Don't buy iPhone 6 or 6+ screen protectors for now!

edtorious

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Aug 14, 2007
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Seeing a lot of complaints here about the screen protectors that doesn't go all the way to the edges. The problem is the way the new iPhone 6 or + curve design is and so it looks like the screen protectors manufacturers haven't figured out a way around it.

The lesson here is do not buy any hard type of screen protectors for now. If you can find one, buy a full body screen protectors or a soft wet install screen protectors. Or you should get a full body cases. Another option is to find a case that will cover the bezels and will not make the front screen protectors look awkward.
 

wickedwahine11

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Nov 2, 2013
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Yep I hate my Zagg - too bad as I loved it on the 4 and 5. I am keeping it on for now but really hoping they get one at least big enough for the LCD. Even if it won't cover the entire screen mine does not even cover all of the LCD.
 

wgr73

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Oct 31, 2005
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New Mexico
I have screen protectors for both the 6/6+ And no they don't go all the way to the edge. I'm planning in returning them as soon as they release new better fitting ones. Should be soon
 

BuryMeInSmoke

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Oct 8, 2012
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I just had a ghost armor applied at the local mall. Covers the screen edge to edge. I'm pleased with it.
 

jaziCo

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Feb 15, 2009
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Yep I hate my Zagg - too bad as I loved it on the 4 and 5. I am keeping it on for now but really hoping they get one at least big enough for the LCD. Even if it won't cover the entire screen mine does not even cover all of the LCD.
Same here.. I hate my Zagg soo much.. I loved my tech armor (edge to edge, as most were)..

Lets see what happens.. lol how do you plan on returning the product once a better solution comes out.. I was thinking the same.. but didn't see how it would pass as a return.. you would have to peel it if off the screen and put it back the box ?
 

ghsNick

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May 25, 2010
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Seeing a lot of complaints here about the screen protectors that doesn't go all the way to the edges. The problem is the way the new iPhone 6 or + curve design is and so it looks like the screen protectors manufacturers haven't figured out a way around it.

The lesson here is do not buy any hard type of screen protectors for now. If you can find one, buy a full body screen protectors or a soft wet install screen protectors. Or you should get a full body cases. Another option is to find a case that will cover the bezels and will not make the front screen protectors look awkward.
It's impossible to get something that goes to the edges unless it's one of those wet applied screen protectors. Just posted (what I think is) one of the best dry applied versions in this thread.
 

imnofanboy

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Sep 1, 2010
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BuryMe - his GhostArmor is the best screen protector I've seen so far, but that's not sayin much as majority are ill fitting.

As for full body protection, I'm eyein' BodyGuardz version.
 

wickedwahine11

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Nov 2, 2013
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Same here.. I hate my Zagg soo much.. I loved my tech armor (edge to edge, as most were)..

Lets see what happens.. lol how do you plan on returning the product once a better solution comes out.. I was thinking the same.. but didn't see how it would pass as a return.. you would have to peel it if off the screen and put it back the box ?
Well AT&T installed it for me and did it a little crooked. I am going back tomorrow and asking for a replacement or a refund. I honestly never would have bought it if I had seen how small it is, but they put it on my phone while I was doing my trade in paperwork. I should have looked more closely then and there but was blinded by how much I liked the phone. I have no illusions that they will do it but figured it could not hurt to try.
 

LxHunter

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Nov 14, 2010
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Thant why I am waiting for the Best Skins Ever body and screen skins.
Won't ship until next week - after they cut to exact iPhone dimensions.
I have used their skins on MBA and rMBP and the fit is perfect
 

Mac Wolf

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Sep 8, 2014
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Really considering not using a protecter. At least for the time being. Most of the cutouts are poorly made and then there's the level of screen quality. This is an epically beautiful display we have. I don't want to lose any clarity. I ordered the Spigen HD but not so sure I'm gonna use it.
 

jlaw

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Aug 15, 2007
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I have ghost armor as well. Edge to edge depends on the installer. The film is not sized to go edge to edge but can be stretched a little. But - there is a MAJOR defect with both the clear and matte protectors in my option. When wearing polarized sunglasses, there are large dark blotches all over the screen, varying in location and opacity. Looks horrible and is really distracting. I had ghost armor on my 5S and it did not have the issue, so it's definitely something in the film and/or how it interacts with the new display. I will be returning it.
 

SpasticPat

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Sep 15, 2011
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I had a coupon on accessories and got a discount from Verizon so had them put a tempered glass screen protector on my 6+, and yeah it doesn't reach the whole way to the other edge and there's a line on the edge of the tempered glass that magnifies pixels and is like a rainbow line going down my screen. I'll hold on to it for now but hopefully in the future a better one will come along that reaches all the way across.
 

haticK

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Jun 11, 2011
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New York
I'm going to preorder a glossy full-size screen protector from Best Skins Ever. They claim to make exact cut outs and actually design it off the phone itself so I think they will be way better than anything else currently available.
 

wickedwahine11

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Nov 2, 2013
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Really considering not using a protecter. At least for the time being. Most of the cutouts are poorly made and then there's the level of screen quality. This is an epically beautiful display we have. I don't want to lose any clarity. I ordered the Spigen HD but not so sure I'm gonna use it.
Yeah, I am thinking about taking off this Zagg, even if they don't let me return it tomorrow. It is so distracting to me. At this point I am contemplating keeping the screen naked and just buying AppleCare.
 

imnofanboy

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Sep 1, 2010
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Thant why I am waiting for the Best Skins Ever body and screen skins.
Won't ship until next week - after they cut to exact iPhone dimensions.
I have used their skins on MBA and rMBP and the fit is perfect
How do you know exactly that they are cutting to exact iPhone dimensions?
Are you in for the glossy or matte?
 

edtorious

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Full body case

For those of you interested, here's a full body case that comes with screen protector that I ordered thru Amazon, it just sucks it's not eligible for Prime. I've never had a full body case before for I thought they are ugly but with no good screen protectors out there, I'm going for this temporarily. They are coming out on September 26 and estimated deliveries are in October.

SUPCASE
 
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