 3 on launch home...restored from a backup of my iPad 2 (Yes, I removed the plastic)...and immediately thereafter drove to the Power Support store in Burbank where they expertly installed the Crystal Film protector for me.

    The Crystal Film looks awesome on the iPad 3...fits perfectly...

    There is no need for you to wait any longer.
  15. sekazi macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2012
    I hate the feel of plain glass. So matte is the only way to go imo.
  16. UrsaMajor macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2007
    From my understanding, the screen protector is not needed because apple doesn't supply them.

    I use a case so I don't drop. But it's glass, you wipe it off.
  17. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    I've been using my iPad 2 for a year with no screen protector, with a baby banging and drooling on it. Not a scratch. These things are built tough, a week without a layer of plastic over it won't do a thing. Just don't clean it with steel wool.
  18. nfl46 macrumors 603

    Oct 5, 2008
  19. firstapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    Ugh, definitely not. I am using it, because that's what I bought it for.
  20. cschmelz macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    Gorilla glass folks...Gorilla glass! This stuff is tough and designed to be used! It doesn't scratch easy!
  21. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    The glass itself won't scratch easily but the oleophobic coating will scratch which would explain the little nicks and scratches some folks have reported on their iPhones and iPads.

    The way I see it...I don't really care if anybody else uses a screen protector, but for me, it represents peace of mind...
  22. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    Sunny Diego
    Well I just got my 32GB swap from a 16Gb was not feeling roomy and I still have the plastic cover on..haha yeah I'm taking it off..I'm not going to wait like a week for my power support to come..just keep it clean and use a clean micro fiber and blow it off..I sure do love the feel of nakedness :D
  23. heyyitzmelissa thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2012
    This isn't irrational paranoia. It's me not wanting to scratch a screen I'll be looking at for the next year. I can still use the device. It's just a thin membrane of plastic.

    Plastic on =/= useless.
  24. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    I like how we can discuss simple (or what some would call, silly) things like this without too much ridicule.

    It might be because it's an Apple forum... ;O

    Anyways, I don't even use screen protectors really. If I had unlimited money and found a nice protector, maybe I would. But spending tons of money on protection really adds up once you've gone through many devices. Sometimes it's the small things that really add up.

    Despite not using protection, I don't see any big negative effects. I don't remember scratching my iPad(s) when I had them. I'd say you might be fine not using the plastic for now. But I understand your concern.

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