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The 3D-Touch stress delicate functions in the brand-new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is unseen to the eye yet– at some level– its based off sensors in the screen that sense levels of stress. This led some people to worry if plastic screen guards and glass screen covers would certainly influence the sensing units, perhaps even prevent 3D Touch from working totally.

Nevertheless, it ends up this is not the instance. 3DTechtronics asked Apple SVP Phil Schiller concerning this problem in an email. Schiller responded and also says it’s not a problem: “screen overlays that follow our standards will certainly continuously deal with 3D Touch”.


As long as the screen guard devices follow Apple’s standards, everything ought to be great. Yet exactly what are Apple’s guidelines? Apple’s guidelines for accessory suppliers have three requirements for display overlays:

If a case style requires the Apple device’s touchscreen to be covered with an overlay, the overlay needs to not:

  • exceed 0.3 mm in density
  • present air gaps between the touchscreen as well as overlay
  • be electrically conductive

A quick search shows that mostly all existing iPhone screen guards will certainly meet these demands. The last requirement is naturally adapted by any touchscreen cover, or else the touchscreen wouldn’t work at all. Additionally, the substantial bulk of display protectors are thinner than 0.3 mm for both functional as well as visual factors.

Authorities MFI accessories will certainly function but so will certainly the amass of unofficial plastic and tempered glass screen covers on sale for apples iphone today. Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch on September 25th.


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