Belkin (Apple store) screen protectors...

MrMister111

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Has anyone got the Belkin screen protector fitted from Apple store on their iPhone’s?

The wording of them, in UK anyway, isn’t clear. Is basically one a film/plastic/invisibleShield type and the other glass? Film is £20 and glass is £30 fitted.

I’ve used a lot of film type ones, don’t like the glass type, but just wondering if they are any good? Better than Amazon ones etc? I’ve used zagg, invisibleShield and they are good, but can most often never get them perfect with bubbles etc.

Do Apple replace if theirs becomes scratched or peel’s etc?

They (as normal) more expensive but paying for fitting and perfect fit don’t mind paying a little more.

I think the XR are the same as the 11 so people who’ve had them a year any comments please

Thanks
 

starbucks1222

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The ones Apple installs for you? If so, worth every penny. Headed down to my store today to put on the glass for my new pro max. Best $40(in US) I spend every year.

If something happens in the first 14 days Apple will replace for free. After that you have to do warranty through factory, I was told. I’ve never had an issue so not sure how easy the process would be.
 
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MrMister111

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The ones Apple installs for you? If so, worth every penny.
Yes the ones available and fitted in Apple stores



[QUOTE="starbucks1222, post: 27780194, member: 981347"
If something happens in the first 14 days Apple will replace for free. After that you have to do warranty through factory, I was told. I’ve never had an issue so not sure how easy the process would be.[/QUOTE]
That would be interesting.... in UK it’s where you bought the item from I believe that you go back to if there’s a problem. Anyone had issues with them what’s happened? Relaxed at Apple store?
 

Twintrbo

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Does Apple charge extra to install the screen protectors or does that come with purchase of the screen protector?
 

starbucks1222

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Does Apple charge extra to install the screen protectors or does that come with purchase of the screen protector?
It’s included in the $39.95. If you want the privacy glass I believe it’s $44.95. Had mine done today. Biggest headache was having to wait 40 mins at the install table due to so many people there for the same. Another perfect install year.
 

hirsthirst

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I got a glass Belkin fitted at a UK Apple Reseller called Stormfront on a previous iPhone.

When it cracked after several months they swapped it (had sales receipt) no questions asked, but I'm not convinced they're really any better than the glass ESR protectors on Amazon at £8 for a two-pack.
 

MrMister111

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I got a glass Belkin fitted at a UK Apple Reseller called Stormfront on a previous iPhone.

When it cracked after several months they swapped it (had sales receipt) no questions asked, but I'm not convinced they're really any better than the glass ESR protectors on Amazon at £8 for a two-pack.
So a lot seem to be going for the glass which I think is the £30 in Apple. Anyone gone for the £20 one which I think is film? I prefer film ones to the glass that’s all.
 

MrMister111

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So the cheaper one is just Anti glare and is a film and the expensive one is clear and glass
So what does anti-glare mean exactly? Duller than the clear glass?

It’s just I don’t really like the glass type normally always had film types, wet or sticker installs.
 

johnparjr

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So what does anti-glare mean exactly? Duller than the clear glass?

It’s just I don’t really like the glass type normally always had film types, wet or sticker installs.

Overview
Belkin's Anti-Glare Screen Protection delivers maximum protection for your iPhone screen along with maximum visibility. By reducing harsh reflections from both sunlight and artificial lighting, it lets you view your screen comfortably even in bright conditions.
Ultrathin
The thinness of the protector makes it extremely light and also preserves the sensitivity of the touchscreen.
Enhanced protection
The Belkin protector not only prevents visual damage to keep your iPhone looking like new, it also preserves the touchscreen's functionality.
Highlights
Minimizes glare
Engineered to 3H hardness
Anti-scratch coating
Ultrathin to preserve touchscreen sensitivity
Includes EasyAlign sticker for precise application at home
If you would prefer having a protector professionally applied, please visit an Apple Store and purchase a Belkin Anti-Glare Screen Protector with Belkin ScreenCare+ Application Service*
 

MrMister111

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Not sure now then if this is what I want then. I’m not bothered on the anti glare but I’m just after a screen protector to stop scratches really.

If it mentions that it’s stopping glare etc does this mean it’s dulling the screen or other? Is this the same type as Zagg, bestskinever, Zagg etc?

Is the other more expensive one just clear glass and won’t affect screen quality?
 

nudoru

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Has anyone got the Belkin screen protector fitted from Apple store on their iPhone’s?
I had the Apple store install Belkin's tempered glass on my 6, 7 and my wife's phones. But since we've upgraded have just done it myself with a 3 pack from Amazon. The quality is nearly the same and both she and my kids drop their phones and crack them so often it wouldn't be convenient to keep going to the Apple Store - assuming they're replace them for free.

The main advantage for me was the perfect installation. We have pets so the chance of getting pet hair or fuzz under the protectors are home is high. But I've gotten better at it :)

Anti-glare protectors are a plastic film type that have a dull appearance. Look at a typical non-glossy Windows laptop screen for an example. They do have a grainy or sparkly appearance if you look hard at them. I use them on my iPads and it's ok.
 

MrMister111

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I had it installed yesterday, I can never install correctly myself.
Which one? In the same, and don’t mind paying for a professional install, but I don’t like glass type and not sure now on this anti glare affecting the screen
 

pst23

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It doesn’t come with a warranty or professional install but target sells the same screen protector for 11.99
 

wingnut8

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Spigen sells one that has the installer included for like $12 and it comes with 2
 

mobutt

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The glass is what I went with however the anti glare is quite different from other ones, it’s not the scotch tape style ones. I just prefer the glass, but the anti glare is decent if you don’t like the glass for whatever reason.
 

MrMister111

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The glass is what I went with however the anti glare is quite different from other ones, it’s not the scotch tape style ones. I just prefer the glass, but the anti glare is decent if you don’t like the glass for whatever reason.
Does it affect the screen brightness/clarity though - the anti glare one?

I don’t like the glass as when tried it’s too thick and I could see and feel it protrude, whereas plastic/film types didn’t.

Unsure what to do now!?!