No more screen protectors?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ipaddaro, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. ipaddaro macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2014
    according to apple website, about the iphone 6s:

    "The cover glass is the strongest, most durable glass used in any smartphone"

    so it will be stronger than any gorilla glass version on the market.

    in your opinion, this will be sufficient to get rid of sceen protectors for normal daily use?

    this would be a HUGE improvement to me...
  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    So long as sand exists and somehow manages to wind up in your pockets on a regular basis, there will always be a need for screen protectors.
  3. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2008
    Upstate Central NY
    I've had a 3Gs, 4s and 5s each for 2 years. No screen protectors and all these still have pristine glass. (neither has ever touched the ground either)

    I guess I am just one of the lucky ones with the presence of mind to easy protect my admittedly fragile investments safe and sound.
  4. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    I baby the hell out of my phones as well, but sometimes scratches just happen and it would bug the heck out of me to have to see a scratched screen every day.
  5. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2014
    well, i didn't mean that it would be impossible to scratch (also stones on finger rings can scratch gorilla glass)...
    but on regular basis, not in a sandy environment (my case) i almost don't scratch plastic screen protectors.

    my fear are metal keys, but a very resistent glass cannot be scratched by them.

    anyway i saw that sapphire glass on apple watch resists quite well... hope this new glass will be nearly as resistant.
  6. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    Even if the glass were somehow 100% scratch-proof you would still see a bunch of micro scratches to the oleophobic coating on top of the glass that would make the phone look like ****.

    Screen protectors or bust.
  7. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2014
    well, you are right, oleophobic coating seems to vanify any attempt in strenghtening the glass...

    anyway i was considering that for the most part of the phone life i have a screen protector with minor scratches on it (and this slightly affect vision quality)...
    to avoid this i would have to change it every week/month... it will cost less to change the screen one or twice a year! :p

    i put it on to avoid MAJOR scratches on the screen...

    does this make any sense versus accepting the real screen to have minor scratches if it will be strong enaugh to avoid major scratches on normal usage?

    considering that any protector scratches easily than the screen itslef...
  8. LKN macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    Will all the existing 6 and 6 plus screen protectors work with 6s/6s+?
  9. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2015
    Would you like to do some drop test for us and show it to us on youtube? There's your answer.

    Don't confuse "strongest" with invisible. It may be stronger than the last iPhone they've made, but it's still crackable.
  10. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2014
    yes, but you'll have to pay $ 800 to watch it.

    and you'll probably find out that screen protectors don't protect from drops as well as cases do.
  11. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    You've never needed screen protectors. Never. Waste of time, waste of money.

    Scratches on the oleophobic coating? Beyond ridiculous. As is "babying" a cell phone. Just use the damn thing. No one cares if your phone has a scratch. No one.
  12. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    The real question is will the 3D Touch be affected by a screen protector. In the Apple description of how the new system works they mention a special glass developed by Corning in conjunction with Apple that flexes as finger pressure is applied. Will using a screen protector, especially a glass protector prevent or reduce the localized flexing, thereby muting the ability of the screen To bend properly.

    I strongly suspect this will be the case. This will effectively prevent the use of screen protectors from being used on the 6S and 6S Plus. Since a special flexible glass was required to make this system work, placing anything over the screen would certainly make it more rigid. It took Apple five years to develop 3D Touch to the point it was working well enough to release. Screen protectors may well be a thing of the past.

    Probably also why AppleCare+ went up from $99/79 to $129/99 on the 6S Plus. Anticipated higher rate of screen repairs needed due to no screen protector use as well as more expensive screen. It will be interesting to see the first testing of screen protectors on these new screens. We may be on the verge of seeing the demise of companies selling screen protectors. Even if they adopt the same special glass, the added thickness would effect the depth at which the localized deflection occurs and thereby make the whole system less sensitive.
  13. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    More ridiculous than that is criticizing others and saying its "beyond ridiculous" for those who simply want to keep their phone in 100℅ mint condition for top resale value :rolleyes:

    And yes... potential buyers care if the phone you are trying to sell them has scratches :p
  14. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    I've only ever used one phone without a screen protector. Miraculously, it had no scratches after 9 months.

    But otherwise, I would always get one.
  15. costi.kocev macrumors newbie


    Aug 30, 2015
    I have already purchased Spigen® [Full Covered Tempered Glass] GLAS Screen Protector for iPhone 6s, but I`m getting worried about did it affect to 3D touch screen on the iPhone.
  16. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2014
    hope they knew what they did when they released it.
    anyway i think you could send it back if it won't work properly.
  17. d0minick macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2011
    ive never ever ever ever used a screen protector. I got little nicks here and there but no biggie
  18. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012
    I'm hoping screen protectors like the cinder will work. That's a highly rated sp.

    I like the thanotech k11 bumper too. Just need to see about a clear wrap for the back.
  19. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    I love using naked screen. I'm using a Note 4 naked for a year and haven't seen any scratches. I'm buying the 6s tho and if the screen is as good I'd expect the same.
  20. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    I do use cases but I had never put a screen protector on my iPhones and never had a scratch.
  21. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    I wish I didn't care as much about scratches and cracked screens o_O
  22. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    Me too, just bugs the hell out of me for some reason. Dunno if I'm just OCD but looking at a big scratch over and over throughout the day every time I use my phone just gets to me :confused:
  23. frifra macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    Let's see what arrives first in consumer's hands, the iPhone 6s or the Cinder SP.
  24. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    Well if it falls and the screen cracks, that's pretty expensive to fix and a real hassle. I'd rather mitigate the risk by using a £5 screen protector.

    I'm less bothered about scratches but actually I'm lying to myself they REALLY BOTHER ME!! #OCD

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