Why A Screen Protector?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by krawfo, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    May 4, 2011
    Forgive my simplistic question but I'm about to be a new convert to the iPad world. I see lots of discussions about which screen protector is best.
    If the screen is glass, why does it need protection?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    Despite it's glass it can get scratches. Too bad for me I learned a little too late.
    Screen protection is also easier to clean Re. fingerprints.
  3. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    I used to use one to get rid of fingerprints - switched to using a stylus and now no film needed. My glass looks like the day I got it...no scratches...
  4. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Please read the threads as they endlessly rehash all this.

    1. It doesn't need a screen protector. Whether one uses a screen protector or not is a matter of personal preference.
    2. Glass is not unscratchable.

    Additionally, some people prefer using screen protectors that offer privacy, antifingerprint and/or matte finishes, etc. Again, all this is covered in the countless existing screen protector threads.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2010
    Instead of screen protector, think glare protector

    You probably don't need a film to protect against scratches, but you will find that if you take your iPad outside there is a tremendous amount of glare reflecting off the screen. NuShield makes an antireflective film that eliminates the glare and helps you see the screen instead of your reflection.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2011
    Because glass is fragile, you need the screen protector to give your device enough protection in case you drop it or other...hahaha!!!:D
  7. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    drop it the right way - or many ways - and the film won't make a damn bit of difference...esp on the corners...
  8. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    If you want impact protection don't count on a screen protector by itself.

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