Why do people purchase screen protectors?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Amacfa, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Amacfa macrumors 65816

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    I took a box cuter and put it to my screen, pressed down, and moved it and it doesn't scratch my screen. I think this is the best thing that could scratch a screen and it doesn't even do it.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ive had my screen scratch

    all you need is a piece of sand or something that is harder (not necessarly sharp) to come into contact with the glass
     
  3. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Imo, its worth spending $15 just in case something might scratch it.

    Also, wtfboxcutter?
     
  4. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha yea i know! Thats why after all mine ran out i didnt get anymore. Its pretty annoying too when the corners lift up. And they dont work well with incase slide cases.

    Im not sure but i think if you rub sand on it it will scratch it. But who's around sand and with iphone and is going to rub them anyways :p
     
  5. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    ... to protect their screens. Strange things happen in pockets, bags, car floors, sliding across the rough cement. And for anti-glare.
     
  6. caitlin macrumors member

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    I personally love the look and feel of the anti glare screen protectors.
     
  7. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried a slider case on it? Like the incase ones?
     
  8. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    Some protectors eliminate fingerprints and such (slime, grease etc).

    The older iPhone glass used to look like an experiment slide after looking at the internet for two min.
     
  9. Rootus macrumors 6502

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    I use 3M paint protection film (aka Best Skins Ever, or Invisishield) on my iPhone, partly for scratch protection, but mostly for traction. Especially on my first gen phone, it was absolutely necessary. Plus, you can absolutely scratch the glass screen and if you keep the phone naked long enough, eventually you will.
     
  10. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    I too have had my screen scratched. It is possible. Thats why I use one.
     
  11. poorboy8u macrumors newbie

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    I took a screwdriver and stabbed the crap out of a busted iphone and got nothin. The other day I look down and have a quarter inch scratch going across my screen from it being in my pocket. Who knows.
     
  12. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont put anything in the same pocket as my iPhone lol.
     
  13. woodekm macrumors 65816

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  14. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

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    my screen got scratched from dropping it, after i went protectorless for about a month
     
  15. UWSpindoctor macrumors regular

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    Same here. I also use an incase slider
     
  16. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    +1
     
  17. jarenado macrumors regular

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    im the same way, i wonder how many other people are as paranoid about their phones
     
  18. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    I have an anti-glare screen protector and the incase slider.

    No problems here, except the slider scratching my chrome. :(
     
  19. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    No major scratched but plenty of micro scratched on mine. I keep it in my pocket on its own and somehow it still gets those micro scratches.
     
  20. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I've had a Power Support antiglare and an Incase Slider on my 3G for an entire year. The screen protector never once got in the way of the case in any way or vice versa.
     
  21. USC_Gamecock macrumors member

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    Try some sand paper -- and please post pics afterward ;)
     
  22. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    I just put a Power Support antiglare protector on my 3G S.

    WOW. What an impressive add on for the iPhone.

    The matte finish that eliminates fingerprints, IS AWSOME !!

    Amazing.
     
  23. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    My phone hit the concrete and the glass shattered. Thanks to the screen protector, it continued to work and didn't tear up fingers, face or anything else until I could get it replaced. That's why I purchase them.
     
  24. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    For me, it's less about protection and more about getting a matte screen instead of the glossy screen.
     
  25. daneoni macrumors G4

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    To prevent these
     

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