Apple Stores Japan iPhone screen protector installation service MacOtakara image 001

As first noted by MacOtakara, employees of Apple Stores in Japan have now received specialized Belkin tools to install screen protectors on iPhones in-store, though it’s unclear if this iPhone screen protector installation service might soon expand to other Apple Stores around the world.

Using Belkin’s TrueClear Pro device, store employees are able to apply a screen protector in a straightforward and easy manner. Prices range from 2,180 yen to 4,280 yen, depending on material and device size, which works out to about $19 to $37.

According to Belkin’s FAQ document for the TrueClear Pro, a screen protector cannot be installed on a cracked or damaged iPhone screen. Should a customer dislike the screen protector application, a store employee will offer to reapply it at no additional charge.

Currently, all iPhone models from the iPhone 4 onward are supported by the TrueClear Pro, with the exception of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

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For what it’s worth, Apple did confirm that company-approved screen overlays work with the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Source: MacOtakara (Google Translate)

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    I’ve given up on using the standard screen protector, now it’s tempered glass


      I love tempered glass!

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        …and tempered glass loves you too!

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Likewise, tempered glass screen protectors are great. I have one installed on my 6S Plus, took less than 30secs and the result…flawless!

  • Were they not doing this for free already?

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      No, even buying a screen protector at other retail stores, they charge you extra for the installation. Gotta pay for that time and labor.

      • They’ve done it for me countless time after a purchase.

      • Blip dude

        Lucky you then. The one time I asked them for a favor and they looked at me like I just asked them to solve a Square root.

    • Jonathan

      free ? lmfao nothing is free

  • leart

    sometime is better to pay for something you need to learn.. now I’m able ti install a perfect screen protector without any dirt or bubble but i wasted tons of screen protectors to learn that 🙂

  • Jake Platt

    That device looks pretty sweet

  • iNeedANameHere

    It says “Excluding the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus” but in the video the back of the gadget says “6 Plus/6S Plus”

  • Jerry

    Really? All these steps to install a screen protector? I would of done it half the time using the hinge method