will taking off the factory film make a difference?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 212rikanmofo, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

    Jan 31, 2003
    I am trying to resist the urge from taking off the plastic film off my new iPad until my case comes in. But I am curious as to whether or not it will make a noticeable difference since its a retina-display, will it look much better with the film off?
  2. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2010
    Aberglasslyn, NSW, AU
    Take it off, if you are careful enough, it won't harm your iPad to use it naked for a few days.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Sure, take it off, I'm using mine naked, just clean after use...I don't use screen protectors anyway.
  4. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    It'll look a lot better!
  5. squidkitten macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2012
    I tried to keep mine on for the same reason, but was forced to remove it when I needed access to the dock connector to charge. I was honestly pretty blown away by the display with the factory film on, but taking it off just made it a thousand times better.

    Just be careful with it and you shouldn't have any problems with a naked iPad for a while
  6. tmoerel macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    That film is put there in the factory to protect the device during transportation.

    Once you receive the iPad it is meant to be taken off and thrown away!!!!
  7. wahoo24jc macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2010
    I left mine on for a couple days until my screen protector arrived. There is a very noticeable difference. The screen looks so much better without the factory film.
  8. mad-jamie16 macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    It looks so much better without a screen protector as well. I had to take mine off after a day because it made the screen look so grainy and crap.
  9. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    lol, my ipad is still in the factory plastic. waiting for my powersupport.
  10. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    I feel like we've reached a new level of facepalm.
  11. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    I can't believe you took it out of the box! IMO it's simply too dangerous to actually use the iPad, leave it in the box on the shelf.
  12. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Stop the OCD and get the plastic off your device.

    Hate screen protectors, do not care how good they are they will detract from the quality of view when applied. If you are a klutz and drop your iPad a LOT, guess you need something. I have used an iPad from the first day they were released and never a scratch.
  13. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    You know when you buy a new tv and it comes with one of those thin foam covers, do you leave that on?
  14. wahoo24jc macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2010
    You must've had an anti-glare protector. A good clear one will not make your screen look grainy at all.
  15. taipan61 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    corner starbucks
  16. MacAttacka macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2012
    Considering my iPad 2 got scratched Im not taking any chances this time. Im keeping the plastic on until I have a decent cover. The smart cover is on but most case manufacturers are going to need a few weeks to get their iPad 3 cases ready. My iPad 2 neoprene case is fine for now but i feel the iPad 3 is just a bit more fragile and needs more dedicated protection
  17. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    What make your iPad 3 "more gragile"?

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