Is a screen cover necessary for an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by NateEssex, May 2, 2010.

  1. NateEssex macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2008
    I have always had a screen protector on my iPhone, but I remember reading that it's not necessary for the iPad. Is that true? What if drops of liquid get on the screen? Will there be damage?

    If one is needed, can anyone recommend one please?
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
  3. ExJ macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2010
    I examined the iPad's at the Apple Store near by and noted each had a few scratches. Not huge deep scratches.. but not would I call micro-scratches you see on say a Blackberry.

    I recommend getting a screen protector. I grabbed a ZAGG one from BestBuy a week or so ago and it definitely helps with fingerprints -- I don't even see any on my iPad and I rarely wipe off the screen. I do wash my hands often though.
  4. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    It's true, Apple does not recommend screen overlays. Plain water and microfiber is sufficient for cleaning. And for most people, no, screen overlays are not necessary.

    I use a screen overlay to minimize finger prints and glare. And in improves the tactile feel of the screen.

    I use Power Support Anti-Glare.
  5. BossHogg macrumors member


    Oct 29, 2007
    Hazzard County, GA
    Heavy user since launch and no scratches yet (knock on wood). I use the Apple case and that might help minimize scratch opportunities.
  6. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    I have tried a few. NuVue from OWC worked very well and is only $9.99
  7. bhsu21 macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    You don't need one but it's just personal preference. it's easier to get fingerprints on it w/o a screen protector and that's why I like to use one. Also to protect from scratches.
  8. NateEssex thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2008
    Which protector?

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