Applying an iPhone screen protector isn’t exactly an easy task. If it isn’t placed perfectly on the handset, you’ll usually have to live with screen bubbles or a crooked placement. But Kawasaki is looking to make that a thing of the past with its dual-arm duAro robot.
Say hello to duAro
As for duAro, as you can see in this video, it can perfectly peel the back of the protector and apply it to an iPhone without any bubbles.
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Professional installation at Apple Stores
While not exactly a robot, Belkin's ScreenCare+ system is used at Apple Stores to help install screen protectors
If you’re looking to install a screen protector on your iPhone but don’t want to try it yourself, a number of Apple Stores are already equipped to handle the task.
Starting last year, Apple partnered with Belkin to bring the ScreenCare+ system to some retail locations.
Store employees can install screen protectors with the help of a dedicated machine. If something happens during installation with the machine, Apple will give users a free protector and reinstall it for no charge.
While I’m not a big fan of screen protectors in general, it would definitely be great if anyone could walk into an Apple Store and have a robot install one on their iPhone. And I suspect that could happen sooner rather than later.