As you know, the late model iPhones are made of glass, both screen and back as well. This device, along with a tempered glass screen protector, will give your phone protection from every-day use. Note: NOTHING provides perfect protection, but this is better than nothing. This cover is to protect the glass back of the phone, along with vprotecting the edges and corners from falls. My grandson is getting a new phone for Christmas and we have gotten a screen protector as well as this item for him to protect his new phone.