On October 13, 2020, Apple launched its iPhone 12 lineup. This is the first time Apple introduced four phone models at the same time. They are iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini. In addition, this is also the first time that all iPhone models feature Ceramic Shield display protection. So, let’s cut to the chase, we have rounded up everything you need to know about the Ceramic Shield on the iPhone 12.
What Is The Ceramic Shield?
Ceramic Shield is a glass made of nano-size ceramic crystal. It is integrated into the new iPhone 12 display to make it more durable. We no longer live in the days when your iPhone shattered, its screen malfunctioned whenever you dropped it. Apple says Ceramic Shield is “tougher than any smartphone glass,” providing your phone with an extra layer of protection.
Besides, It is lightweight, tougher, and more resistant to both heat and electricity. It also provides a double ion-exchange process, which makes the screen made from glass-ceramic crystal less scratch-able.
Will The iPhone 12 Still Need Cases?
You may be wondering if a Ceramic Shield-protected iPhone still needs a case? The answer is Yes!
The glass surface made from nano-sized ceramic crystal is only used for the phone screen. On the contrary, the back is still made from ordinary glass material. According to Apple, the back of the iPhone 12 is where the MagSafe wireless charging magnet is located. If you accidentally damage this part, it might cost a fortune to get repaired. Therefore, you still need a case or any kind of protective accessory to prevent any unwanted drops.
In short, no matter how tough a product is, you will still need extra protection to keep them away from damage as well as protect its longevity and durability.
Are There Any Other Apple devices that Feature the Ceramic Shield?
Up to now, the iPhone 12 lineup is the first Apple device to have a Ceramic Shield. Sources say that Apple will bring Ceramic Shield to more products in the future. Let’s wait and see.
Is The Ceramic Shield Available On Other Phone Brands?
In fact, the ceramic crystal technology has been available for quite a long time. The iPhone 12 is also not the first phone to feature this technology.
Other smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus or the Xiaomi Mi Mix series, also come with glass-ceramics. However, their coating mostly featured on the back cover, while Gorilla glass was used at the front. In contrast, Apple uses glass-ceramics on the iPhone 12 line to protect the screen
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