I did remove the original protective film but theres another as I say cut exactly to the glass face.I can lift it as a peel with an exacto blade and probably remove it but why...if it acts as a source of protection without being obtrusive why not leave it ? Aint the faces glass ? This is a plastic.Just wondering if it was meant to be removed...Brand new out of the box it does have a plastic film, with a tab on the bottom of it to make it easy to peel off.
Did you open yours brand new from the packaging, or did you buy it unlocked? If you bought it unlocked, the person you bought it from might have cut the tab off.
If you see bubbling, it's obviously the plastic wrap and you should remove it.
you guys are talking about the same film.
I did the same. The film that had the tab on it--- I left it on and what I did was just cut off the tab with an exacto knife. Soon, it started peeling at the bottom so I cut it right around the edge of the screen. It looked pretty stupid so I just peeled it all off.
Now, I have a nekked iPhone with a few dings here and there ... but I just ordered a Contour Showcase before anything really bad happens