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A new retail service by Apple, which offers to apply screen protectors on customers’ iPhones using dedicated in-store machines, is now available at Apple Stores in the United States and around the world, MacRumors reported.

Based on Belkin’s ScreenCare+ Application System, the system allows store employees to apply Welkin-Branded screen protectors (either a Belkin TrueClear InvisiGlass Screen Protector or a Belkin TrueClear Anti-Glare Screen Protector) on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices.

Apple rolled out the system a week ago in its retail stores in Japan. As of this morning, the service is available across Apple Stores internationally.

“Expert application of our screen protectors ensures an impeccable result that not only mirrors the look and feel of the native screen, but is so clear, and so precise, its hard to know its there at all,” Belkin writes.

By letting an Apple Store employee use a dedicated machine to apply a screen protector on your device is the best way of ensuring it’s outfitted perfectly.

Their InvisiGlass and Anti-Glare screen protectors are available in two formats, one tailored specifically to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s and a second designed for the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus.

The $34.95 InvisiGlass is made from real flexible glass based on FluidFlex technology to give it the elasticity needed to absorb the shock of impact without breaking, while protecting the glass screen beneath. “Despite this added strength, the characteristics of glass remain to ensure it retains the smooth feel and glide of a naked screen,” as per Belkin.

Belkin InvisiGlass

As for the $17.95 Anti-Glare screen protector, it’s made from a scratch-resistant PET material that enhances visibility by reducing glare from bright sunlight and artificial lighting. “Despite its hardwearing, protective capabilities, it is only 0.18mm thin, which preserves the sensitivity of the touchscreen beneath,” boasts the firm.

According to Belkin’s FAQ document, 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.

RELATED: How well do glass screen protectors work with 3D Touch?

Apple says that company-approved screen overlays work with the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Source: MacRumors

  • Jason Bjerke

    Here’s a thought…Have them installed @ the factory

    • There is no need for a screen protector

      • Jack Wong

        Of course, you can just peel it off if you don’t want it.

        Or there should be 3 versions of iPhone LOL

      • Dude…

        Except for when you are anywhere near sand, unless you don’t mind scratches all over your screen.

      • Antzboogie

        Sorry iPhone screen protectors are a must the screens always get micro scratches no matter what.

    • Vince Reedy

      The answer is because NO

    • the hood

      What’s a ‘Welkin’ branded screen protector? 🙂

    • Jerry

      I totally agree.

  • If only we could buy a similar machine like that to use at home.

    • Vince Reedy

      Belkin may be glad to sell you a $1000 machine to put on one $15 screen protector.

  • iPhoneWINS

    those protectors lower the touch sensitivity

    • 5723alex .

      No, they don’t

    • Blip dude

      No they don’t. But those bulky case with the plastic covering the screen sure does.

    • iPhoneWINS

      for me they do..

  • its all about tempered glass these days, get a move on apple! 😉

  • Rowan09

    $34 for the service and screen protector? I’m sold because I was going to purchase a Zagg protector for more and I would have to do it myself.

    • Dude…

      Zagg sucks. Their screen protectors are like crappy vinyl and feel like shit. They also limit response. Glass is the way to go for an iPhone 6 or newer, preferably with rounded edges.

  • Jaleon

    “Welkin-Branded” Second paragraph deutsche typo? ^^

  • James G

    This is interesting. I’ve heard Genius bar employees tell customers that screen protectors aren’t needed and that Apple advises against using them. Now they’re offering a service to install them for customers? Must be because they see the accessory $$ and decided to jump on it.

    • the hood

      You wouldn’t/couldn’t/shouldn’t trust what comes out of the mouth of an Apple employee except for the price of what an item costs of course.

  • Jerry

    Could of done this in half the time using the hinge method.

    • Dude…


      • Jerry

        how much do you swallow to be the blog auto correcter?

      • Dude…

        I only take facials

      • Jerry

        That’s a good girl.

  • Dude…

    Theres a typo in the second paragraph. You say Welkin Branded.

  • babiloe

    I want Apple use DROID Turbo 2 undestructible touchscreen & LCD. Please