March 17, 2010
In a new retail policy shift, Apple has apparently decided to no longer resale film-based iPhone, iPad or Macbook screen protectors. If aren't aware, film-based iPhone screen protectors are these transparent plastic stickers that you can apply on your screen (usually with the help of your credit card) to "avoid scratches and preserve your screen". Well, starting this May, according to iLounge, all cases containing such a protection as well as individual models of all kinds will no longer be sold in Apple's physical and online stores. Apparently, this follows a recent decision to no longer help customers apply these in-store. Too tricky to apply, Apple's reps ended up having to offer an extra unit every time they messed up. Furthermore, the move is also believed to emphasize Apple's screens own durability. I know these are pretty popular and some of you will be ranting, but let's face it, they were really terrible anyway. Not only do I simply hate stickers, but the idea of gluing something to my iPhone's dear screen is just absurd.