Are there any glass protectors that cover the notch?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Sill, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Sill macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    I've looked at all the major brands, and I have yet to see a glass shield that covers the sensor array. Even Otterbox, famous for making great "sealed" cases, are only offering the X case without a screen protector. You have to buy a separate protector, and of course it doesn't cover the notch.

    Why is this? I'd think that with all those gizmos up in the notch, it would be at least as important to protect as the screen itself? Has anyone seen a protector - glass or otherwise - that covers the notch?
  2. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    I would think that it would degrade the function of the cameras and sensors if they're covered by a screen protector. I highly doubt you'll find any that cover the notch.
  3. Shark5150 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2014
    Dallas, Texas
  4. rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2007
    the 3d ones cover notch but have holes for the sensors
  5. Sill, Nov 1, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017

    Sill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    Thats my whole point. I want the big screen but not the FaceID. I plan on throwing a few dots of white-out on the screen protector to cover the FaceID sensors, just like I do with the front cameras on all my iPhones.

    Either I have to resort to putting scotch tape over the cameras now, or else I'll get an 8.
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    What 3d ones? What does 3d mean in this respect?
  6. jhearty99 macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2012
    Long Island, NY
  7. Sill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
  8. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2012
    Some people can have a hard time imagining use-case scenarios outside of their own.

    It’s very interesting to know this about screen protectors for the X, I’d have to have it in hand to know how I feel about it. I don’t know enough about the tech or glass to make any assumptions here.
  9. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    I've only seen this one...
  10. Tgrey macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2013
    I see Icarez and I balson covers notch, I like that and bought one to try
  11. Sill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    Excellent. Post up a review when you get it.
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    Thanks for the links.
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    I appreciate the link. That slit cut in the top - that must be for the speaker?
  12. pbaker103 macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2017
  13. Sill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    Thats the idea. That, plus a dab of white-out to finish the job. Both the FaceID camera and the front facing camera.
  14. Allyance macrumors regular


    Sep 29, 2017
    East Bay, CA
    I can't imagine spending over $1000 for a phone then putting white out on the screen!, give me a break.
  15. Sill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    Exactly. Thats why I want the glass protector with complete coverage.
  16. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2012
    I sure can. I’ve got no desire for faceID but want that screen bad.
  17. rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2007
    Do we know for a fact covering the sensors with glass affects Face ID
  18. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2014
    North Carolina
    I ordered the g-color one off of amazon and it came in yesterday. Covers the notch but has “precise cutouts” for the four cameras/sensors in the notch area.
  19. applebee1558 macrumors newbie


    Nov 28, 2017
    Face ID a key feature on the iPhone X. Why do you want to get rid of the feature. Get an 8 and save money if you do not like Face ID. That will help. If you only are scared of front camera spies then only cover the front facing camera.
  20. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2011
    ICarez says the Face ID still works with their full 3D protector. I’ll find out in a couple days when mine arrives.
  21. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
  22. Sill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2014
    Help what?

    Getting the 8 means not getting the larger, OLED screen or the dual rear camera that the X has.

    I fully plan on covering the front camera- did you read my posts? I put a screen protector on the phone, then a few dots of white-out goes on the protector over the camera. Nothing gets through that. I've done that to every iPhone I've had and it works perfectly.
  23. jsharpe macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2010
  24. Mechinyun macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    +2 beware though - they are HARD to get on right, expect a few lifts and resets to achieve a bubbless installation. It can be done though. I used the white boxed icarez with 3d edges -1 pack.

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