iPhone X Reminder: Why you should always buy a screen protector for your phone

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  1. Finurliig macrumors member

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  2. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I always keep one on my phone just in case.

    But based on from what I experienced, the screen protectors tend to break more easily than the phone's glass. I don't think every time the protector breaks it means the phone would have broke without it.
     
  3. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    It’s called Apple Care+

    Suit yourself!

    Rather pay for Apple Care+ then the small fee if the screen breaks
     
  4. TiggrToo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on my 3rd protector. Total cost $19.99. If I'd had to rely on AppleCare it would have been $58. AND i'd have no more protection for further glass damage.

    Yes, I ALSO have AppleCare.
     
  5. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    Except in countries where there is no Apple Care+
     
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  7. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I just prefer the original screen. If someone doesn’t mind a protector fine.

    I used to use one on the past for other iPhones.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Yeah… I had one of those once. Back when I had the 6+.

    Dropped the phone. Guess what broke? The screen. Not a scratch on the protector!

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  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I understand the OP's point. At the same time, I have seen incidences where the screen protector didn't break or crack, but the iPhone screen did. Either way, it is a roll of the dice.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    B/c it’s intentional. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Finurliig thread starter macrumors member

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    Except I didn't drop it. A greek marble bust I keep on my desk tipped over. The nose landed right on top of the screen. :eek::confused:
    Buying new screen protector tomorrow. Marble bust goes somewhere else, far away from my phone.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    My phones go here on my work desk…same deal at home. Too much stuff that can drop on them when they lie flat on the desk.

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  13. htc fan macrumors 6502

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    Also use screen protector to avoid micro scratches that can occur.
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I have an iPhone X with no screen protector
    I've never used one on any of my iPhones from 3GS onward and never used a case either
    Never had a drop
    Never had a problem
    Turned in my 7 Plus for the X and was told my phone was pristine and couldn't believe I didn't use case or protector

    I understand why others use them, but that doesn't mean everybody feels the same need
     
  15. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    I used a screen protector on my 6+ and I don't believe it saved the phone from any cracks as it was a soft one vs glass one. It was more to protect from micro scratches as I use my phone all day everyday and wanted to best preserve the condition for resale.

    I had to get the camera sensor replaced and they advised me the way they take the phone apart: that the screen protector would need to come off. This was last year sometime and I was already anticipating the newer iPhone so I agreed without hesitation.

    Ended up enjoying it a lot better vs the protection. I guess it saved my phone from more scratches but, now with my X, I didn't bother and I don't have AppleCare. Its a gamble but oh well.
     
  16. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Glass protectors cost less than $1 shipped. Even if the protection is a placebo effect, I put them on all devices. Simply not worth the risk going naked.
     
  17. PBz macrumors 68020

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    The probability that a glass screen cover will crack is lower than the screen of the phone. A cracked screen protector doesn’t mean the phone screen would have cracked but it does build loyalty.
     
  18. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Same here.. I absolutely hate screen protectors and figure that's what Apple Care + is for if I ever need it..
     
  19. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Lol yeah because people drop their phones on purpose.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    That's true, most people don't drop their phones on purpose.

    But it's also true that some people tend to think that these things will protect them against drops so they aren't as careful as they should be.
     
  21. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Lol, I'm kinda that way with cases. I don't have a screen protector but I use Speck or Magpul cases. The phones have taken more bumps than they otherwise would have had they been caseless. Mind, probably not for 4.7" iPhones and bigger. I've got small hands so for those, I need the extra grip that the case affords.
     
  22. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    iPhone upgrade program.
    I am going to have Apple care anyway.
    Any screen damage will be $29.

    I like my phone like my buffalo wings, naked
     
  23. bpeeps macrumors 68030

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    This argument is ridiculous. If the force was big enough to crack the screen, it would have cracked the screen. Of course a thin piece of glass is going to crack, that’s not what protected the screen. Luck and physics 101 did.
     
  24. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I would have to agree mostly with this although I’d do find one those spigen cases that’s kind of clear and rubber like very good for me. Adds grip and a great feel. It’s not rubber or plastic it’s maybe TPU. It’s soft in the sense it’s bendable and clear. I love it.

    No other case I’ve liked enough to use it daily.
     

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