The iPhones are considered to be the most beautiful and well-designed phones on the planet. For many iPhone users, however, there is another side to it. This beauty comes at a price, especially with the new iPhone 6, which has a screen that subtly tapers from the sides. The iPhones, and in particularly the latest ones, are VERY fragile.
The iPhone 6, unlike many Android and Windows Phones, doesn’t have a protective cover glass like Corning’s Gorilla Glass. If reports are to be believed Apple wanted to have a sapphire glass layer on the iPhone, but that never happened. Instead, Apple ended up offering something it calls ‘ion reinforced’ glass.
Now, this may sound like a snazzy term, but for users it is not of much use. Time and again we have seen phones with Gorilla Glass survive a drop the iPhone 6 could not. As we found earlier, a little fall and you end up with an iPhone 6 that has a broken or cracked screen.
Solution? Use a tempered glass cover.
What is tempered glass cover? Instead of a standard plastic scratch guard, you get a thin layer of glass that is installed on your screen. This ensures if you drop the phone, then the tempered glass breaks before your screen, which costs a bomb. In fact, Apple doesn’t replace the screen anymore. Instead, it charges in excess of Rs.20,000 to replace your damaged phone with the new one.
Also because the iPhone 6 has a tapered screen, a tempered glass doesn’t protect its edges. For that you need a case which is slightly elevated from the display and is not flush with it.
If you install both these accessories, your iPhone will be pretty secure. No, it won’t survive if you throw it under a bus or drop it from the 5th floor of your building. But if you accidentally bump it off your office table, most likely it will not have a broken screen.