All iPads Finally went screen protector-less

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Amplelink, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    After struggling to put on a replacement screen protector for my mini, I just said enough is enough and have gone naked (except for the Smart Cover). Forgot how much I love the feel of the glass as opposed to a cheap piece of plastic film. Just hope I don't discover any tiny scratches after a while.

    Now my iPhone 5 is a different story. Not sure I can go without a screen protector on that.
  2. macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    It takes a lot to scratch the iPad and iPhone, I don't use screen protectors and my screens are fine. Some people are far to cautious, wouldn't surprise me to me to know that some people stick their phone in a glass box and never touch it again.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    im just scared of the Mini's screen cracking - 0.4mm isnt thick at all.. the screenprotector would double the thickness
  4. macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    I'm on the same program as you, Smart Cover and no screen protector on my iPad mini and screen protector on my iPhone 5. I feel like the Smart Cover does a good enough job protecting the iPad Mini screen naked, which is why I took my screen protector I bought for my iPad back. For my iPhone 5 I could never go without having a screen protector, theres too much exposure and vulnerability with my iPhone 5.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2012
    Winnipeg,Canada/New Delhi India
    Never put a screen protector on my 4,4S or 5, and on iPad mini--all are scratchless,just need a little care and you will be fine !
  6. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    I hate screen protectors. I'd honestly rather my screen crack/scratch and have to get it fixed than have to deal with the sticky plastic film.
  7. macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Yeah the screen's are really quite tough, even the mini's. I haven't got a protector on mine and it still looks brand new.
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    How do you usually carry your iPhones? I stick mine in with keys, wallet, etc all the time. I don't see how it couldn't get scratched, honestly.
  9. macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    Apple has gone to great lengths to apply an Oleophobic coating to iOS displays.

    That's why one enjoys great clarity & an exemplary tactile feel when using your device. Easy to clean, and very durable, with just a bit of caution there's no need to cover up & defeat this excellent coating.

    I carry my iPads in sleeves, my iPhone in my left front pocket. Dedicated just for my phone, there's no way to scratch it. Been carrying it like this for years.
  10. macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    I am not necessarily opposed to screen protectors, but a far greater risk is breaking the screen. I have broken 2 iphone 5 screens in the past month and a half and both times I had a screen protector on. I know don't think I ever really thought about putting a screen protector on and just did it because I felt like that is what everyone does.

    I do not use a screen protector and I don't think I ever will again. One day, I hope to be able to use the iphone without a case as well, but I have not been able to bring myself to it. (both times the phone broke, it was in a minimal case)

    edit: I also don't use them on my iPads--just folio cases sometimes
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    i dont think screen protector is needed if you have a good case on.

    But i dont think smart cover is a good enough case if you are going naked.
  12. macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2012
    Winnipeg,Canada/New Delhi India
    Well they will then ! I always have a dedicated pocket in my jeans or pants or wherever,as I said you need to be a little careful if you want them scratchless !
  13. macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2013
    My iPad (3rd gen) has the Smart Case on it, and even if it didn't I wouldn't put a screen protector on. Both my iPhone 4 and iPad never have screen protectors on them. They have lay-on-the-table design cases, so if I put them flat on a table the screen doesn't touch.

    I hate screen protectors, they're nasty
  14. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Dont put them in the same pocket...
  15. macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2008
    I use a full-body skin on my iPhone 5. Besides the scratch protection (I am comfortable laying it down anywhere, put it in a pocket with keys and change), I like that the skin greatly reduces the fingerprints on the screen, and it also gives extra grip when you are caseless.
  16. macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2012
    I used to use a screen protector on my galaxy nexus but decided to go protectorless when I had to replace It. I have an iPhone 5 amd had a few iPads and never had any damage to the screen (knock on wood). If you're careful there should be no damage at all, the screens are pretty hard to scratch in general
  17. macrumors 68040


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I always very CAREFUL with my iphone 4s and ipad 2 I treat them like my real human babies I put cheap screen protector on my iphone 4s only to find very very tiny scratch on screen protector I don't know how it HAPPENED!! I am glad it didn't scratch glass. :apple:
  18. macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012

    Same experience here.

    I am super careful with my ipad and all my iPhones. Do not take the ipad outside the house. Keep a front and back cover on it. And when I went to put the bodyguardz pure glass screen protector on I found a small hairline mark on the screen. I am so carful I have no idea where it came from.

    I am using the pure glass screen protector because I also like the feel of glass over the plastic films.

    I think those who say the iOS devices are very hard to scratch aren't being honest or realistic. They do scratch. Maybe it's not easy to make deep scratches with careful use. But if you are picky, you will find them. I would rather the Bodyguardz Pure be the sacrificial lamb and not my much more expensive screen.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Just because your protector was scratched, doesn't mean the glass would have. Those things scratch WAY easier than the glass on an iOS device. :apple:

    Don't take it out of the house? Wow, why not just enjoy the device? BTW, I've had over 7 iOS devices and none of their screens got scratched. And yes, I'm being honest AND realistic. On top of that, they LEFT MY HOUSE!!!1

    The Bodyguardz for the iPad mini is actually more expensive than what I paid for 1 year of full insurance for my iPad mini that also covers liquid, theft, and accidental. With that, I don't have to worry about a case or a screen protector. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with protecting the device. Just don't feel like you can't enjoy it. Since yours is covered, why not take it out and enjoy it?
  20. macrumors 65816


    Dec 11, 2009
    I have a ColcaSac for my iPad when I take it out of the house. Otherwise, no protection on it.

    As for my iPhone 5, I have a full body Wrapsol Ultra.

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