Are you buying a Screen Protector?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by melman101, Mar 5, 2010.


Will you buy a Screen Protector?

  1. Yes

    25 vote(s)
  2. No

    34 vote(s)
  3. Maybe, not sure yet.

    16 vote(s)
  1. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Right now I'm on the fence. We know they will make them. How hard will it be to apply? My credit card isn't that big :). Do you think an Apple Case will be just fine? That's what I'm planning right now.

    I do have a Crystal Film on 3GS and I love it.
  2. JimmyTheKnife macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2010
    Oregon, USA
    Not necessary

    I won't be buying one. Experience with my iPhone shows that the screens are extremely tough and it just adds another layer between your fingers and the screen.

    Having said that, I will be using a case when the unit is 'on the road'. But that's more for the aluminum back than anything else.
  3. mark34 macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2006
    Screen protectors are awful and ruin the experience (my opinion). They are never perfectly installed and would drive my OCD crazy. Even if perfect, the experience is unpleasant from a tactile perspective.
  4. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    A Screen Protector? I'm almost positive I read the iPad comes with an anti-fingerprint coating. You won't be putting it in a pocket. It's a $499 (or more) appliance that doesn't travel well. My conclusion is that a screen protector isn't needed. Just buy an Apple Care extended warranty. ;) More money to Apple = more amazing devices from them. Keey the economy flowing!
  5. frank.deale macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2010
    I would consider one. I have Zagg invisible shield on my Touch and am very pleased with it. But I'll wait to see what the early buyers say.
  6. oneeach macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2010
    I don't think a screen protector will be needed if you get a good case to carry it around in.
  7. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2010
    I have one on my touch, and don't even notice it's there. It totally saved my screen from a big gouge about a month ago.

    But, with the iPad I have mixed feelings. I think it'd be hard to get on there straight and with no bubbles. On the other hand, the bigger screen is more screen to get scratched.

    btw, nobody is worried about fingerprints... it's scratches we're worried about.
  8. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
    This all over again?

    It's not hard to install a static screen protector. Scratches suck.

    With that said, I'm not sure. I don't see the iPad getting nearly the wear my phone sees. I'll probably go naked for a week or two, then try one, then decide if I want to keep it on there or not.
  9. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    I had my 3G for over a year and a half before buying a 3GS, and so far, neither of them had any scratches on the screen. I would be happy with a giant rubber-like case that leaves the screen open.
  10. Mew2468 macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2009
    Home of the 2010 Winter Games
    Depends - I'll probably go to the Apple Store, check out the iPad demo (if I can get anywhere near it) and see how many cracks/scratches/fingerprints it has already collected.
  11. TRAG macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2009
    Louisiana, USA
    Exactly what I'll be doing. I have a screen protector from the Apple Store on my 3GS and I honesty cannot tell it is on there. So if I can protect against a scratch, if it were to occur or not, I'd have the guys at the Apple Store install it on my iPad.
  12. scottness macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2009
    Room 101
    I've been fine without a screen protector on my iphones... so probably not. If I get a decent case that covers it in transport, then absolutely not. Nothing gets between me and my touchscreens.
  13. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    Perhaps a very thin plastic backing that clamps nicely along the edges of the device.

    I used to have a screen protector for my iPhone. I discovered a few months ago that such a thing is unnecessary. The iPhone's screen is *very* tough, and even with moderately rough use remains totally pristine, like the day I bought it.
  14. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    I am. I'm going with Steinhall Anti-Glare when it's released. I can't stand finger prints! I have it on my iPhone and love it.
  15. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    i may consider it, perhaps an anti-glare film.

    an iPad and the leather case would be enough i think, it looks really functional and slick.
  16. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I'm going to leave the iPad in the box shrink wrapped. Won't need a screen protector for that!
  17. gt1948 macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2007
    no screen protection here

    Not here, I 've had great performance out of my iPhone 3GS and I carry it in my pocket with a set of keys, no scratches to date. The coating on the iPhone is the same as on the iPad fromm what I read. Great product.:apple:

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