This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.

The iPhone 12 series was released on October 23. Did you guys get your hands on one?

It seems that many people are waiting for the iPhone 12 Pro Max or mini, but I bought the iPhone 12 Pro. The color is, of course, the new Pacific Blue. This is a replacement for my iPhone 11 Pro.

As a person who likes small rather than big, I was also attracted to the iPhone 12 mini, but even with the screen size of the iPhone 11 Pro, I recently had difficulty reading fine print, so I decided against the mini.

I pre-ordered a SIM-free phone at Yodobashi Camera without any trouble. It's a far cry from the old days. It's much easier now.

On the other hand, I went to Apple Store because I couldn't pre-order a case and Magsafe at Yodobashi Camera. However, this one is very heavy and the page is not displayed easily. The clear case arrived before the release date, but unfortunately, the Magsafe will be delivered at the end of the month or early next month. Well, it's better than the case being delayed, but I wanted to try it out earlier.

Now let's get armed before we damage our new iPhone.

The new iPhone has a ceramic shield that makes the glass harder and more resistant to scratches, but I am still worried about it, so I decided to add the Owltech Impact Resistant Triple-Strong Full-Surface Protective Tempered Glass. Together with a clear case, it arms the iPhone in 360 degrees.

I can't tell you how many times I dropped my iPhone 11 Pro, which was protected by a TPU case and tempered glass, on floors, asphalt, concrete, and gravel roads. As a result, I broke the tempered glass three times, but fortunately, the phone was safe.

That's why I feel it's very important to protect my iPhone with a case and tempered glass. The last tempered glass I used was a cheap one made in China, but it broke so easily that I decided to use Japanese quality tempered glass this time.

Tempered glass for easy installation


Let's start by installing the tempered glass. Open the iPhone case with the thickness removed to reveal the iPhone 12 Pro. The only accessory is a Lightning cable. There's really no adapter or EarPods.


And the glass surface was fitted with a white protective sheet. Previously, it was a transparent film, so the impression is different.

Once the protective sheet is removed, the battle against dust begins.

No matter how careful you are, unless you are in a clean room, dust will stick to the glass surface. It's a race against time.

Wipe off dust and grime with the included cleaner.

Use a dust remover sticker to remove stubborn dust.

As soon as you remove the tempered glass release sheet, fit it to your iPhone. Do not mistake the orientation of the top and bottom.

Then, use your finger to trace the entire surface from the top to absorb it.

Peel off the release sheet and remove the alignment cover, and the tempered glass is perfectly aligned.

If this happens, push the air out with your fingers.

Completed. I was able to put it in a perfect position with a small size from the edge.

If you find dust at this point, float the glass with your fingernails for a bit and slip a dust removal sticker into the gap to remove the dust.

Since the glass is attached to the alignment case from the start, you don't have to think about anything but the dust to apply it. It was a few times easier just to not have to worry about the alignment.

Apple MagSafe compatible clear case

Genuine Apple MagSafe compatible clear case. It has a hard texture due to polycarbonate.

The next step is to install the cover. This time I wanted to use Magsafe, so I decided to use the genuine case to ensure that I could use MagSafe with the case on. The reason why I chose the clear case is that I wanted to be able to see the color of the phone.

The material is a combination of polycarbonate and soft material, which has a certain amount of hardness, but the buttons are soft. The bottom where the connector is located is open, so this case doesn't quite protect the iPhone, but it does make the case easier to put on and take off.

The camera part is also well protected, so it's safe to place it on your desk.

Unfortunately, I don't have the MagSafe on hand at the moment so I can't test what it would feel like, but I don't dislike the white ring design on the back.

Even with the case on, you can easily tell it's an iPhone 12 Pro with this white ring for the MagSafe.

Now I've armed my iPhone safely, but I actually dropped my bare iPhone 12 Pro to the floor while working on it! I felt the blood rush for a moment, and although the floor was slightly hollowed out, the iPhone was intact and safe. It was an unexpected realization of how much stronger my iPhone had become, but I vowed to be more careful with it because it was bad for my heart.

Again, there are a variety of cases on the market, so we highly recommend protecting your iPhone with both a case of your choice and solid, tempered glass.

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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.