iPhone 5 is the screen protector that comes with it is as

DBZmusicboy01

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good as one that someone buys separately?
But I am saying the plastic thingy that comes with it out of the box already put in. Am I making sense?
 

CatsTide

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Sep 16, 2012
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It's not meant to stay on...only to protect during shipping. Any after market protector will be better.
 

urkel

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My wife does that on the first few days while she waits for a real screen guard. It drives me nuts because it feels terrible and is meant primarily just for shipping it. So, no, I dont think you should use that.

There are incredible deals right now on screen guards so just buy a set if you're really worried. But for me I go without a screen protector because the glass now is so scratch resistant that I feel its unnecessary.

Edit: Screen Guard Deal
XtremeGuardz 85% off 2 or more
coupon codes:
85off2 (85% off 2 items)
80off3 (80% off 3 items)
 

nostresshere

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Used one with my 4s for about a week. Took it off. None of our 4 phones have them. Doing just fine.
 

boy-better-know

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Not to mention that you can't use the phone because the ear piece is covered up and the home button would be a pain to use. Grab a proper protector asap.
 

Anajaf27

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I only kept the one on the back as a temporary protection til I can find a back screen protector
 

jekjones1558

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I went naked with my iPhone 4 and ended up with a couple of very light scratches that bothered me, even though I am not hard on my phones. So I used the shipping screen protector on my 5 for a few days after launch until my Spigen screen protector was delivered even though it was a pain in the neck. It is hard to tell the Spigen is on there. I won't be going without one in the future.
 
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karmatourer

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In my house
I kept my back one on even though its inside an ACase.



My wife does that on the first few days while she waits for a real screen guard. It drives me nuts because it feels terrible and is meant primarily just for shipping it. So, no, I dont think you should use that.

There are incredible deals right now on screen guards so just buy a set if you're really worried. But for me I go without a screen protector because the glass now is so scratch resistant that I feel its unnecessary.

Edit: Screen Guard Deal
XtremeGuardz 85% off 2 or more
coupon codes:
85off2 (85% off 2 items)
80off3 (80% off 3 items)
 
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