How's your naked iPhone 6 screen held up?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mercenary, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    For the first time ever I've decided that when I get my 6s I am going screen protectorless. I've always had one to keep my device pristine and for what? So the guy I sell it to can have a new looking phone?

    We'll I've finally decided to say screw that guy and go without. Especially as my past 2 iPhones have gone to the recyclers who care less about microscratches than a private buyer and I really dont want to be the person anymore with plastic seat covers.

    So out of curiosity. You folks who always roll naked, how has your 6 screen held up these past 12 months?
  2. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2014
    I always use one otherwise I get scratches in it. Im on job sites everyday working and the dirt on your hands especially if its sand does scratch it. The glass ones don't seem to be any different from the screen itself anyways.
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I don't use cases and when I got my iPhone 6+ five months ago, Sprint threw in a very thin glass screen protector (Inivisibleshield) so I went with it. It's the first time I have ever used a real screen protector (the plastic one I used for a while on an older phone I don't count) as I do not normally use them.

    Today I am grateful for having the screen protector. I dropped my phone on asphalt on Friday. The screen is cracked and getting worse. The only thing protecting me from sharp shards of glass is the glass screen protector I put on five months ago.

    Again, I don't use cases, but I will be getting another Invisibleshield for my new screen (replacing at the Apple store today).
  4. Mercenary thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    Another email reason for my decision is I've been using a glass one from spigen for the past year and its held up really well. And its supposed to be way less scratch resistant than the phone screen. So if this is doing so well then the phone itself should fair the same or better.
  5. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2014
    Very possible. I know Ill scratch mine, just a matter of time so Ill just protect it from the start.
  6. roccobladr macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2011
    Been stuck on the S cycle so no iPhone 6 but I have never had a screen protector in any of my other iPhones and there are barely any noticeable scratches. A regular case should protect it enough. Screen looks so much better without one IMO
  7. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Last time I had a screen protector was probably the 3G, just haven't seen a need for it. I abuse my phones also, never a scratch. I do put on a skin on the sides and back though.

    I just hate anything that ruins the look of my phones.
  8. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I've always hated using screen protectors so after I broke my last Invisible Shield glass protector I've gone without. I can see micro-scratches if I angle it just right in the light but the feel of the naked screen is more than worth it IMO.
  9. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I've not used one in years. So, because you asked, I cleaned my 6 with my soft thirt and it looks fine. Yes, there are some micro scratches that I've never noticed till now, because you asked me to look. But, when I go to sell it, on eBay as I usually do, I simply state that it has normal micro scratches from normal use that cannot be seen unless the device is turned off and inspected closely. I always get top dollar and have never had a complaint. My eBay is 819 transactions with 100% positive feedback.
    I remember the days of curling edges... never again.
  10. appygirl82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2012
    I always use a case because I have always sold my phone each year when I upgrade.

    However, I have not used a screen protector in a long time. My screen is naked. If you were to hold the phone in just the right light you can see normal micro scratches that happen. But the glass has held up really well and I have sold my phones just fine!

    Depends on how you use your phone though. I take careful care of my phone but it does get used, I've dropped it many times, 4 year old nephew plays games on it etc. Screen can take quite a lot and still look great :)
  11. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I take it back. I just cleaned it again and see no scratches at all. There may be some if I put it under a magnifying glass.
  12. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    I've had every iPhone and never used screen protectors. Only once did I scratch the screen and that was totally my fault (3GS, board shorts and keys in the same pocket, who knows how many times, one small scratch). I honestly wouldn't use cases if it weren't for keeping up the resell value and that I just use apple cases.
  13. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    I've never used one on any iPhone and I've had every generation. Never an issue.
  14. Mercenary thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    As I thought. Modern glass doesn't need them. No matter how good the screen protector it's still like plastic seat covers or having a carpet over your carpet to protect the carpet.

    I also have no interest in keeping it pristine for the next owner.
  15. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    Does anyone know how T-Mobile is when trading in a phone for jump on demand / jump with scratches on the screen? I usually use a protector but am thinking about going naked since I'm using JoD now.
  16. Cayden macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2014
    My 6 screen had quite a bit of hairline scratches. Not very many actual scratches, but I did shatter the screen, and my new screen seems to be holding up better than the original glass. Plus the 6s does have the ion-x (gorilla glass 4) now so it should be even better than the 6's screen
  17. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2015
    I've had iPhones since 2007, and always use a slim case, but I never put anything over the glass. Never once had a scratch or scuff, and my phone is in and out of my purse all day long.
  18. Cozmosis macrumors member


    Mar 2, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Essentially impossible to not have microscratches on the coating over a year without a screen protector. Deep scratches are an entirely different story, but it is VERY easy to get microscratches, even if you are very careful.

    Can't notice them with screen on at all, but they almost are always there.
  19. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    I just looked at my newly replaced iPhone 6+ and it has a deep scratch on it. Bummed me out and reminded me why I always have a screen protector on my phone.
  20. BlueDragon22 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2015
    Cleveland, OH
    I've always used screen protectors on every phone that I've owned. I fell asleep on the couch with my iPhone 4 while I was wearing a zip up sweatshirt. At some point, I must've turned over and my zipper dug into my phone. Thankfully, I was using a screen protector which took the zipper like a champ. Woke up, found a huge gash in the screen, had a heart attack, peeled the protector off, and the screen was in perfect shape.

    Also, a few weeks ago, my puppy decided to swipe my phone off of the table when my back was turned. I had a case and an invisibleshield on, so his chewing didn't do any damage to the phone.

    If you're going naked screen, I highly recommend getting a TPU case (or a case that has the edges covering the edges of your screen). They're like $1-3 on ebay with free shipping, so I usually pick up a few. If your phone goes face down, it's less likely to shatter rather than a naked phone/screen. Obviously, there are the few times where it may crack/shatter, but it's less likely to happen with a case that covers the screen edges
  21. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    I never used one, but my 6 Plus had a bunch of tiny scratches on it. I should say they weren't actual scratches in the glass. There were scratches in the coating of the display. I'll probably get a glass screen protector this time around.

    I lucked out because my home button was acting up and Apple ended up replacing the display.
  22. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    I agree. It's so ironic that most people buy a brand new phone and can't really enjoy it to the fullest because they preserve it for the next owner. The cycle goes on and on.
  23. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    If the iPhone 6s has the same glass as my Note 4 (gorilla glass 4) then I don't need a screen protector. I've been using my Note 4 for almost a year. I take care of the phone but not overbaby it and there's no scratch at all.
  24. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    I went without and I've got scratches. Nothing that bothers me during normal usage, but they're there nonetheless. Same thing with my Apple Watch. If you're really OCD, better just play it safe and get the screen protector. The glass might not scratch so easily, but the oleophobic coating on the glass will.
  25. Sgt.ThroatPunch macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2015
    Can't really enjoy it? I always use a case and a screen protector, and I enjoy the hell out of it.
  26. ftlum macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2011
    Are the Samsungs with Gorilla glass 4 getting micro scratches? My understanding is that ver 4 is better for drops but still not great for scratches. So much so that one of the Samsung branded cases for their newest edge phone was causing bad screen scratches itself.

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