iPad Pro Haven't seen much if any discussion on glass screen protectors

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I have NEVER used screen protectors on any of my iPhones but recently got two fine hairline scratches in my 6SP so I put the Belkin Invisiglass on it. What I have discovered is that the oleophobic coating on the 6SP is scratching and not the actual glass. Having said this I might buy a 9.7 pro if I can get over the 2 GB of ram. But....before I buy the 9.7 I want a glass protector in hand. What is working without issues of interfering with the pencil? I'm looking for the thinest least noticeable on the market.

Thx
 
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bigdog5142

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I have NEVER used screen protectors on any of my iPhones but recently got two fine hairline scratches in my 6SP so I put the Belkin Invisiglass on it. What I have discovered is that the coating is scratching and not the actual glass. Having said this I might buy a 9.7 pro if I can get over the 2 GB of ram. But....before I buy the 9.7 I want a glass protector in hand. What is working without issues of interfering with the pencil? I'm looking for the thinest least noticeable on the market.

Thx
The Zagg Glass is on my IPP 9.7 and it works great. Hard to tell its even on. No effect on the Pencil at all.
 

eyeseeyou

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My experience with glass screen protectors on the iPad pro is that it reduces touch sensitivity. Took mine off
 

bigdog5142

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Hi
Is the Zagg not too thick? their iPhone glass protectors are super thick.
I don't thing it's too thick at all. That said, I had a replacement in my drawer for the Air 2 and that is now on my IPP. It has a complete cutout for the home button. The newer models have the "u" cutout, which I hate. There's no cutout for the camera, but it's no necessary with glass. That really makes it feel like there's nothing on it.

Again, there's no loss of touch sensitivity for me with finger or Pencil.
 

ftlum

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I had no problems with mine aside from the pencil feel. It worked ok, but felt too slippery and made tappy noises when the pencil tip touched the surface. I switched to a matte protector, which gave the pencil a great feel, but it came at the cost of a slight reduction in picture quality. There have been some recommendations for a matte protector made by photodon, which apparently doesn't affect picture quality. I'll probably try that next.
 

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There are actually multiple threads on this. The consensus seems to be a glass screen protector seems too smooth for drawing, but doesn't pose a problem for note taking.
 

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It's rather slick when drawing, and even a little with note taking, but I haven't actually tried it without the protector (Anker glass). In Procreate, I cannot make a completely straight line appear, even when using a straight edge to make it. The lines all have a wobble in them. At the moment, I don't feel like this is particularly problematic for me, and I really really don't want scratches; however, if I were doing much cartoon or pen & ink type of work, I suspect I would be pretty annoyed by it.
 

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I'd love to forgo a screen protector but apparently Apple started doing something very different with the iPhone 6/6S and iPad Pro displays that makes theme EXTREMELY prone to light hairline scratches. I am VERY careful with all my Mac/i devices and since iPhone 1 never scratched a screen until iPhone 6SP, luckily my Apple store knows me very well and swapped it out for me, I have installed a Zagg on the replacement 6SP. Now onto my new 9.7 Pro, I do not want to scratch it and dragging a pencil across the screen tells me a scratch is inevitable. I know some here have said they don't use a screen protector and they don't have a single scratch....I say give it time, you will.

After watching the above video regarding wobbly lines using screen protectors, I'm thinking the absolute thinnest glass available for the Pro might minimize or eliminate the wobbly line issue....Now the BIG question, who makes the nicest thinnest glass protector for the Pro's ??
 

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What are the recommended glass screen protectors for ipad pro 12.9" ?
One person here in this thread has a Zagg and likes it. However after watching the video about wobbly lines due to using screen protectors it appears to me there are issues with the tip of the pencil needing to be in direct or very close contact to the actual display and not a screen protector
 

mickeydean

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One person here in this thread has a Zagg and likes it. However after watching the video about wobbly lines due to using screen protectors it appears to me there are issues with the tip of the pencil needing to be in direct or very close contact to the actual display and not a screen protector
How many have regretted not using a screen protector? The 12.9" is a lot of screen to scratch but losing pencil accuracy seems like a decent sacrifice... Got the option of $20 glass off ebay or $40-60 alternatives from the Apple store. Zagg does not really sell in Aus, would have to ship from the U.S so it'd be pricy I am guessing.
 

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I bought the Zagg HD Glass protector, I will install it later today and let you all know if it works ok. Between my 256GB IPP, Smart Cover, Smart Case, Pencil and Zagg this thing cost me more than my Macbook Air with i7 and 8GB RAM
 

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UPDATE:

So Kudos to Bigdog5142 as he is very correct, no issues with Apple Pencil drawing or writing in Notes, Procreate or other apps. Lines are straight, no wobble. No lag. I have the 9.7 iPad Pro.

I installed the Zagg Invisible Shield Glass HD for iPad Air & Air 2. I don't believe Zagg has released an iPad Pro 9.7 protector yet, they do have the 12.9 available though.
 

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One person here in this thread has a Zagg and likes it. However after watching the video about wobbly lines due to using screen protectors it appears to me there are issues with the tip of the pencil needing to be in direct or very close contact to the actual display and not a screen protector

I've had a variety of screen protectors on mine. Several glass ones and several film ones from various manufacturers. Not a single one has caused any issues whatsoever.

Personally I do prefer the matte films, which I thought I'd never say because they do make the image ever so slightly softer. But it's the tactile response of them compared to the glass protectors.

The matte films offer just a little friction when using the Pencil and it really does feel closer to the real thing so I'm willing to sacrifice for it.
 

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I've had a variety of screen protectors on mine. Several glass ones and several film ones from various manufacturers. Not a single one has caused any issues whatsoever.

Personally I do prefer the matte films, which I thought I'd never say because they do make the image ever so slightly softer. But it's the tactile response of them compared to the glass protectors.

The matte films offer just a little friction when using the Pencil and it really does feel closer to the real thing so I'm willing to sacrifice for it.
It would be nice if Apple or a third party developed different tips for the Apple Pencil that offered a selection of tactile feeling to mimic different mediums and tools.....Dreaming of course with Apples latest confusion coming out of Cupertino
 

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It would be nice if Apple or a third party developed different tips for the Apple Pencil that offered a selection of tactile feeling to mimic different mediums and tools.....Dreaming of course with Apples latest confusion coming out of Cupertino

Well you never know, it would be nice and anything is possible. If I can make a massively successful, worldwide hit app then mayb..... Oh hang on, yeah we're not getting tips :D
 
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