I picked up my SE today from a Verizon Wireless store. Admittedly, I have almost exclusively purchased my phones directly from Apple, but I have moved from the mecca of Apple Stores (Nor Cal Bay Area) to one store for miles and miles, so I got the phone where I could. When the guy handed it to me, the film was removed from the display. I said "Where is it? I leave it on until I get a screen protector and the ones here are too expensive". He said he threw it out! I said I have never had anyone remove the film — especially without even asking — before. He said I was the first person who ever mentioned it. I told him he needed to find me something to protect the screen and after looking all over the store, the best he could so was a protector for a 6, which presumably I am to cut to fit. What are other experiences and thoughts about this? I felt like he had taken a liberty. This is my 6th or 7th iPhone, plus the ones my kids got, and I never had anyone do that. Is that a midwest thing? I have only purchased phones in CA and AZ prior to this.