1. MrAdamsD's Avatar
    I'm sorry if this is a repeat question, but if I'm planning on using a glass screen protector will 3D touch work properly? That might be a dumb question, I just was wondering because I prefer glass over any other type of screen protector.
    09-12-2015 03:08 PM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I would hold off on getting any screen shields for the new phones until we actually have them. I am sure the major glass screen shield manufactures will test them on launch day to make sure their products work.
    09-12-2015 03:11 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    No official word yet, but I'm guessing since the 3D Touch function has more to do with the underlying pressure sensors than the actual glass panel itself, the protectors will work just fine with the new devices.
    blwatson likes this.
    09-12-2015 03:24 PM
  4. travislicious's Avatar
    I actually have been wondering about this as well. We will have to wait and see!
    09-12-2015 03:37 PM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    I ordered mine today, Spigen has them on Amazon.com for $7.99 each which is really cheap for them.
    09-12-2015 06:18 PM
  6. blueshapti's Avatar
    I'm waiting since Apple worked with Corning to make a special locally flexible glass screen adding another piece of regular glass on top just might degrade the sensitivity. If you view Apple's own video on how it works, you will note the glass deflecting under the finger pressure, microscopically reducing the distance to the sensor in that location.

    Will another thickness of glass require more pressure? Will it spread out the deflection such that the location might be compromised? Perhaps Apple took this into account? But than why develope a special glass?

    I'm gonna wait a bit and see?
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-12-2015 11:22 PM
  7. xderiwx's Avatar
    I ordered mine today, Spigen has them on Amazon.com for $7.99 each which is really cheap for them.
    Just seen this as well. Hopefully it really does work. Spigen along with some other companies already have the "6s" listed as their product name.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    09-13-2015 07:21 AM
  8. j_benj's Avatar
    I can't answer for the phone yet but Force Touch on my Apple Watch works fine with a glass screen protector applied.
    09-13-2015 07:33 AM
  9. Sakroz's Avatar
    We don't know yet if the glass screen protectors would hinder 3D Touch in anyway but I've ordered one along with the case anyway.
    09-13-2015 08:16 PM
  10. BIGEXXPOPN's Avatar
    Great question that i also had myself but that no one will be able to answer yet until release day. What im guessing tho is that, like the guy up here said it works well on force touch with the apple watch, then i dont see why it wouldn't on 3D touch. I think Im gonna order one anyway and apply it after a few days of using the phone without it then see if i notice a difference after i apply it.
    09-14-2015 05:24 PM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm waiting since Apple worked with Corning to make a special locally flexible glass screen adding another piece of regular glass on top just might degrade the sensitivity. If you view Apple's own video on how it works, you will note the glass deflecting under the finger pressure, microscopically reducing the distance to the sensor in that location.

    Will another thickness of glass require more pressure? Will it spread out the deflection such that the location might be compromised? Perhaps Apple took this into account? But than why develope a special glass?

    I'm gonna wait a bit and see?
    I also noticed this action during the Apple Keynote, and I've decided to wait on purchasing a glass protector as well.
    09-14-2015 05:30 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Who would have just unbiased knowledge of this? I hope some YouTube person does a test on this rather than the bend test.
    09-14-2015 05:34 PM
  13. OTACORB's Avatar
    I also noticed this action during the Apple Keynote, and I've decided to wait on purchasing a glass protector as well.
    You know there will be some fool try to bend the new iPhone and there will be another one that will try to blend it! LOL
    09-14-2015 09:54 PM
  14. Young_Reazy's Avatar
    I read somewhere that a tempered glass company guarantees their protector will work with apples new iPhone I just hope they're right!
    09-15-2015 02:48 AM
  15. matt3166's Avatar
    I bought a cheap one off Amazon, under $10, so if it doesn't work I won't feel as bad taking it off unlike if I paid $40+ for a zagg one
    09-15-2015 12:23 PM
  16. John Yester's Avatar
    They will work fine.
    09-17-2015 08:57 AM
  17. blueshapti's Avatar
    According to the Apple design spec document and Phil Schiller, any screen protector that is 0.3 mm and under in thickness and makes full contact with the phone's screen (no air gaps) will work with 3DTouch.
    09-17-2015 05:11 PM
  18. MrAdamsD's Avatar
    Good to hear
    09-17-2015 05:59 PM
  19. HankAZ's Avatar
    I ordered mine today, Spigen has them on Amazon.com for $7.99 each which is really cheap for them.
    Not sure if the code is still good... but 9to5Toys had a coupon code for the Spigen glass protectors for $2 each.

    Spigen iPhone 6s/Plus cases and accessories 75% off, deals start at just $2 shipped | 9to5Toys
    09-18-2015 12:37 AM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    09-19-2015 03:40 AM
  21. xderiwx's Avatar

    I wonder how much of a difference something like 0.4mm compared to 0.3mm will make? A lot of the tempered glass protectors seem to be at 0.4mm. I ordered a TechArmor which they say is 0.33mm.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    09-19-2015 05:52 AM
  22. blwatson's Avatar
    I feel like no one is asking the real question...How important are screen protectors anyway? I haven't used one on my 5s for the last 2 years. Am I missing something?
    zerog46 and SmartFah like this.
    09-20-2015 07:21 PM
  23. zerog46's Avatar
    Haven't used one for about 6 months now.


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    09-20-2015 07:24 PM
  24. MrAdamsD's Avatar
    I feel like no one is asking the real question...How important are screen protectors anyway? I haven't used one on my 5s for the last 2 years. Am I missing something?
    I would love to not use a screen protector but it's almost impossible to not scratch the screen. Some people don't mind having little minor scratches. I just like having that extra protection.
    09-21-2015 10:55 AM
  25. Closingracer's Avatar
    I would hold off on getting any screen shields for the new phones until we actually have them. I am sure the major glass screen shield manufactures will test them on launch day to make sure their products work.


    It shouldn't have any issues.... Android had this feature for a while and never had an issue with a similar feature on it with a glass protector. I just detects how long you press vs anything special like heat placement or etc


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    09-21-2015 02:05 PM
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