I used to think I didn’t need a screen protector for my iPhones. That’s no longer the case.
Just a couple of weeks ago my iPhone 6 Plus slid out of my pocket when I sat down on my front porch. It went from my pocket to the concrete and bounced off the concrete down into the river rock surrounding my house.
You know that feeling when something bad happens — like something disastrous? It’s a bad feeling, but one I’m pretty certain I could have avoided altogether in the incident I just described had my iPhone been wearing a screen protector.
I could have saved myself a bunch of money too. Since it was past a year since I bought my iPhone and because I didn’t purchase Apple Care for it, I had to pay to fix it out of pocket. And it cost me $130! That’s because when you take an iPhone with a cracked screen into an Apple Store to get it fixed they don’t just replace the glass. They replace the actual screen underneath the glass and even the Touch ID sensor. It’s serious business.
And look: I get it. Screen protectors sound kind of dorky, right? Well they aren’t pocket protectors for one thing and for another they aren’t even noticeable (good ones, that is). Basically, there’s really no excuse ...