Many broken iPhones come to the insurer with shattered screens. One of the reasons, says Cooper, is that Apple no longer sells screen protectors. Starting with the iPhone 3GS and now the iPhone 4, Apple says that it has made the iPhone highly scratch resistant.
This year at MacWorld Expo, Worth Ave. Group had attendees smash iPhone screens with a hammer. Screens without a screen protector broke easily.
A screen protector could have spoiled a feline attack, says Cooper. He recalls a recent case that started with an iPhone and a cat sitting peacefully on a table. The iPhone was in silent mode. When the iPhone received a message, it began vibrating. The surprised cat swatted at the iPhone, sending it across the room and shattering the screen.