“Apple is now deploying its new screen protector program to Apple Stores across the United States and other countries from today,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac.
“The program allows customers to get a Belkin screen protector carefully applied to their iPhone in store,” Mayo reports. “At Apple Stores across America, customers can purchase a Belkin screen protector and have it applied in store by an Apple Store employee. ”
“The program supports only Apple’s latest iPhone models in both 4.7 and 5.5 inch variants: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus,” Mayo reports. “The main benefit of the service is the assisted application, which prevents bubbles or imperfections from appearing on the screen when the protective cover film is applied.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This program is certainly more cost effective for Apple than their investment in GT Advanced.
Let’s hope that starting with the next-gen iPhones, users won’t feel the need to apply aftermarket screen protection.
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