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Buy iPhone 4G Screen Protectors Online

Updated on July 8, 2010

The iPhone 4G is the latest phone in the iPhone range.  It is a natural evolution to the iPhone range and has a number of additional features.  However, the iPhone 4G is still controlled using a large touch screen and so it is imperative that this is protected from scratches, grazes and abrasions.  This article provides an overview of what screen protectors are and why they are important, as well as reviewing some of the screen protectors available for the iPhone 4G. 

There are a large number of ways in which the iPhone 4G screen can be protected.  These include cases, pouches and screen protectors.  They all have advantages and disadvantages.  iPhone 4G cases and pouches involve completely surrounding the entire iPhone to provide the protection.  However, when using the iPhone 4G the iPhone 4G will be removed at least partly from the case or pouch, exposing the screen to potential damage.  However using a screen protector to protect the screen of the iPhone 4G prevents this problem because of the unique way in which it works.

A screen protector is a thin film which is fixed to the screen of a cell phone, in this case the iPhone 4G.  The idea is that the screen protector protects the screen by preventing scratches and abrasions reaching the screen in one of two ways.

The first way an iPhone screen protector works is as such. The screen protector acts just as a 'sacrificial lamb' - in other words the screen protector gets scratched or damaged instead of the screen underneath. When the screen protector gets damaged so much that it inhibits the normal use of the iPhone 4G the screen protector is merely peeled off and another one is put in it's place. Such screen protectors are often the cheapest available, but by using these there is the need to potentially repetitively reapply new screen protectors to the iPhone. There is also the risk that for serious scratches, abrasions etc the screen protector can be penetrated and the screen becomes damaged.  

The second way in which screen protectors work has a more expensive up front cost, but it can be much cheaper and easier in the long run. The screen protector which is placed over the iPhone screen is made from a special material which is extremely tough and resistant to scratches etc and in some cases these screen protectors can't be cut even with the strongest of knives. As such once these are on the screen of the iPhone 4G they will provide protection from scratches etc for a very long time. In fact some companies even guarantee that their screen protector will last for the life of the iPhone 4G and that if it doesn't they will provide a free replacement.

In addition to these two ways outlines above there are screen protectors which are in the middle of the two ways, as well as ones which have extra properties such as reducing glare etc.

As such there is a decision which needs to be made when purchasing your new iPhone 4G as to which form of screen protector you go for and I hope this article goes some way to assisting you in the decision making process.

Shown to the right are two screen protectors for the iPhone.  These are both Zagg screen protectors and are for all intents and purposes the same design.  Zagg Invisibleshield screen protectors are very famous with many positive reviews and considered by many to be the toughest screen protectors available, including for the iPhone.  They are made out of some super strong material which protects the iPhone 4G screen from scratches.  These two shown here also have a bonus - they are full body protectors which means in addition to protecting the screen they also protect the glass back of the iPhone 4.  These iPhone 4 screen protectors may seem to have a high price, but considering the phone retails for well in excess of $700 in some countries (although in the US they are subsidized on AT&T so cost less), a higher price might be worth paying to ensure the iPhone 4 is fully protected. 

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    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      7 years ago from Bristol

      htodd you are welcome!

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      htodd 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the post

    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      7 years ago from Bristol

      DodongS that does sound like the ideal iPhone 4 screen protector, where can one be found?

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      dodongS 

      7 years ago

      The ideal iPhone 4 Screen Protector should wrapped around the device in order to give total protection from scratches. It should fit in well into the curves and contours of the gadget and it must be transparent enough so that it's hard to tell its presence.

    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      8 years ago from Bristol

      Mih36 - hopefully this is good information for you!

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      Mih36 

      8 years ago from New York

      This is perfect since I just purchased a iphone 4 and was looking for some info on screen protectors. thanks =)

    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      8 years ago from Bristol

      Thanks for that correction So. Florida! That is what happens when you use voice recognition software instead of typing!

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      So. Florida 

      8 years ago

      It is "for all intents and purposes" not intensive purposes!!

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      justom 

      8 years ago from 41042

      I don't find iphones to be a very green product, do you?

    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      8 years ago from Bristol

      Thanks for taking the time to comment katiem2. I am glad you found the link to be of some use!

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      What a great topic! You just keep coming up with such great and informative stuff. Peace :)

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