The future is now: Apple Japan has the screen protector applicator widget that you need

The future is now: Apple Japan has the screen protector applicator widget that you need
If you've ever managed to muster the presence of mind required for a bubble-free screen protector application, and then had the ill-conceived notion that this is information worth sharing with others, you're likely already one of us. Us being the unanimously chosen ones that all your friends and family members now consider the be-all, end-all of screen protector application sorcery—and everything else in between. As if just because we know about smartphones, we'd have a practiced hand with screen protectors.

Anyways, the folks across the Pacific at Japan's Apple Stores have gotten approval for a hot new commodity: a Belkin TrueClear Pro. The gadget is marketed as being the perfect tool for the perfect application of a screen protector, and according to Belkin's respective FAQ section, supports iPhone 4 and up, and Galaxy S4 and S5. Obviously, within Japan's Apple Stores, these are meant for use with the iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus.

According to Mac Otakara, the service costs anywhere between the dollar equivalent of $19 and $37. Given the price, we're guessing that the actual protectors—again by Belkin—are included. Whether this service will be made available in other countries where Apple operates retail location is unclear, but highly advisable!

source: Mac Otakara (translated) via AppleInsider



1. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

Since when is applying a screen protector considered from the "future"?

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Since apple invented it in the iWorld...

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah when apple do it strangely all media go wow but this is nothing special we been using a similar product for 2 year at the store i work and its work on all devices.

5. markdj

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Which one is that? Sounds very cool

10. maurojosed

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

well said @mrelectrifyer

6. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

should be the other way around. Makers start to make the darn screens strong enough to avoid stretches and help with cracks

14. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Get a Droid Turbo 2. Problem solved.

9. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This article is CLICK BAIT

13. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Thanks Sherlock...

11. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Thickly veiled sarcasm. Or a failure at. :(

15. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Hahahah nice defence muscleman

3. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

So, does it cover the rounded edges of the iPhone? Or it applies the protector on the whole body including the sides?

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

Glass screen protectors are super easy to apply and leave no bubbles. Plastic screen protectors are trash anyway. They get smudged, scratched and don't have the feel of a real glass. Moreover, they don't offer any protection from drops.

8. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

From today, I'm using AdBlocker in PA's website. I'm already fed up with tooo much ads and now they add these nonsense too!

17. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Only just starting today?

18. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Blocking ads hurts us, bad. Plz 2 reconsider? :(

12. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Installing a screen protector properly isn't terribly difficult. I install them in my bathroom, after I've run the shower for a few minutes. Gets all the dust out of the air, and slowly apply the screen protector. Glass protectors are easier to install, as they just seat themselves.

16. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Body Guard does this already.

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