On September 9, 2015 , Apple launched the latest model of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. While it doesn't look like anything different from last year models, Apple claimed that the only thing that's changed is everything. From hardware to software. But here's some problem, while Apple managed to solve the "Bendgate" issue that hit the iPhone 6 Plus a year ago with a new 7000 series aluminum, the 3D curved screen become more fragile, thus reduce the resistance against impacts.
Interested to know why? Let's look into that now.
In summary, with the thickness of only 0.44mm on the curved edges of the new iPhone 6S, it's not going to surprised anyone if it's more fragile. And since phones tend to land screen down when we drop them (it's a fact proven mathematically by Robert Matthews, a physicist and professor at UK’s Aston University), the thin glass are at high risk of breaking. Some of you might said that the Corning Gorilla Glass are the toughest glass in the market, but a glass is still glass, and it's proven that a thin Corning Gorilla Glass could not survive the drop, especially if no casing/cover being used.
Besides the thin glass, in order to increase the aesthetic of the phone, Apple has decided to use a 3D glass instead of the 2D glass used on the older iPhone models. For the older models, the risk of breaking the screen is lower because of the side aluminium frame. Now, instead of using a harder aluminium on the side, partial of the side consist of the 3D curved glass and this significantly increases the risk of breaking the screen when we drop the phone.
So that's the reason why the new iPhone 6S are at higher risk of breaking the screen. A thin glass and an awesome 3D curved edges of the glass.
Therefore, we strongly suggest that the users for iPhone 6/6S and iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus to use a case whenever possible and to use a high quality full coverage screen protectors. It might be an expensive investment on the two accessories, considering the amount of money paid for the phone but trust me, the amount of money you going to spend to replace a damaged screen is even higher.
At Connect2U, we strongly recommend the use of imos 3D Corning Glass Screen Protector which is arguably the best glass screen protector in the region. Click on the photo below for more information.
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