Will a screen protector be necessary for the iPhone 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lilvenom, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. lilvenom macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Is the glass on the new iPhone 6 going to be any stronger or more scratch resistant than the iPhone 5? Is it still necessary to buy a screen protector or are we at the point yet where they're not needed anymore?
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  3. Kaizen macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2006
    It's not sapphire, if that's what you're asking
  4. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    You don't need one unless you are super clumsy and hard on your devices. I've never ever had a scratch. iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Air etc...
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I think the only time I ever scratched an iPhone display was my original iPhone while trying to, get this, put on a screen protector. I tried to get a little speck of dust off the display before putting the protector down and put a tiny knick near where the time is displayed. I think my nephews put a couple of small scratches on an iPad 2, but otherwise my iDevice displays have survived everything. I've had nightmares about cracking them, but haven't.
  6. lilvenom thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    I'm not concerned about cracking - screen protectors don't do anytthing for that. It's more just the tiny little scratches that past iPhones have accumulated through being in my pocket, etc
  7. bisnicks macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    If you live in an area with a lot of sand, possibly because it could get in your pocket and scratch the screen or if you are prone to dropping it a lot. I've never used screen protectors and had minimal to no scratches. I'd much prefer touching the screen than some plastic protector.
  8. orange42 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    I've always used a screen protector on my iPhones. I can hardly tell they're on so they don't bother me and it just gives a peace of mind that little scratches won't happen.

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