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Apple To Remove Screen Protectors From Apple Stores

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Around these parts, we consider a screen protector the most integral accessory for the iPhone. Screen protectors are a great way to prevent the iPhone display from getting scratched when storing the iPhone in a pocket, bag, or anywhere else.

Well starting in May 2010, if you are planning on buying a screen protector or any other type of screen film for your iPhone/iPod/iPad/Mac, the one place that you won’t be able to buy is at an Apple Store.

According to reports, Apple is to ban screen protectors and any other type of screen film from its retail stores and online store beginning May 2010. The change will affect both individually packaged screen protectors and screen protectors that come packaged with cases. At this point you’re probably wondering why is Apple doing this? The answer is only speculation at this time.

One case vendor is speculating that Apple’s actions are the result of a marketing attempt to suggest screen durability for their devices. While this is noble (maybe the new iPhone will have some kind of scratch-proof display), glass and plastic displays have been getting scratched for quite some time.

With Apple Stores dropping screen protector support, we can still purchase screen protectors outside of an Apple Store at the thousands of other available retailers. The only concern is that will case vendors make two separate versions of the same product; one for Apple Stores and one for everyone else?

[iLounge]

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  • Amanda/@Manduhh

    It's just a way for them to make more money… you scratch your screen, you buy a new screen and/or pay for Apple to fix it.
    iPhone Warranty:
    “This warranty does not apply…. (g)to cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, dents and broken plastic on ports”

    Simple Logic really.
    Don't supply/sell screen protectors = more chances of cosmetic damage occurring = more people buying new phones, replaces their screens, paying for repair = $$$$$

  • Amanda/@Manduhh

    oops meant to sign in when i posted that^

  • Manduh

    OMG, it's one of THOSE DAYS!!
    3rd attempt

  • stephen85

    Honestly its Apple's loss. Regardless if they sell or not, people will buy a screen protector. It was just a convenience to buy through Apple. Now Apple won't be making the extra profit for selling screen protectors.

  • Half_Pint

    Maybe it's the precursor to a whole new class of displays featuring gestures that films interfere with.

  • Screen protectors are a waste of money. How hard is it to keep or keys in a separate pocket?

  • Hollz

    Speaking as a Rogers iphone tech support agent, Screen protectors can cause more issues then there worth, they block sensors all the time (meaning when you make a call the screen does not come back up when you take it away from your ear) I can't count how many times I've had that call, but it's atleast three times a week. Also, cases can cause some serious battery issues, particularly if you leave it on the phone while charging.

  • While you make valid points, many screen protectors are clear and I
    very much doubt sensor blockages on a clear film.

  • Half_Pint

    How the hell does a screen protector film affect the battery?

  • Hollz

    Speaking as a Rogers iphone tech support agent, Screen protectors can cause more issues then there worth, they block sensors all the time (meaning when you make a call the screen does not come back up when you take it away from your ear) I can't count how many times I've had that call, but it's atleast three times a week. Also, cases can cause some serious battery issues, particularly if you leave it on the phone while charging.

  • Ex

    While you make valid points, many screen protectors are clear and I
    very much doubt sensor blockages on a clear film.

  • Half_Pint

    How the hell does a screen protector film affect the battery?

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