Ever since my first iPod touch and iPhone I always put screen protectors on them the day I got them. I used matte protectors. I got my iPad 3 on launch day and had ordered a screen protector protector for it before I had it. I put it on like usual but there was a dent in the protector right in the middle of the screen. So I get a replacement shipped and take off the protector until it came in. Well I got the replacement and never put it on. I decided to take on what everyone says about not scratching on my $830 tablet. I went a week then removed the protector from my iPod touch. Less than a week after that it came off my iPhone. I have yet to get a scratch and cleaning my iPhone or iPod is none existent since being in my pocket cleans them. I really only need to clean my iPad every once in awhile with my smart cover. Never will I use a screen protector again.