One of the ways manufacturers improve their flagships year after year, is coming up with increasingly more durable screens. So yes, regardless of when you are reading this, there is a good chance that this year’s iPhone has a screen that is more shock and scratch-resistant than last year’s. But unless Apple starts shipping phones with sapphire screens, you’re still going to want an apple screen protector from a site like this one.
That’s because while manufacturers use a lot of tricks to make phone screens stronger, at the end of the day, glass is still glass. This means that sufficient force will break it, and a lot of things can scratch it. Every time you put your phone in your pocket you risk getting a new scratch; all it takes is some loose grains of sand in your pocket to give your screen a new scar.
A protector will take the fall for you. It will scratch and crack before your screen does. And it is much cheaper to replace a busted protector than it is to replace a busted screen.