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Coolio1234

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Ordered the 12.9 in iPad Pro with mini-LED. Would a glass screen protector be worth it at this point?

main goals are trying to prevent scratches, smudges and the like.

ive read that the glaring effect can be pretty bad on any iPad with a glass protector on it, is that true?

Also, I plan on using Apple Pencil with it and don’t want a matte protector.
 

sparksd

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I used a glass protector on my 10.5 and 12.9 Pro's and ended up removing them because of the glare/reflectivity issues. In a well-lit environment with dark imagery on the screen, it was easy to see my face and background reflected back at me. A bright screen, you don't notice it but I couldn't stand it when watch videos with black bars and/or dark scenes. They made cleaning easy but the for me it wasn't worth the tradeoff.
 

Coolio1234

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I used a glass protector on my 10.5 and 12.9 Pro's and ended up removing them because of the glare/reflectivity issues. In a well-lit environment with dark imagery on the screen, it was easy to see my face and background reflected back at me. A bright screen, you don't notice it but I couldn't stand it when watch videos with black bars and/or dark scenes. They made cleaning easy but the for me it wasn't worth the tradeoff.
how’s it been without the protector?
 

Rainshadow

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I had a screen protector on my 10.5 for years and I have to say the glare is just horrible. Since I’m upgrading to the 12.9 this year, I took off the protector to try the 10.5 without. The glare is way better, but there were almost immediately micro scratches on the screen. There are even two slightly larger scratches and I’m pretty tender with my devices - though they get a lot of use.

It’s a personal trade off, I guess, but I just can’t expect a screen to stay in decent shape for 4 years (how long I keep a device). So I will be doing another screen protector.

Plus, over the last 4 years I’ve had two screen protectors crack. Never dropped the iPad and I don’t know where those cracks came from - but the simple thought of it being the actual screen is terrifying and the added protection is a plus.

no great answer.
 
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Rainshadow

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I also hate the feeling of the edge of the glass of the screen protector when you hold the device.

Anyone have a suggestion of a quality glass screen protector with good anti-glare treatment and rounded edges? Ideally one that completely covers the camera as well - I don’t like the notched protectors. Always under the fingers.
 
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Coolio1234

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I think glare is almost always going to be present on any glass protectors, most anti glare ones are usually matte.

I’m curious whether it’s better to get applecare and just go bare glass..
 
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papbot

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I’ve never used a screen protector on any device and never had any screen issues. Fingerprints are a problem on all of them but less so on more recent iOS devices. One reason I like a keyboard for my iPads is having fewer fingerprints on the screen. I’ve always used a case on the devices and that’s been more than enough. Have had almost every iPhone made and many iPads and have never understood the appeal of those ugly screen “protectors”.
 

NastyMatt

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I use a matte screen protector on my IPP - why? Because when using the pen any grease on the glass meant the pen slowed slightly when moving across it - was very annoying and was a poor experience. I ended up having to clean the screen a lot which was just a pain. A matte protector completely stopped that.
 
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