Tech Armor tempered Glass Do not buy

Liwanra

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 2, 2012
29
5
FYI.....this protector does not even come close to fitting my iPhone 6...not even close lol
 

Liwanra

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 2, 2012
29
5
I have nothing to take a picture of....trust me do not buy, i am keeping it on temporarily till I find something better, there is literally 1/8 of in short on all sides...
 

mace85

macrumors newbie
Sep 12, 2011
20
0
Agreed. Mine went in the garbage after a couple minutes
Pull it out of the trash. In my experiences Tech Armor has great customer support. Shoot them an email and see what they say. I have gotten replacements from them before and it was relatively painless.
 

sixxmum

macrumors 6502a
Aug 15, 2010
601
56
I assumed it is meant to be that way due to the curve, but I don't love it.

Pictures (pardon the blur - I have a tremor and focus is a bear):



 

BuryMeInSmoke

macrumors member
Oct 8, 2012
70
1
Pull it out of the trash. In my experiences Tech Armor has great customer support. Shoot them an email and see what they say. I have gotten replacements from them before and it was relatively painless.

I may contact them. If the replacement is the same size I won't use it tho. Completely ruins the feel of the phone. Might just get ghost armor applied
 

Rocko1

macrumors 68020
Nov 3, 2011
2,070
4
Same deal with their regular plastic screen protector. Not even close to fitting my 6. Junk.
It's a rigid glass protector. It won't mold exactly to the curve of the glass. None will be able to. You will have to use a wet applied type protector.
 

slipper

macrumors 68000
Nov 19, 2003
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32
The glass is curved so i'm afraid that will be as good as it gets with any rigid screen protector. Actually it looks like it was installed a bit low and should follow the curvature of the home button and not hug it. And to make things even worse (for me), i really dislike any non-rigid screen protectors. Zagg is horrible due to the orange peel.
 

sixxmum

macrumors 6502a
Aug 15, 2010
601
56
The glass is curved so i'm afraid that will be as good as it gets with any rigid screen protector. Actually it looks like it was installed a bit low and should follow the curvature of the home button and not hug it. And to make things even worse (for me), i really dislike any non-rigid screen protectors. Zagg is horrible due to the orange peel.
If you mean mine, yep, it's too low. But, since they tell you that it shouldn't be removed and reapplied, I didn't want to try to fix it.
 

Krystyna

macrumors member
Sep 16, 2014
45
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Ontario Canada
I love mine. Yes it is smaller, due to the curve. If you were to extend to cover it would easily catch/lift up because of the curved screen. (Mine fits just like the posted pictures)

My case fits well and covers the space that the screen protector doesn't.

Just my 2 cents.
 

walvero

macrumors newbie
Nov 12, 2008
11
0
Zagg Glass also doesn't fit all the way to the edge

I believe this is due to the curvature of the screens as other have pointed out, it wouldn't be possible to make a pretty rigid glass screen protector bend down along the edges. Kinda sucks, it's either the glass screen protectors or you can get the wet installed skins. I ordered one from Skinomi to cover the sides and back. Gonna see how that looks. But for now this is with the Zagg Glass screen protector.
 

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bobbydd21

macrumors regular
Nov 26, 2012
232
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I believe this is due to the curvature of the screens as other have pointed out, it wouldn't be possible to make a pretty rigid glass screen protector bend down along the edges. Kinda sucks, it's either the glass screen protectors or you can get the wet installed skins. I ordered one from Skinomi to cover the sides and back. Gonna see how that looks. But for now this is with the Zagg Glass screen protector.
I have this as well and like it so far!
 

KAMB

macrumors 6502
Aug 22, 2013
268
21
Connecticut
To the OP and everyone else; I have been in contact with the Sr Product Manager at Tech Armor regarding this exact issue (I'm not affiliated with the company but have obtained their products for review).

Below is an email I recorded from Mr. Jeff Wilcox:

"Kamber,
Thank you for this and your other email. I apologize for not responding sooner, but this is one of our busiest days of the year. In fact, in about an hour at 10:30pm on a Friday night I will be getting on a conference call with our factory to discuss this exact matter!

