iPad mini Using mini without screen protector

Discussion in 'iPad' started by raccoonboy, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Is that okay?

    I currently use my Ipad 2 with good protective case (moshi concerti) and will get the same one for ipad mini if i decide to buy it. I dont put any screen guard on because i like the feel of naked glass more.

    How about the mini? The glass, i believe, was half as thin and bendable. i dont really care, i just want to know if its still gorillas? Anyone here use it naked? Is it as good a scratchproof as the fullsize? thanks guys.
  2. kallyq macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2010
    I use only a smart cover with mine, no screen protector...and it is fine. I do put it in a sleeve when it leaves the house in my purse though :) I think i use a roo case.
  3. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    I use mine naked since I got it Nov 2nd. I have a TPU cover on the back and a nice cushy sleeve for when I take it out. I haven't had any scratches so far. I have no idea what kind of glass it is. Seems tough enough to me.
  4. TyPod macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    I use my iPad Mini with just a Smart Cover and the screen is still brand new looking! The Smart Cover is great protection and all I will ever want. I got a screen protector as a gift and didn't even bother opening it, would rather save the $25.
  5. Appleknowall macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2013
    The ipad mini has a oleophobic coating , it's going to get light scratches over time of normal usage , however using it with a Smart Cover would we fine.
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    You're going to get very light and faint scratches over time because of the oleo phobic coating. Not a big deal.
  7. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Ripped the screen protectors off my iphone and ipad. Doubt I will ever go back to using them.
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Same glass. Everything is "bendable"... so that isn't really relevant here. Don't need a screen protector for either iPad or iPhone. You're paying money to ruin some of the best displays in the mobile market (smartphone and tablet) that ironically you also paid for. Why? It's like buying a really nice car and then intentionally getting into a major car accident just for the sole purpose of wrecking it. Personally, I wouldn't do that.
  9. TPadden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Since you asked, I personally paid Zagg the money so I could see the display without carrying a rag to wipe fingerprints every 5 minutes. Didn't ruin a thing. :)
  10. JTyler82 macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2011
    I have a Roo case too! The bubble one. They're amazing
  11. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    I have a few of these faint scratches, you can barely see them, it's only when you hold it under a bright light. After I saw these I put a screen protector on.
  12. Infinite Jest macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2011
    Harrisonburg, Va
    I didn't bother with a screen protector on my iPhone, but I found I feel more free to wipe off the face of my iPad on my shirt with a screen protector. I bought a cheapie off of eBay (I've had bad experiences with clarity in the past), but I the difference with and without is very minute.
  13. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Zagg doesn't prevent fingerprints. It might make them less noticeable and easier to wipe off, but fingerprints will still be present. Also, from the experience I've had with my iPhone 4, the screen is visibly affected however slight. There were lots of people (including myself) who complained about the "orange peel" effect. Unless they changed the material they use today (not likely but let me know if they have), then the problems I had are still problems people have today.

    From a scientific point of view, the index of refraction in glass and the Zagg material is different. Therefore, the display is affected. You may not notice or care, but it's there. The only screen protector I say doesn't affect the screen's output quality AND actually protects it from damage are those glass ones like Spigen GLAS.t. Normal screen protectors don't do squat.

    Also, you seem to lack reading comprehension. It was a rhetorical question.
  14. TPadden, May 12, 2013
    Last edited: May 12, 2013

    TPadden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Ah, I get it now you were just demonstrating your superior intelligence :D. "Since you asked" was a rhetorical reply.

    I guess the practical difference between preventing and making less noticeable is WAY beyond my reading comprehension also. :cool:

    Comprehension is often driven by perspective; ours differ. :)
  15. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    I don't have a mini but I use smart case on my iPad 4 and I'm not going to come back at the time I was using screen protectors.
    I used to have screen protectors on every idevice I owned, and I can tell you they affect the user experience, no matter how good they are.
  16. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Rhetorical reply to my rhetorical question? That is inherently logically flawed and an attempt to save humiliation on your part.

    You can't prevent fingerprints with a screen protector. Your fingers will come into contact with the screen protector (or the Zagg material) and leave oily residue. Zagg isn't a magical fingerprint repellant.

    You can try (and fail) to be all philosophical (and demonstrate extreme lack of intellect) and dismiss logic with ignorance, but the fact remains that my points were not addressed by your post. The "orange peel" effect has been a complaint many times in this forum. If you don't believe me, just search for the phrase "orange peel" and you should find many users who dislike Zagg skins for this reason.
  17. TPadden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Such an angry post, over a screen protector, I sincerely hope your day gets better. :D
  18. takeshi74, May 13, 2013
    Last edited: May 13, 2013

    takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Your call to make -- same as any other device. You have to decide what precautionary measures you're willing to take.

    It's nothing like that. A screen protector can be removed with the device intact. There's no "removing" the accident from the wrecked car. A screen protector prevents scratches to the device's own screen regardless of the material used. It's exactly like a clear bra if you're going to go the car analogy route.

    It's rhetorical to you because you assume that your preferences are universal and don't seem to understand that there are others that do not share your preferences. Don't see the point in screen protectors? Fine, don't use them. Just don't assume that the point doesn't exist for others. It's a matter of preference no matter how much "logic" and "intellect" you use to justify your own take.

    For those with preferences in line with your own, your question "Why?" is rhetorical but not everyone emphasizes screen quality above all else. There are plenty of screen protectors with no noticeable impact for the people that use them. Whether you find them acceptable or not is irrelevant. It's up to each to decide where they're willing to draw the lines when it comes to protective measures, screen quality, screen feel, and a number of other factors that come into play when deciding whether or not to use a screen protector.

    The Spigen screen protector that I use is nothing like an intentional car accident. It has no effect on screen quality to me and it offers the added scratch protection that I want while still maintaining as close to bare glass feel the I prefer. While it's a good solution for me, I don't just assume that everyone else should fall in line with my own preferences. My preferences are just that -- my own. YMMV.
  19. Sammmmmy macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2013
    It is ok without a screen protector. Just keep your mini away from keys, watches or something sharp and hard. Also, you can use an case to protect your screen.

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