Interestingly, some sources are stating that the ban could be to ensure that screen protection isn't necessary. This comes as the iPad (which has a giant exposed screen) is gearing up for shipment.
I've experimented with urethane film before to keep my iPhone screen protected and no matter how hard I try (special tools, etc) I always seem to get bubbles between my phone and the plastic — talk about frustrating! After coming across the Invisible Shield booth at Macworld, I've decided to give it another shot. As you'll hear in the video below, this film was originally used to protect the edges of military helicopter blades, making it virtually scratch proof. Bubbles aside, you can't help but think this material would do an iPod or cell phone good. And best of all, if your Invisible Shield ever becomes scratched or otherwise damaged while protecting your device, they will replace it for free. Would you ever use something like this to protect your devices?
I used to think putting a screen protector on your phone was as dorky as the hard plastic covers my great-grandma kept on her "fancy living" room's furniture. However, the ever-increasing cost of smartphones (specifically iPhones!) and the fact that most of us keep our cell phones for a year or three, makes the idea of protecting our screens pretty favorable.
I finally gave in and put an iQuase Film, $19.99 for two, on my iPhone to protect it from smudge marks and scratches. The great thing about the film is that it's a lot like the film that came with the iPhone - it doesn't require a water or soap solution and is easy enough to put on. I have to admit I did a sloppy job on my first try, but TeamSugar saw me struggling and suggested I try using a credit card to gently smooth out the bubbles. It worked like a charm. What about your other devices? You can pick up screen protectors for your other phone models, portable gaming devices and even your digital camera screen from stores like Best Buy, Frey's or even the electronic aisle of your local drug store.