So you just got your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Or, perhaps you’re waiting for it to arrive via the mail. Whatever the case may be, you just got (or are getting) a new device, and you’re thrilled.
Now, the question that all of us have to ponder at some time during the day: What do I do with the plastic screen protector that wraps around my iPhone?
If you’re like most people, the answer to this question is simple: Remove it as fast as humanely possible, and let your hands enjoy the build quality and curves of Jony Ive’s latest creation.
But for me, and no doubt, others, the answer to that question is a tad more complex. Sometimes I find myself removing the plastic, yet at other times, I like to keep it on my device. It is free, after all…
You basically have four options, and here they are:
Au naturel: Do like most, and get rid of that disgusting plastic film, and enjoy your iPhone how it was meant to be enjoyed.
Aluminum lover: Remove the plastic form the front of the screen completely, and leave the plastic protector on the rear of the device, sans the little tab, to keep scratches in the anodized aluminum at bay.
The wrapper: Keep the plastic on the screen to act as a screen protector, and remove the bottom portion that covers the Home button, Touch ID sensor, and ear piece. Keep the plastic on the rear of the device as well, except for the little tab.
The traditionalist: Remove the plastic from the rear of the device, and the portion that covers the Home button, and keep the plastic as a traditional screen protector, removing the portion for the ear piece.
Whatever you choose to do, know that there’s no wrong choice. I’ve personally done all four, and I tend to change my mind with each new iPhone. That being said, it would be wise to consider the pluses and minuses of any of the methods listed above.
So what type of person are you? Are you Au naturel, an aluminum lover, a wrapper, or a traditionalist? Sound off in the comments below.