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I just found out about a screen protector for the iPad Pro from Apple while browsing. At first this is nothing special, but this film is the first that I have seen that is also "self-healing" and is offered in the right size for the Apple iPad Pro. In this context, self-healing means that smaller scratches that occur in the film as a result of everyday use are "repaired" by themselves after a few hours. I explain how this works further down in the post.
The manufacturer is X-Doria, which also has other accessories for iPhone and iPad in its range: Cases, bumpers and the like can be found here. Unfortunately, there are no customer ratings yet for the iPad Pro screen protector from X-Doria - I assume that it has not been on sale long enough.
Basically, the trick about the self-healing protective film for the iPad display is that the plastic is not "solid". Of course, it feels like a normal screen protector, but it is still so soft that scratches in the film will disappear after a few hours. The surface closes as if it were liquid.
Physically, this works through a polymer network that "heals" itself even at low temperatures. The material properties are fully restored after self-healing, which is not so important in the case of smartphone protective films. Here, the scratch-free surface is much more important in everyday use. If you want to read more about the self-healing materials, you can here at Karlsruher Institute for Technology or at IBM (in English) read on.
For example, you can get the self-healing film from X-Doria here at Amazon.
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.