Technology iPhone 12 drop test confirms the new screen helps durability, to an extent
When is iPhone 12 coming out? We now know for sure
We now know the iPhone 12 will be announced on Oct. 13.Although Apple held a September virtual event (here's everything Apple announced), those expecting iPhones were disappointed -- the event focused on the new Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE and iPads instead. The announcement date for the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Max and possible 12 Pro Max (or the iPhone 12 Mini?) remains up in the air. Note that Apple has not confirmed the names of the phones, but we'll go with those for now. Our best guess, however, as to when Apple will announce the phones is either Oct. 13 or 14.
Apple made much ado over themore resilient Ceramic Shield screen, but does it really help? The answer is apparently yes, although you probably won’t want to depend on it too heavily. Allstate Protection Plans has drop tests that show the iPhone 12 family’s improved display surface helped it withstand a six-foot drop to the sidewalk “significantly” better than the and lineups, but with some visible damage. The standard iPhone 12 was relatively safe with small cracks and scuffs at the edges, while the slightly heavier 12 Pro had a crack down its lower half.
The flatter design might also help both devices if they land back-first, Allstate said. The base iPhone 12’s rear glass was “virtually unscathed” during the sidewalk test. The 12 Pro’s glass shattered (including for the wide-angle camera), unfortunately, but it was “not catastrophic.”
The best iPhone 12 cases you can already get right now at Amazon
Prime Day 2020 isn't the only big event happening on Tuesday — Apple also just announced its new iPhone 12 lineup! Apple's new iPhone 12 series phones have tons of new features but there's one thing that's the same as every other iPhone model: If you drop your iPhone 12, it will almost surely be smashed. With that in mind, we dug through Amazon to find the best new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro cases you can already order right now. When it comes to Prime Day 2020, we’ve got you covered.
A drop on the side produced scuffs and sharp edges for both iPhones, but nothing else.
This is a not-so-subtle bid to drive Allstate’s phone protection plan sales. However, it also shows that Apple’s mix of glass and nano-sized ceramic crystals only goes so far. It might save you from rushing to repair your phone the same day, but it won’t keep your phone looking pristine after a tumble.
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