iPad mini Screen Protecter?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by taptic, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    Do I really need a screen protector? Is it that easy to scratch the iPad or iPad mini?
  2. macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    Depends on how u take care of it. I don't bother with both of mine.
  3. macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Anything with an unprotected screen that interacts daily with either a stylus or your fingers I feel a screen protector is cheap insurance. Especially if you have two small children or obsessively clean off smudges/dirt.

    I have screen protectors on my 3DS, my iPod touch, and my iPad because it makes me feel safer and I'm really used to the tactile feel of a quality protector.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2012
    I put a Speck on my iPad 1 in June 2010. It was a two pack, I'm just now considering putting on the second one. The screen isn't as glossy as it is when naked, but I have no complaints.

    It's one of those to-each-his-own deals. I've always put screen protectors on my smartphones, so putting one on the iPad seemed like a natural step.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Retina without screen protector is so beautiful, putting it on lower screen quality and touch response.

    Endo stories.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2012
    Winnipeg,Canada/New Delhi India
  7. macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    I have gone both routes... I start naked.... feel I need protection and then put on the screen protector. Over time... I miss the look and feel of the glass so I take it off. I go back on forth constantly but on my mini, I have yet to put one on. Just like a previous posted stated, if you are careful you should be ok but it is that added security if you don't mind a different feel and look of your screen. Hey, even with a screen protector, my iPad 2 screen got damaged so... its your call.
  8. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Subjective -- just as it is with any device. If you just want random opinions on the matter there are countless threads you can refer to. All this has been endlessly rehashed in prior threads.

    It can be. Some easily scratch their screens. Some do not. The experiences of others aren't necessarily indicative of your experiences. You need to take whatever precautions you're willing to take whether that means not using a screen protector, using one, encasing the iPad, etc...

    Depends on the screen protector in question. They're not all the same. Some do, some do not.

    Where? I see no stories about endos...
  9. macrumors 68040

    Jul 18, 2011
    I ripped away the screen protector I installed a few days later because it made my screen look like crap. Assuming you have some means of covering the screen (either a case or smart cover, your ipad should be fine). Fingers alone won't scratch the screen.

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