Powersupport Anti-Glare has made my iPhone's touch screen a LITTLE less sensitive...

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  1. KH8756 macrumors member

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    Hi. I purchased my iPhone 3G S, and a Powersupport Anti-Glare protective film to go along with it. I applied the anti-glare immediately after taking the phone out of its box. After using it for a while, I noticed something. I also have an iPod touch 2nd gen. And I noticed that my iPod touch's screen is a tiny, tiny bit more sensitive. I do not have any screen protectors on my iPod touch. On my touch, if I just barely barely tap the screen, it registers. However on my 3G S with the anti-glare on, if I barely, barely tap the screen it does not register. I have to apply a little pressure to my tap for it to register. I don't actually have to press or press hard (or apply noticeable pressure by any means), but like I said I have to tap the screen with a tiny bit of pressure. However this does affect my iPhone's overall responsiveness. I have not had any problems getting things to register. But even though my iPhone 3G S is responsive with the anit-glare on, my iPod touch's touch screen is more sensitive. Like I said, if I just BARELY tap the screen on my touch, it registers, however that's not the case with my iPhone. Has anyone else with the ant-glare, noticed this small (barely there) decrease of sensitivity? If not can someone with the 3G S and the anti-glare lightly tap their screen (as lightly as they can) to see if it registers? Do you think this difference in sensitivity between my touch and my iPhone, be due to the anti-glare protective screen? Or could it just be my iPhone that's somehow less sensitive than it should be (I called Apple and they said the iPod touch's touch screen's sensitivity is the same as the iPhone's)? I would take the anti-glare off and test my iPhone's touch screen without it, to see if it becomes as sensitive as my touch, but I can't risk taking it off. Thank you!
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Had the antiglare on my 3GS...hated the lack of touchscreen responsiveness...removed it...loving life.

    Will never put a "protector" over screen again.
     
  3. KH8756 thread starter macrumors member

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    I see, so you noticed the same thing I did?
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Why not?
     
  5. KH8756 thread starter macrumors member

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    Because, they are hard to put on. And plus, if I take it off, dust might get on it. Anyone else?
     
  6. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Obviously the iPhone was made to be used solo. Placing screen protectors or cases on it could always hinder performance.

    I don't see why you are surprised that the response time is different, obviously there is an object between your fingers and the iPhone's screen.
     
  7. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I must be the only one who doesn't have this issue...even a faint glide of my finger registers. *Shrug*
     
  8. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    just took my anti-glare off, ah the sexy screen is back
     
  9. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Crystal clear by Power Support is the way to go. I have one on for a year it never had to take it off, it's not even scratched nor does it have air pockets.
     
  10. KH8756 thread starter macrumors member

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    LoL
     
  11. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    As opposed to dust getting on the protector? :rolleyes: I'm not a nudist in real life, and I do have a case on mine, but the screen is naked, responsive, and beautiful, just as his Steveness envisioned. It's a tool, not a museum piece. Why put it "under glass"?
     
  12. ksoze macrumors regular

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    If it was a $20 tool, may be worth the risk of damaging the screen. But at a steep replacement cost, the cheap insurance of covering the screen with minimal loss of brightness and touch is smart for many. I know people who have no screen protector and some have done fine and I know some with cracked and scratched screens. The PS anti-glare provides plenty of feel and does not hamper use of the phone and it's great functionality. If you do not use your pocket and religious use a sleeve, your odds are better, but then it is like museum piece.
     
  13. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Then you live with the cost (less responsiveness/brightness) of your sense of security. The glass screen is fairly durable, and NO screen protector will prevent cracking (if the force applied to the screen is enough to crack it, it won't matter if there is a film on it or not). Yes, the iPhone IS expensive, but it was designed to be used sans screen protector. The chrome is more likely to be scratched than the glass.
     
  14. ksoze macrumors regular

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    I detect no degradation of responsiveness and any diminished brightness can be compensated with a few clicks to the right on the brightness level setting. I also find the anti-glare screens provide the benefit of less smudges and fingerprints to constantly have to deal with. To be frank, the cleaner screen is worth the minimal effect on brightness, not counting the protection from scratches or cracking. For less than $10 and with no noticeable loss in usability, I find it a good investment. Some may not, some will.
     
  15. zdblue11 macrumors member

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    i find my touch screen working fine with my sgp antifingerprint screen protector. the PS Antiglare seems to be working fine with many as well.
     
  16. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Took mine off and now it's a lot easier to type without missing letters. The screen protector definitely made my screen less sensitive.

    So far I'm loving the naked glass.
     
  17. Aor26 macrumors member

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    Yeah, same thing here..
    But i'm using switcheasy regular screen shield that comes with the VULCAN.
    MY 2G iPod is a little more sencitive.
    I just checked it because you said.. haven't noticed it before.
    But it definitely less sencitive with the screen shield on. Not just with the anti-glare.


    BTW, my home butten is also requires a little stronger push.
    Am I the only one noticed that or it's normal to all iphones?
     
  18. eron macrumors 6502

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    I use a SGP antiglare. Used several other brands of clear screen protectors, including the invisible shield, on various other devices. Totally agree that the screen looks and works best without protectors. Good clear protectors act like a sacrificial layer, and will help protect the screen from being scratched. Good if you intend to sell your phone.

    I chose anti-glare because I'm always annoyed by the fingerprints and smudges left by my fingers or face. So anti-glare keeps it smudge free, and glare free. The awesomeness of the screen is compromised definitely, but I choose a smudge-less screen over colour.
     
  19. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    I used to ride with my screen naked until I got one tiny scratched that irritated me Just because I always knew it was there even though it didn't mess with the visibility of th screen.
    Powersupport anti glare is what I will alway use. No finger prints means a lot to me. I don't have to do all that extra wiping down.

    I enjoy the look of a matte screen too. Don't get me wrong the screen is beutiful without anything on it but it's not worth not protecting.
     
  20. alamperti macrumors member

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    I'm using a Power Support AntiGlare screen shield since 3 weeks now and I confirm I've very satisfied with this product. Yes, it reduce a bit the display light but I'm only able to notice this when comparing directly to a naked screen. The AntiGlare is very resistant to smudges and dirt, an overall recommended screen protector IMHO :)
     
  21. bpfesq macrumors regular

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    I had a screen protector for a while--i didn't notice much of a sensitivity issue, but it did impact the brilliance of the screen. Glad i removed it--no scratches **yet**
     
  22. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    posted this before

    did a bit of research, and it could be that people who have "increased sensitivity" without a shield or "decreased sensitivity" with the shield have moist fingers ( moist = more electrolytes, so potentially a larger disruption of the electrical field)

    Spaz if you are serious about us taking your claim legitimately your are going to have to do some testing/videos and get back to us with OBJECTIVE data, not just subjective ideas
     
  23. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Readig this thread makes me have the urge to take off my anti glare.
     
  24. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Nah. I don't have the energy for that. I really don't care if people think I'm imagining things. If it works for me, great. Oh well.
     

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