For months now we have known that the screen would have curved edges, but we did not know the exact measurements or how dramatic the curve would be. We truly believe that we have made the best screen protector possible, with the information that was available to us. Apple does not share any information with companies like Tech Armor, so we are forced to rely on triangulating data with various suppliers, and then at some point we have to make a decision to bring in stock.

We are passionate about being able to provide our customers with the best solution we can provide, instead of no solution at all. Will our screen protectors get better – YES! Will we offer every single one of our customers a free replacement – ABSOLUTELY YES! Again, I just want to stress that we have to make a decision at some point to bring in nothing, or to provide our customers with the best solution we KNOW will work and then improve as quickly as possible once we get our hands on the actual device.

I hope this makes sense, but please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions I can answer. We really appreciate your support!
--
You Play, We Protect!

Jeff Wilcox | Sr Product Manager"

As you can see it is an issue they are aware of and will be replacing ALL screen protectors that customers aren't happy with. Idk know long that'll take but it'll get don't. They didn't get it right the first time but what company stands behind their product like that? Not many that I know if anyways that especially offer a lifetime warranty.

Just wanted to pass on this information. Hope this eases anyone's concerns.
 

sixxmum

macrumors 6502a
Aug 15, 2010
601
56
Very nice! I contacted them about how to remove and reinstall my protector slightly higher, and they are sending a new one. Excellent customer service!
 

Akapplefan

macrumors member
Sep 11, 2014
34
2
I just installed the tech armor ballistic glass. How long before the abrasion/orange peel stick underneath goes away?
 

Val-kyrie

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Feb 13, 2005
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1,343
I love mine. Yes it is smaller, due to the curve. If you were to extend to cover it would easily catch/lift up because of the curved screen. (Mine fits just like the posted pictures)

My case fits well and covers the space that the screen protector doesn't.

Just my 2 cents.
What case and screen protector combo are you using?
 

Rocko1

macrumors 68020
Nov 3, 2011
2,070
4


It's one thing not to cover the entire glass face due to curved glass, it's another not to cover the screen area! Going back.
 

KAMB

macrumors 6502
Aug 22, 2013
268
21
Connecticut
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It's one thing not to cover the entire glass face due to curved glass, it's another not to cover the screen area! Going back.

Again it's a known issue. Many manufactures had to take a guess on the screen dimensions so they all didn't unfortunately get it right. TechArmor will be providing replacement screens free of charge once the correct ones are made.
 

heisenberg123

macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
6,497
9
Hamilton, Ontario
Again it's a known issue. Many manufactures had to take a guess on the screen dimensions so they all didn't unfortunately get it right. TechArmor will be providing replacement screens free of charge once the correct ones are made.
mine has not arrived yet, should I not even use it if I wanted it replaced once its re-designed?
 

Jalopybox

macrumors 6502a
Nov 13, 2012
699
5
mine has not arrived yet, should I not even use it if I wanted it replaced once its re-designed?
As others have said. The iPhones glass begins curving just a fraction of a mm on the inside of the display. This is why the glass doesn't cover it entirely. Unless they go to a curved protector-which they won't-too expensive-the redesign will only change the area near the ear speaker.

There has been talk of another company making a curved glass protector, but non are produced to date. I would go with a standard film protector for now.
 

heisenberg123

macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
6,497
9
Hamilton, Ontario
As others have said. The iPhones glass begins curving just a fraction of a mm on the inside of the display. This is why the glass doesn't cover it entirely. Unless they go to a curved protector-which they won't-too expensive-the redesign will only change the area near the ear speaker.

There has been talk of another company making a curved glass protector, but non are produced to date. I would go with a standard film protector for now.
I get it will not be perfect but for a company to pull a product to say its being fixed no that they know the exact size, I will take that replacement if that story above is true
 

KAMB

macrumors 6502
Aug 22, 2013
268
21
Connecticut
mine has not arrived yet, should I not even use it if I wanted it replaced once its re-designed?
I would say go right ahead and use if it you want. They seem to stand behind your product so if your not happy about it once you put it on I would send them an email asap.
 
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