Do you use a screen protector on your iPP 12.9?

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  1. triple-tap macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I just picked up an iPad pro 12.9 for 598 (including AppleCare +) at Best Buy over the weekend when they had their big sale.

    Anyway, how many of you are using a screen protector on your iPad pro? I also bought a pencil, and I'm loving the ability to take notes on the screen. However, I'm concerned about the long term impact of the Apple pencil on the screen. I know I have AppleCare, but I've always used screen protectors in the past to keep the screen itself in pristine condition.

    I've done some research on the topic over the weekend, and I obtained different answers all over the place.

    That being said, I'll ask it this way...

    How many of you are using a screen protector on your iPad pro's? If you are using one, would you please post the link of the particular protector you chose and a brief analysis on whether you would buy The same one again.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. Rocket Man macrumors member

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    I put mine in a full slim case and have not bothered with any screen film. In fact none of my 5 ipads have had screen protectors. Just dont be thuggish with it ;)
     
  3. eltoslightfoot, Jun 6, 2016
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    eltoslightfoot macrumors regular

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    I have. I have found it actually helps with the Pencil. But mainly I like to maintain resale value.
     
  4. triple-tap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which one did you use? Do you have a link?
     
  5. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

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  6. adilmalick macrumors newbie

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    I do not use a screen protector on my iPad Pro and have been using it extensively with the Apple Pencil since late December. For what it's worth, my screen is still in perfect condition. If your lifestyle permits getting by without one, I'd recommend it, but good luck, either way.
     
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I also use a screen protector. I put them on all the iPhones and iPads I've had including my 12.9. I've not seen any problems with using the Apple Pencil.

    FWIW I also put my iPhones and iPads in cases as well. This may upset the nudists among us but it's the way I am. :D:D
     
  8. sracer macrumors 603

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    No screen protector here. I used to always use one but found them to be unnecessary. But I have to admit, I'm considering getting one for my 12.9 iPP because as impossible as it seems, it shows fingerprints even MORE than my iPad Air 2 did. A feat which I previously thought was impossible.
     
  9. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

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    I picked up this anti-glare screen protector when it was on sale for $15. I have had anti-glare screen protectors on every iPhone and iPad because I can't stand random reflections distracting me from the content in the screen. Obviously, the 12.9 inch screen picks up a lot of reflections and you can't always adjust your position to compensate. It's not until I take off the protector that I notice the extra bit of quality that a naked screen has.
    The scratch prevention is a nice side benefit but I'm not too worried about that since I always have the Smart Cover on.
     
  10. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    I have a zagg and like it, sort of. Without it the screen is more like writing on paper, there is a bit resistance. With screen protector (I had three, one cheap, one Bodyguardz and now the Zagg) the Zagg is the best IMHO. The ultra smooth writing experience does take some time to get used to, but it's now natural and feeling really good.

    2 reasons for using a screen protector;
    First, I write a lot, about 10-12 hours a week of writing.
    Second reasn is that quarts is still hard enough to to scratch a display easily. So a grain of sand between my keyboard and screen and a small walk and you've got a good scratchy spot on your display.
    And it might help with the resell value, but that is a minor thing as I intend to use it for years to come.
     
  11. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    you spent a lot of money on Apple Care yet you still want to put a screen protector on it?
     
  12. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, why not? I did so too. AC+, Case, ASK, screen protector.... Then a pencil and a 256LTE and my bank account was empty :D
    I bumped it into a stone corner the other day and the cheap glass screen protector cracked. If I would have wanted to get AC+ I need to travel an hour by train, walk 15 minutes, wait an hour or more and travel back to get the screen repaired. And I would need to pay €79 fee to get it repaired travel would have costed about €35. So a screen protector isn't such a bad investment.
     
  13. Aluminum213, Jun 10, 2016
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    Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    I have never seen a protector that didn't reduce image quality
     
  14. Steeley macrumors regular

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    I'm using a Moshi IVisor AG. You do lose a tiny smidge of crispness with text on the screen, but that's anti-glare protectors for you. I'm really loving it. I can use it in full sun, and the good thing about the Ivisor is you never get bubbles.
     
  15. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    I can't see the difference when using a good tempered glass protector?!
     
  16. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    I use a glass SP on my 12.9". It was a pain to install; I broke two of them before getting one right.

    Most matte/anti-glare screen protectors do so.

    True, with glass.
     
  17. triple-tap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OP here. I ended up installing a tempered glass screen protector that I purchased from Amazon. It was not overly difficult to install as I did in the bathroom following a hot shower. I used to ignore this advise when installing iPhone screen protectors. But for a device this large, it definitely was worth the extra steps.

    The protector feels great, and I am not noticing any significant distortion in the screen resolution since installing.

    Thanks for all the advice. I will report back if I experience an issue.
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Get clear screen protectors. They don't reduce image quality.
     
  19. adilmalick macrumors newbie

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    Yes Clear screen protectors means high quality screen protectors will not reduce image quality.
     
  20. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

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    After about ~1 week of tempered glass, already itching to peel it off...
     
  21. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    What's wrong with it? Haven't tried glass screen protectors myself, so am curious as to what could go wrong with them.
     
  22. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

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    Not 'wrong,' per se. It really is just slightly fuzzier image quality (enough that you'd notice) and I have 2 pieces of dust trapped that annoy me when I run across then. I'll probably keep it until it actually gets damaged in some way.
     
  23. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    That's interesting, as never had that problem with regular clèar screen protectors. What's the advantage of glass, then?
     
  24. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

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    Let's clarify that it's fuzzier, not fuzzy. Still looks pretty good, just... I know it could be better! Realistically though, it's the little dust flecks that bug me (especially when I'm taking notes).
     

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