Do you use a touch screen protector on your iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bankaimadness, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    If I am reading some articles correctly, it indicated that the glass on the iPhone is as hard as gorilla glass.
     
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    scaredpoet

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    While that's true, even gorilla glass can scratch and crack/shatter. It's just a bit more difficult to do so than regular glass.

    I have a Ghost Armor full body skin on my iPhone 5. By and large, it looks like a naked iPhone, but isn't nearly as easy to scratch.
     
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    vincenz

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    I say skip the phone condoms and just use it as it was intended.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Sure it has Gorilla glass, but the oleophobic coating still scratches very easily. I don't think that the screen itself ever scratches, but the coating doesn't change from iPhone to iPhone, so its just as vulnerable to scratches as the iPhone 4 and 4s were. I'd definitely use a screen protector if you freak out about small scratches.
     
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    mentaluproar

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    My naked iPhone 4S has been dropped several times , face down, in my gravel driveway, and once in a bar, right on the corner. I got the warrantee so I didn't fret, but I am amazed how durable this thing is. Once or twice could be luck, but four or five? Ridiculously strong phone.
     
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    boomhower

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    I don't. After a year and some change my iPhone 4S was fine. My wife carriers her phone in her purse just bouncing around with all her junk. After a year and a half her iPhone 4 is fine. The glass is hard and if you make a decent attempt to take care of it you'll be fine.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I have tried them on my previous phone but I always end up peeling them off after a few hours or days. They make take away from the quality of the screen in my opinion.
     
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    Minhimalism

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    This is what always happens to me. My "must protect huge investment" phase doesn't last all that long. I also make sure to keep my phone only in my pockets without other things in said pocket, so I don't ever scratch them. If I do, it's just hairline and who knows where that comes from, you know? Haha
     
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    boshii

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    That's why you get a glass screen protector. Feels just like the original glass.
     

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