Why no matte iPhone screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by logicstudiouser, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

    logicstudiouser

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    Why do you think Apple has not released an iPhone with a matte/anti-glare screen?
    For those that are outside a lot during the day, it would be a nice alternative. :)
     
  2. juanrp macrumors 6502a

    juanrp

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    I think it's mainly because of cost.
    Glossy screen in all capacities, all colors, GSM/CDMA versions, GSM unlocked + matte screen in all capacities, all colors, GSM/CDMA versions, GSM unlocked = $$$$$$$$$$$

    Maybe, I'm not saying I'm right.

    If that's a problem, there's plenty of matte screen protectors out there.
     
  3. Smith2000 macrumors member

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    Glass

    Glass is glossy, but it's way more scratch resistant and recyclable than the old plastic PowerBook/MacBook screens.

    You can get really nice matte finished films from a company called Power Support or from kiosks in most malls.


     
  4. Enabledobject macrumors 6502

    Enabledobject

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    All proper HD screens are glossy. A matte finish diffuses the sharpness of the image.
     
  5. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    Why not simply get a $2 matte screen protector? I have one on my 5s myself and like it :)
     
  6. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    'cause it messes up the colors
     
  7. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

    BJMRamage

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    The other day we were working outside. under a covered Patio.

    two people had laptops, a MacBookPro and a Windows machine.

    MBP had a glossy screen. part of the screen had a huge glare...but the rest could be easily seen. The Windows laptop had a matte finish. it was barely viewable because of the hazy grey glare. at least with the glossy MBP I could see most and would know right away if it was a glare and could reposition. the Windows at first looked like the screen was breaking and turning grey.

    when it is bright, I just adjust/boost my screen brightness.
     

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