iPad Pro Will Apple pencil work if glass screen protector installed?

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  1. TomH TX macrumors regular

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    I have tried to find an answer to this, but without success. I have bought the ipadpro 9.7, the keyboard, back case, and pencil. Because I normally have my iPads out in the field and in the barn at the ranch, I have always put the screen protectors on them. Will the apple pencil work if a glass-type screen protector is installed? Thank you for responding.
    Tom
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    Having re-run my search further, I can now answer my own question for the benefit of anyone else wondering - the answer is apparently YES, the apple pencil WILL work. So, I will now go buy my screen protector, and confirm this for myself. Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Yes it works just fine. The pencil is almost guaranteed to scratch the screen eventually. I feel much safer with the glass protector.
     
  3. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Yep! Just installed the TechMatte amFilm tempered glass protector this morning and the Pencil works just fine, no discernible change from before. I'm actually super impressed w/the TechMatte protector -- I installed it on the bathroom counter after a hot shower and didn't get a single piece of dust underneath, and it was so clear that I thought at one point I actually peeled the protector off (but it was just the top-most layer).

    I also like that the hole cutout for Home button / TouchID is all the way around. Both my iPhone and iPad 12.9" have non-circle cutouts so it's open on the bottom part. This TechMatte one looks MUCH more seamless -- you pretty much can't tell that there's a protector on the top.
     
  4. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Zagg glass installed and it works great.
     
  5. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I ordered the 9.7" version of this for a TechMatte review, but I'm about to pull off the one I have on my 12.9" (it's a Skinomi - http://www.amazon.com/Skinomi-Tech-...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00).

    I like that the TechMatte one has a round circle cutout instead of just open on the bottom -- it looks much less like there's a glass protector over the top. Love it on the 9.7" and about to order one this weekend for the 12.9" to replace my Skinomi one. The TechMatte amFilm one also *feels* thinner but I don't know if it's just my imagination due to the nice round cutout. I think most end up being about the same 0.33mm thickness.
     
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    No screen protector here. Never use em and never will. If the Pencil(and I highly doubt it will) causes scratches Apple will replace the screen.
     
  8. TomH TX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks to all for the responses.
    Newbert - that is my next question also. I just ordered one of the amFilm 9.7 glass protectors from Amazon. I guess I will be able to tell you on Monday if mine arrives.
     
  9. wetcanvas macrumors regular

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    I bought a screen protector that isn't glass. It's anti glare so it has texture on it. I wanted to get away from the slippery glass for pencil use so a glass protector was not an option. I love the way the pencil feels on it. So much better then the naked glass
     
  10. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    I'm the same with mine. Normally I'm not a big fan of them because they make the image slightly soft, but the trade off of the texture with the matte screen protectors is just about worth it. It really does change the feel of using the Pencil, for the better.
     
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  12. Newbert macrumors member

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    Tom,

    Yes, please let us know here how it works out for you. Best of Luck!

    Tanks,
    Bert
     
  13. TomH TX thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK. Update. I received the amFilm Glass screen protector today, and installed it. While I am not happy with my own install, b/c there are some minor dust flecks, the protector does fit well, and the pencil works just fine through the glass!!!
    So, answered confirmed as a yes.
    Now on to my quest to find a suitable "sleeve" or protector for the apple pencil.
    Tom
     
  14. iregret macrumors 6502a

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    Which protector exactly?
     
  15. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    I find most of them to be largely similar to be honest. But just now I'm going back to using a Tech Armour Matte/Anti-Glare one (third one that will be going on as I had to remove the others to test several other screen protectors.) I like the feel of the Pencil with it and the softness of the screen isn't too bad.
     
  16. iregret macrumors 6502a

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    Okay. Thanks!
     
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    It works great. I wouldn't have purchased the Pencil if I didn't have the glass screen protector installed.
     
  18. thelead macrumors 6502

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    It will work but the parallax can be annoying.
     
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    I had one but found the slipperiness not pleasant for drawing on. It also made the screen ridiculously light reflective compared to without the protector. Parallax didn't bother me much (I'm used to cintiqs, ha!) but was still quite apparent. So I went matte in the end too (media devil) glass felt like best impact protection but any old protector should suffice for scratch protection really.
     
  20. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I tried one......for about an hour. Then it came right back off. The screen protector totally ruined the anti-glare properties of the 9.7" Pro. I didn't realize how used to the anti-glare I was until I didn't have it anymore. It also made the Pencil feel weird when drawing. I just really don't like screen protectors in general, and especially not if they're going to remove one of the benefits of the iPad.
     

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