iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield: Do you need screen protector for iPhone 12?

iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield: Do you need screen protector for iPhone 12?
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As we all know nowadays smartphones are very expensive, hence people don’t want to end up scratching the screen a few days into ownership. As a result, many people use a screen protector in order to protect new phones from scratches, cracks, and chips, tho most of the modern phones are made out of increasingly tougher glass.

Apple has announced four new iPhone models in 2020, if you’re an owner of the new iPhone 12 you might also looking for ways to protect expensive iPhone screen from cracks, scratches, or breakage.

However, during Tuesday’s event, Apple revealed all new iPhone models (iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max) comes with “glass-ceramic front” or other words “ceramic shield“. This is equivalent to the Gorilla Glass Victus used by Samsung.

Let’s look at what is iPhone 12 ceramic shield glass.

What is the new iPhone 12 coating – ceramic shield?

(Image credit: Apple; screenshot by Sarah Tew/CNET)

Accroding to Apple new ceramic shield coating is “tougher than any smartphone glass,” and four times greater resistance to damage from drops. The main question is; what is the especially about this ceramic coating? is it so protective as it claims?

This is how Apple elaborate the “Ceramic Shield” coating technology: “Ceramic Shield front panel. During its manufacture, ceramic nanocrystals are added to the glass matrix, which is stronger than many known metals. It sounds simple, but it’s actually a very complex technology because ceramic crystals are opaque. Only by precisely choosing the type of crystal and the degree of its crystallization, we were able to develop a unique formula for the material, which has the strength of ceramics and the transparency of glass. This makes the Ceramic Shield perfect for the display – because it is much more reliable.”

Yap, this is sound pretty amazing. However, as a really expensive smartphone owner would you trust these claims? That’s why people tend to use quality tempered glass to protect their mobile phones.

The following video will clearly demonstrate the toughness of the new iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield.

Reference : MobileReviewsEh

With the use of the force meeter, iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 screens were tested. At the 352 N, iPhone 11 screen broken!

However, iPhone 12 phone broke at 442 N’s, so roughly extra ~100-ish down pressure need to break down the new iPhone 12 screen. Based on this value, the iPhone’s screen is tougher than most screen protectors, I guess.

After looking at the above video you might think; Does iPhone 12 need a screen protector? 😀

Please look in to the following link;

What is Tempered Glass Screen Protectors?: 2D,2.5D,3d,5D,7D,9D,6H,9H Tempered Glass

Difference between 5d and 9d tempered glass


However, selecting a perfect screen protector for your smartphone is a really hard choice due to different product options. Following quick guide will help you to understand the different screen protectors types and technologies hence it will help you to select ideal iPhone 12 screen protector.

What do you think about Apple’s new iPhone 12 ceramic shield glass?

Please leave a comment below, and let me know what you think!