Are screen protectors necessary for iPhone 6?

andrewtm

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I absolutely hate screen protectors but I've read that the iPhone 6 screen scratches much easier than the iPhone 4/5.

I've never used a screen protector on my iPhone 5 and I wasn't on planning on using them on the 6 until I saw people complaining the screen scratches much easier. (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6555765?start=0&tstart=0)

What are your experiences?
 

batmanners

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I've actually heard the opposite, that this screen is the most resilient one yet. I personally like to use screen protectors because if it gets damaged, I can just peel it off and get a new one.

I've been keeping on the "screen protector" that came with it (AKA the packaging). I just cut off the bottom so I can use the Touch ID until my screen protector comes. I haven't seen any scratches on that portion of the front, but I don't know what the experience is with the whole front screen.

This is the protector I ordered. It's supposed to go over the curved edges and I've heard/seen nothing but good things about it so far. Hope this helps.

http://www.bestskinsever.com/iphone-6-skins
 

jayinla

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I absolutely hate screen protectors but I've read that the iPhone 6 screen scratches much easier than the iPhone 4/5.

I've never used a screen protector on my iPhone 5 and I wasn't on planning on using them on the 6 until I saw people complaining the screen scratches much easier. (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6555765?start=0&tstart=0)

What are your experiences?
I'm like you and hate screen protectors but noticed my 4 week old iPhone 6 had a pretty nice hairline scratch which I never had in any of my last iPhones the past several years. I bought a Zagg glass screen protector and while it's not my favorite, at least I feel confident I won't makes things worse.
 

MushroomJesus

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Never used a screen protector or a case on my previous 4S. Had it for 2-3 years, used it very cautiously until the last few months I had a big scratch on my screen, and accidentally dropped the phone on it's back on cement floor and shattered the back glass. I find no matter how cautious you are, there are just moments when the phone wants to obey the laws of gravity and drop on the ground. So when I got my 6 Plus, I got the Apple leather case, a wallet style case, and have a ZAGG glass on it.
 

Jman13

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I don't buy that the 6 scratches any easier than earlier iPhones. But you can scratch the screen with sand or rocks of sorts, and so it's not immune. Still, I'm running without a protector. I simply hate using them and while I'd get a glass one if I did use one, they still don't look great and they make the phone thicker.
 

andrewtm

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There have been just so many instances where I've read people wish they got protectors because of hairline scratches and what not. I'm just not sure what to believe

I don't see why Apple would've made the screens less durable for the newest phone
 

Jazper

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There have been just so many instances where I've read people wish they got protectors because of hairline scratches and what not. I'm just not sure what to believe

I don't see why Apple would've made the screens less durable for the newest phone
As one who has one of those hairline scratches, I recommend a screen protector - I'm very careful with my devices.
 

Traverse

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I didn't use them on my 4S and haven't used them on my launch day iPhone 6. Still not scratches.
 

tardman91

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I'm waiting for someone to release a glass screen protector that actually covers all of the screen instead of most of the garbage that's a little bit too narrow. I'm not talking about the curved edges, but just one that covers ALL of the black area (on the white phone).
 

andrewtm

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I didn't use them on my 4S and haven't used them on my launch day iPhone 6. Still not scratches.
Interesting. Maybe there was just a large batch of bad phones that went out. There have been so many complaints.
 

MushroomJesus

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I'm waiting for someone to release a glass screen protector that actually covers all of the screen instead of most of the garbage that's a little bit too narrow. I'm not talking about the curved edges, but just one that covers ALL of the black area (on the white phone).
And most of them do. It just takes a precise install. My ZAGG covers all of the black area
 

Itsedstech

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definitley scratches easier, this is the only iPhone that I've managed to scratch while carefully cleaning off the screen to put a screen protector on.
 

heisenberg123

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I'm waiting for someone to release a glass screen protector that actually covers all of the screen instead of most of the garbage that's a little bit too narrow. I'm not talking about the curved edges, but just one that covers ALL of the black area (on the white phone).
I think most of the good manufactures have that issue solved in their 2nd revisions, most had no clue and guessed on the first release so they would have them on launch day

I orded a Tech Armor it was actually an alright fit but when I installed it I had a wierd cirlce mark, not an air bubble it would not move if I touched it

sent a pic to Tech Armor and they said no problem we will send a replacment but the 6 model is currently on backorder because they are redesign it, they said the new redesign will start to ship this week, I can report back with pics
 

tardman91

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I think most of the good manufactures have that issue solved in their 2nd revisions, most had no clue and guessed on the first release so they would have them on launch day

I orded a Tech Armor it was actually an alright fit but when I installed it I had a wierd cirlce mark, not an air bubble it would not move if I touched it

sent a pic to Tech Armor and they said no problem we will send a replacment but the 6 model is currently on backorder because they are redesign it, they said the new redesign will start to ship this week, I can report back with pics
I'll probably wait a couple of weeks to order one from Amazon once I can confirm they're shipping out the newer versions (might be that long before my 6 gets here anyway damn T-Mobile). I just don't want to get stuck with a junk one, and don't really want to order direct from the manufacturer since Amazon is usually so much cheaper, and I have Prime.

Unless anyone can recommend a good one along with a coupon code or something...
 

heisenberg123

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I'll probably wait a couple of weeks to order one from Amazon once I can confirm they're shipping out the newer versions (might be that long before my 6 gets here anyway damn T-Mobile). I just don't want to get stuck with a junk one, and don't really want to order direct from the manufacturer since Amazon is usually so much cheaper, and I have Prime.

Unless anyone can recommend a good one along with a coupon code or something...
mine was originally purchased though Amazon but I took my complaint direct to Tech Armor and they asked for the Amazon order number and they said no problem we will ship a replacment
 

tardman91

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mine was originally purchased though Amazon but I took my complaint direct to Tech Armor and they asked for the Amazon order number and they said no problem we will ship a replacment
Is this the one you got? http://www.amazon.com/Ballistic-Protector-Tech-Armor-Premium/dp/B00EL94RQE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413913109&sr=8-2&keywords=tech+armor+iphone+6+screen+protector
Does it still have the huge cutout at the top? In the Q & A section someone from Tech Armor replied that they were working on releasing one with more precise cutouts. I'd like to get that one if it's released.
 

heisenberg123

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Is this the one you got? http://www.amazon.com/Ballistic-Protector-Tech-Armor-Premium/dp/B00EL94RQE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413913109&sr=8-2&keywords=tech+armor+iphone+6+screen+protector
Does it still have the huge cutout at the top? In the Q & A section someone from Tech Armor replied that they were working on releasing one with more precise cutouts. I'd like to get that one if it's released.
yes thats the one I got originally, I hve not recieved the replacement yet but your right that is one thing they said they were working on
 

takeshi74

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Are screen protectors necessary for iPhone 6?
See every other screen protector thread. It's not about the device. It's about how much risk you're willing to take. Any screen can be scratched regardless of the anecdotal evidence presented one way or another.