Will a screen protector be necessary for the iPhone 6?

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

  1. lilvenom macrumors member

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    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

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  3. Kaizen macrumors member

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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