Apple fans might soon be able to say goodbye to iPhones that crack.
According to a new leak, there’s a very real possibility that Apple’s newest flagship phone, the iPhone 11, could be indestructible thanks to a new shatter-resistant technology that the new iOS smartphone could be reinforced with. Based on an initial report from Bloomberg, the new technology would help users cut on repair costs when it comes to replacing the iPhone’s glass casing.
Through the years, Apple has always tried to improve the durability of its iPhones. Some of the steps they took included using more glass to cover much of the phone, making the iOS smartphone water-resistant and even creating its own sapphire glass to ensure that the phone is well-protected.
The new hardware aims to keep the pesky spider web cracks that result from iPhones falling from ever happening again. If true, then this is good news to iPhone owners who often need to pay a hefty price just to have their devices repaired. According to TechRadar, getting the expensive iPhone X fixed, for example, would cost around $500 to replace the glass casing at the back and more than $200 to replace the front glass.
There’s not much detail regarding the new glass technology but in comparison, one of the strongest glass casings in the market like the Gorilla Glass can withstand up to 15 drops from a height of 1 meter.
The shatter-resistant technology is one of the positive features that the iPhone 11 is rumored to have. It is also expected to have a better battery life that’s made possible via a new logic board that will not only make the iPhone 11 faster and perform better but can also accommodate a larger battery piece.
The phone camera, on the other hand, is expected to set the iPhone 11 as a powerful gadget. However, its rear triple-camera setup has been described by many as quite atrocious because it will take up much of the iPhone’s back.
The new iPhone is expected to drop by September 10 and will cost roughly the same as the 2018 models. In terms of looks, there are no drastic changes in the appearance as well and that the biggest changes won’t come until the year 2020.