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I just got a pretty awesome case today for my iPhone 4, but I did not pick up a screen protector for the front. Should I go and pick one up sometime soon, and if i should, what brand/kind, or should I just not worry about getting a screen protector?

asked Jul 05 '10 at 19:19

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No, it downgrades the clarity of the retina display. There's really no need as it has an oleo phobic coating to keep from fingerprints. Currently my mom uses her iPhone and iPad without a screen protector, and I use my iPad without a screen protector, and all of those things I mentioned have an oleo phobic coating on them. And I actually thought it was pretty easy to scratch the coating, but really, it's pretty hard unless you intentionally take something sharp and try to scratch it.

answered Jul 05 '10 at 19:31

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Do you really think the iPhone 4 screen is resistant enough to leave it naked? In case you drop your device, wouldn't you wish it was protected? I'm also about to have one, and I'm looking for cases and protectors.

(Aug 04 '10 at 12:39) BrunoMCP BrunoMCP's gravatar image

Yes! Get one for both sides! And as for recommendations I don't know any.

answered Jul 05 '10 at 19:22

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I'm not a fan of screen protectors on any device. The last time I used a screen protector, it was the late 1990s and I was using a Casio Cassiopeia PDA that used a stylus. The screen protectors always started out great, if you took extreme care when applying them (otherwise, they'd looked horrible from the start) but over time I found they dulled and thereby obscured or diminished the screen. I can't imagine a screen protector that wouldn't diminish the beautiful fidelity of the iPhone 4's "retina display."

For my money, a good case is a must but a screen protector is little more than a hassle. Your mileage may vary.

answered Jul 05 '10 at 19:28

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No screen protector do NOT work. The iphone screen will rarely to never get a scratch unless you used scissors to scratch it.

answered Aug 04 '10 at 14:00

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Matthew B

edited Aug 04 '10 at 14:26

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or key's in a pocket

(Aug 04 '10 at 15:31) Tech300 Tech300's gravatar image

I think you should get a screen protector.. get the antiglare one that also doesn't show finger prints like the others.. you also dont have to wipe it as much as you would normally.. then just put a regular one for the back.. it will get scratch.. I have one on my 3gs and I love it..

answered Aug 04 '10 at 16:26

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no, my iphone has lasted since the day the white iphone 4 came out. as long as the case covers the screen with a lip, you should be fine.

answered Jul 11 '12 at 17:50

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MediaDevil screen protectors are the best screen protectors I have used, and I have tried them pretty much all of them.


So much so I have contacted the owner of the company to ask if I can become an official distributor of MD products here in Denmark... That is how confident I am about them! I want to put my money where my mouth is :)

answered Jul 11 '12 at 18:00

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Lee Wood

edited Jul 11 '12 at 18:01

YES! It can be the difference between £5 and £100's of pounds for a new screen.

Callum Lord

answered Jul 13 '12 at 17:20

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Callum Lord

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