Matte Black phone. How about Matte screens?

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  1. Steve686 macrumors 68030

    Steve686

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    My first MacBook I bought about 10 years ago had a matte screen and it was great for places with bright sunlight all year like here in South Florida.

    I went into Apple today to buy a screen protector and got the anti-reflective Belkin piece that they had in stock for the 7Plus. As I'm buying it the sales specialist commented on how I'll be able to see the screen much better now in bright sunlight.


    This poses my questions.

    Does anyone miss the old matte screens and would you want it as an option for the iPhones?
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    My feeling is the nsttencosting just scratched too easily in the setting mostniphones are in. I would welcome Annette finish if it didn't scratch though.
     
  3. Steve686 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Surely some advances have been made since then in scratch resistance?
     
  4. zhenya macrumors 603

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    The anti-reflective coatings that modern screens are getting are quite good - the new iPads are considerably better than the phones - I think I read that the coating is not yet durable enough for phones? But yeah, the matte screens don't look nearly as good nor do they hold up as well.

    That said, I have already realized, as I often place my phone face down to reduce the glare coming off the face when powered off, who would want a Jet black casing that is similarly reflective. :)
     
  5. ckeck macrumors 6502a

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    I actually love the matte screen protectors. You lose some color "vibrancy" if you will, but the anti-reflective upside plus the texture of a few of the films is really nice. YMMV though...
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I would rather not have anti-reflective. I can shield the screen or change positions if needed but the anti reflective screen degrades the performance.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Nope, that's gross. Just get a film if you want/need that.
     
  8. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    I initially got a matte screen protector for my 6s. I actually stuck with it for a couple months but I hated how it ruined the clarity of the screen and eventually removed it and went for a tempered glass screen protector.
     

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