Iphone Screen protector

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by sgtboy, Oct 5, 2008.


Do you use a screen protector?

  1. No, don't need one

    9 vote(s)
  2. No, but getting one

    1 vote(s)
  3. Yes, not neccesary though

    6 vote(s)
  4. Yes, don't go without

    39 vote(s)
  1. sgtboy macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2007
    So I am heading to the store tomorrow to pick up a IPhone 3g for myself, and had a small question for you all.

    Do you recommend a screen protector? I'm not worried about scratches, I'm extremely careful with my stuff, but I'm more worried about annoying fingerprints. A vote on the poll would be great, or even a small comment/suggestion.

    Thank you all

  2. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    If it's fingerprints that worry you, people generally seem to like the antiglare protectors that are sold at the Apple store. The complaint about them is that they slightly degrade the screen image.

    I am not bothered by the fingerprints. I use the crystal protectors from the Apple store and am very pleased with them. They are nearly impossible to detect and they feel just like the naked screen. I began to use them after a tiny scratch showed up on the face of the screen.
  3. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    power support anti-glare protectors from the apple store are the ONLY way to go. They keep fingerprints away :)

    Also, when you get the new phone, you should put the screen protector on the SECOND you pull the factory plastic off of it. That way no dust or anything will get on the screen and your protector will be flawless. :)
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    +1 for the power support screen protector. I have it and its very durable and you can't tell its on. It comes with a sticky sheet that pulls any dust of the bare iphone screen just before you apply the protector--so no worries about dust.
  5. DanielJvdBerg macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2008
    The Netherlands.
    I went with the BestSkinEver because we do not have official Apple stores here in the Netherlands to buy such a crystal film. However the BestSkinEver is a very good protector, and I haven't had any scratches because of it.

    I had the InvisibleShield before, but it was horrible. Not because it still scratched, but it fits horrible. The BestSkinEver does a better job in that, although the backside is still a pain in the butt, but still a nice protector which you will barely notice.

    Nice for keeping fingerprints away, too!
  6. macplace10 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2008
    iPhone Screen Protector

    I did not use a screen protector on my phone but the fingerprints on the screen started to annoy me.
    I've recently purchased the Power Support Crystal Film from the Apple:apple: store along with the Incase Protective Cover and they are superb additions to a superb phone.
  7. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    I haven't had any scratches and I wouldn't say I give mine the highest amount of care, so I'm not too sure what all the fuss is about really.
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    No, I don't use a screen protector. I don't think one is needed.
  9. joshuaXaaron macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2008
    finger prints are the DEVIL! **hearts anti-glare screen protector**
  10. sgtboy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2007
    Ok, heres the deal

    Nearest apple store=4.5 hours away, so I had to order online, and it won't be here till the 22nd at latest. So I'm going to patiently wait and get my Iphone then... lol

    I got the Anti-Glare film set. I watched a few youtube videos and it didn't seem hard to apply. Anyone have any general tips for when i go to do it? Thanks all so much

  11. majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
  12. Nomadski macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2008
    I bought a Wave Case (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/wave3g) with my iPhone and while it comes with a protective screen i found after a bit of use it showed fingerprinting and also had a few air bubbles showing up after being once removed.

    So while i keep the excellent case i threw away the screen and bought an anti glare protective screen protector and the two combined have been amazing.

    No scratches, no fingerprints and the protector gives a nice feel to the touch, and the whole kaboodle barely makes the phone any bigger than it is naked. Perfect.
  13. nimda0 macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2008
    Do yourself a favor, and get a screen protector.

    Better yet, get the power support Anti-glare screen protector. You'll NEVER see fingerprints or smudge marks again.... no more cleaning the screen EVER, and it looks great. It's clear, regardless of what anyone says, and I often forget it's even on there.

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