iPad screen protector

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by slipper, Apr 2, 2010.

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Will you install a screen protector on your iPad

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
    38.4%
  2. No

    32 vote(s)
    43.8%
  3. Undecided

    13 vote(s)
    17.8%
  1. macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    #1
    With all this deal about Apple removing any screen protectors from their stock... will any of you be installing a screen protector on your iPad?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Screen protectors have never been necessary, for the iPhone or for anything else. Just plain foolishness -- they reduce touch sensitivity, they get ratty looking, some of them add an orange peel texture and weird rainbow effects, it goes on and on.

    They are a ripoff and Apple was right to ban them from phones and hopefully from iPads too.

    This is all imho.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    #3
    I would have to disagree. While the iPhone screen is durable, it can still scratch pretty easily especially if you mistakenly place it in a pocket with your keys. I notice no difference in touch sensitivity. And if applied properly, it will last for over a year. It did for my 2 year old iPhone 2g and is for my current several months old iPhone 3gs.

    So i voted yes.

    P.S. i would have to agree that they are overpriced. But so are most Apple products.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    gopherhockey

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    #4
    I like my screen protector on my iPhone.. it gives it a more tactile feel and is more durable.

    I probably won't put one on the iPad though. First, I doubt I'm coordinated enough to do it without bubbles since doing this on an iPhone takes super patience and skills. I also won't be carrying it in my pocket.

    Not sure *how* I will be carrying it though so maybe I will change my mind in time.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I felt the iPad screen has too much resistense for me. My finger can glide through my iPhone that have a powersupport glossy screen protector. On the iPad, I feel more resistance maybe because it's glass. I will get a screen protector for the finger feel, but if you are looking for protection, you probably don't need any on the iPad/iPhone screen as they don't scratch easily.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    #6
    I am going to install one because I dislike the finger prints on the screen.
     
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    Rooskibar03

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    Finger prints on the screen are horrible. I'll buy one as soon as I can.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    This is one of the reason why I ordered a screen protector.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    cmvsm

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    #9
    +1

    I bought a second iPad and didn't have a screen protector on it. The feel under your finger is a little sluggish compared to that of a screen protector, which allows it to glide a little easier versus the glass alone. In addition, without a screen protector, I've noticed that the finger prints look a lot worse in a short period of time that with a screen protector.

    I get the crystal clear version to maintain the screen's excellent contrast and color levels. Haven't noticed any lack of responsiveness or anything like that.
     

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