The iPhone XR and XS screens scratch way too easily, so you need these $2 screen protectors

Maren Estrada

Apple didn’t announce anything official with regard to the oleophobic coating on its latest iPhone models, the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. But there’s no question whatsoever that the company made some big changes to the oil-resistant layer on top of its newest iPhone displays. As a result, there are two big changes that everyone notices. First, the new iPhones resist oil much better than earlier models, and the oleophobic coating lasts much longer before wearing off. Second, it is ridiculously easy to scratch. You can be the safest person in the world and you’re still going to get find scratches all over your iPhone screen — that is, unless you pick up a high-quality screen protector like the TETHYS Glass Screen Protector. You can snag a 3-pack right now on Amazon for as little as $5.59 (that’s $1.86 per screen protector!), so definitely grab a pack while they’re discounted.

Here’s some additional info from the product page:

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  • Tethys’ Tempered glass screen protector provides edge-to-edge protection for your Device against scratches, bumps and minor drops. Enjoy your phone’s clear display with no worries!
  • Ultra clear – transparent screen protection; it’s like you have nothing there! The screen protector is made with 9H screen hardness, offering maximum coverage for your screen including the front sensor. (Note: fits with most cases except cases with hefty raised edges such as battery cases.)
  • Easy Installation – it’s super easy to install! Comes with an installation guidance frame to assist with the application process.
  • Touchscreen accessible – receive full access to all buttons, 3D touch, touch ID, facial recognition and other functions on your phone. Box content includes 3X glass screen protector, guidance frame, wet/dry wipes, user guide, dust Removal/guide stickers.
  • Warranty – Tethys is proud to provide a lifetime warranty for the protection of your phone screen.

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