iPad Pro Newbie Q - will the Apple Pencil scratch the screen?

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  1. Infiniteconstancy macrumors regular

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    Trying to figure out if I should get a screen protector on the iPad Pro. Been drawing on it and I get nervous it will scratch. Thoughts? :)
     
  2. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    Yep, the pencil tip is made of diamonds and saphire chips ‍♂️
     
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    The tip of the pencil itself will not, however you could get particles that could scratch the screen stuck between the tip and the screen.
     
  5. sracer macrumors G3

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    @MrGimper gave the correct answer. One reason one might want to use a matte, anti-glare screen protector is to cut down on glare and fingerprint smudges and give some ever-so-slight resistance to the screen for a more natural writing experience. Without one, I find the Pencil too slippery on the bare screen.
     
  6. Infiniteconstancy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really!!
    any good screen protector you’d recommend?
     
  7. sracer macrumors G3

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    PaperLike is a popular matte protector but costs a bit ($30 for 2). I use Mr Shield matte protectors on my devices. Under $10 for 3-5 protectors (depending upon the device). If you're not sure that you'd like using a matte protector, I recommend getting something like Mr Shield first and if you like it, spring for PaperLike.
     
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  9. sracer macrumors G3

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    Good point. Yes, glass screen protectors have been an issue with the iPad Pros for a while. The matte protectors I suggested aren't glass and don't have that issue.
     
  10. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    True. I had a matte one on my 10.5 Pro and didn’t see any issues. Haven’t picked anything up for the 11” yet. My only real concern (and was mentioned above) is something on the screen between the pencil tip and the glass causing a scratch.
     

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