Apple Store Bans Screen Protectors

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  1. canesfan

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    Apple has reportedly banned the sale of film-based screen protectors from its online and retail stores.

    "Several vendors—who wish to remain anonymous to avoid conflict with Apple—have told Macworld that Apple will no longer sell such products, or any other products that adhere to Apple devices, in either the online Apple Store or Apple retail stores."

    Sources say that the difficulty of applying such films and coverings without blemishes or air bubbles has resulted in a much higher return rate than any other products. Its also possible that Apple doesn't want to give the impression that added screen protection is necessary. Newer mobile devices from the company come with an oleophobic coating.

    Apparently, this policy also includes anti-glare films for laptops, protection and cushions for laptop palm areas, and any iPhone or iPod cases that include screen protection.

    Via Iclarified
    Discuss?
  2. narwal13

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    thread about this already exists.
  3. Chamilism

    Chamilism New Member

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    I don't know what's wrong with people then. My 8 year old brother can put on a screen protector with very little or no air bubbles. You don't install a screen protector like a sticker, you should use a squeegee, or credit card.
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    oops, should i ask to delete?
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    m0in Well-Known Member

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    I have had some problems with them
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    I just use my fingers to push out the air bubbles most of the time. I don't like scratching up my screen protector with a card or squeegee.
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    so have i, i personally dont like the feel of them so i dont use them.
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    There's usually a 2 part step for the screen protector. The one that you peel off last is the one where you can scratch.
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    but at the same time i dont think that even with all of the trouble that some people are having with them they should still be in stores, right? i mean doesnt apple make a share of the money from the products sold in the stores?
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    I don't see the problem, with screen protectors. You won't get air bubbles, if you apply them properly

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