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No need to fret over whether or not your ‘Made for iPhone’ screen protector will work with the new iPhone 6s because covering its display with a protective film won’t cause issues with 3D Touch.

As confirmed by Apple, screen protectors which follow the company’s guidelines will continue to work with the 3D Touch pressure-sensing feature that the new phones come equipped with.

“Screen overlays that follow our guidelines will continue to work with 3D Touch,” according to an alleged email that Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing honcho, sent to 3D Techtronics, a company that builds screen protectors for mobile devices.

According to the official design guidelines for the development of iPhone cases, screen protectors can be up to 0.3mm thick, must be electrically conductive and not have air gaps between the touchscreen.

In addition, Apple said previously that existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases will work with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices as well, despite their indiscernible increase in thickness.

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As you know, 3D Touch provides shortcuts to various functions in iOS 9.

You can on Home screen icons to bring up an overlay with commonly used options, as well as use 3D Touch within apps to peek into content quickly and pop it open.

Unlike tap-and-holding that takes some time to register, 3D Touch works immediately and doesn’t clash with other tap-based gestures. In a nutshell, 3D Touch is reliant on force sensors embedded into the iPhone’s backlight, which is located inside the display assembly itself.

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When you apply pressure to the iPhone 6s’s screen, these sensors measure microscopic changes in the distance between the cover glass and the backlight.

Data is then fed to software algorithms which take into consideration other factors such as data provided by the touch sensor itself and accelerometer in order to determine to amount of pressure the user exerts on the display.

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3D Touch is exclusive to the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The new phones are scheduled to launch in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States on Friday, September 25.

Source: 3D Techtronics

  • iPhoneWINS

    i hate screen protectors

    • I hate them too but when you’re ready to sell the device and remove the protector and case the phone looks to be in mint condition.

    • Anthony221121

      I love tempered glass screen protectors. It feels and looks exactly the same as without one except your screen is protected 😀
      I do hate the horrible film/plastic/whatever material screen protectors/ They are not smooth at all, look really bad, are hard to apply, and just horrible in general.

      • Tempered glass is the worst. Trust me I’ve repaired phones that had it, the best are the thicker gel type protectors. They actually dampen vibration and absorb impact. I’ve replaced some that had it installed too but at least you wouldn’t have to replace the glass screen protector if it chips or cracks and it looks just as bad as if the phones glass were broken.

      • Anthony221121

        Well I’ve always used tempered glass and never had a problem personally 😛
        Anyways, many companies have a lifetime warranty with free or cheap replacement if you crack/scratch the protector.
        I had an iPhone 5s and I used a tempered glass screen protector. When I switched carriers, I could trade in the phone for some extra cash. I forgot to take off the screen protector when I took it in and the clerk thought the phone was cracked lol. When he took it off the screen was in brand new condition 😀

      • I used too as well on my 5s, and had the Zagg Glass on my 6 and it was the worst, they cracked and chipped like there was no tommorow. It looked good new but had it replaced Zagg HDX and its by far the better choice. Simply put even with the warranty on the glass product its still sucks lol. I also have the Zagg HDX on my Watch and its fine, Lifts around the edges but its because the glass is curved. I bought it used and it had scratches on the face already.. sigh.

      • Anthony221121

        lol i got a zagg glass for my iPhone 6 and its cracked and scratched like crazy lol
        i just don’t wanna pay the crazy shipping fee or go to a mall booth (and still pay)

      • When I say had mine replaced, I mean I requested the replacement HDX and when it was received I was too lazy to return the glass one. They charged me for the replacement of course. Trust me you’ll be better off with the HDX. It has some light scratch remnants but most go away and you don’t have to deal with the chipping and cracking. It feels like the phones glass is broken and thus a waste lol.

      • Anthony221121

        actually i originally went to go get a HDX for my 6 cause it was cheaper. i handed it to the store clerk to have them apply it cause i don’t like air bubbles. lol when he opened it and went to apply it, he was like “is this really the HDX?” and he eventually convinced me to get a glass.

      • lol the glass looks better and is less prone to bubbles but the HDX protects better.

  • Anonymous

    I dont like screen protector and cases. I do use the nodus access case when I’m out and about. But when at home im naked! ;D

  • DevXav

    How about the already-on-the-market iPhone 6/6P screen protectors?

    Are they going to work with iPhone 6S or will i have to buy a specific S-line one?

  • I don’t know which screen protector to get. I don’t want to spend $30 for one.

  • :D

    Will glass protectors work?

  • HamptonWalley

    Are these new ion glasses still collecting hairline scratches?

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  • Jason Baroni

    In Brazil, screen protectors at the Apple Store are up from US$30.

  • Loke1988

    Who still uses a screen protector raise your hand.

    • Anthony221121


    • Without them you get the minute scratches on the glass making it easier to break.

      • I have never used one and I don’t have a scratch on my 4S, 5S or iPad 2 & 3. The glass is amazing on iDevices and won’t scratch with any type of daily use.
        You sir are being pulled into a gimmick product buddy

      • Simply put, you sir are blind. Look at my profile. Every phones screen is prone to scratching and breaking thats out right now. I’ve even repaired Galaxy S6’s with scratched and broken glass. Small minute scratches can and will happen on all of todays devices. Yes they still break with screen protectors in some cases. I can guarantee your 4S and 5S have small scratches if you do not use screen protectors or cases.

      • Anthony221121

        You sure? I’ve never seen anyone (without a screen protector) with a scratch free screen.

      • Loke1988

        I just always keep it in a dedicated pocket of safe area. Screen protectors rarely look completely transparent. Worth the risk IMO. Usually get a new one every 2 years anyway.

      • I use screen protectors because accidents happen. Same as wearing a seatbelt in the car, just because you can drive doesn’t mean someone can’t crash into you. The protectors for me are just there for some scratch resistance and resale value.

  • Jamessmooth

    Glad this was addressed because I never thought about screen protector compatibIlity. I have a screen protector on my iPad and iPhone and always have.

  • It literally disgusts me when I see anyone with a screen protector on an iDevice. My stupid mom falls into that category and just ruined her beautiful iPad Air 2 screen with that worthless, pixelating “protector”.

    • Anthony221121

      Why exactly?

  • GMUSIK805 .

    mfi screen protectorwhats next mfi headphones

  • Penny Crumble

    I wouldn’t risk not having a screen protector for my phone! Well at least if you drop your phone, you just need to replace the screen protector. But don’t try Zagg, they have bad reviews. I just bought a tempered glass one from Jedi Shield for my iPhone 6s and the 3D touch works perfectly!