We have gotten used to apply a screen protector on our new smartphone. But the new iPhone 6 comes with ion-strengthened Gorilla Glass, which is to say that it’s scratch-resistant and less prone to shatter if you accidentally drop your iPhone 6 than regular glass. So a question you should ask yourself is whether or not you actually need one. Here are a few reasons.
1. The iPhone 6 Is Already Scratch-Resistant
As already mentioned, the iPhone 6 comes with Gorilla Glass, meaning that the screen is already toughened up and ready to take whatever scratches that come its way.
Of course, it won’t stand up to anything, as a knife to the display would easily kill it, but most common household items like keys wouldn’t do much damage initially. In most cases, you’ll be just fine without a screen protector, especially if you’re always careful about how you handle your iPhone 6 in the first place.
2. Not All Screen Protectors Can Save the Day
There are different kinds of protectors in the market. There are rugged screen protectors which are made out of an incredible material that’s insanely scratch proof, but they are overkill most of the time and are fairly expensive.
However, most of them are usually made out of a thin and flexible plastic sheet that sticks onto your device’s screen using some kind of adhesive or just static electricity. These cheap plastic screen protectors will do absolutely nothing when it comes to accidental drops. They’ll offer a little bit of added scratch protection, but not much else.
3. Screen Protectors Decrease Responsiveness
This could be quite subjective, but I believe that a lot of screen protectors can negatively impact the clarity of the iPhone 6 display, as well as reduce touch responsiveness while using the device. After all, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of smooth glass on your fingertips when it comes to a high-quality touch screen.