What you need to know
- Apple will announce four new iPhones next week.
- A new leak claims all four will have a new Super Retina XDR display.
- It'll gain a special Ceramic Shield coating for increased glass protection.
Apple is set to announce no fewer than four new iPhone 12 models next week and a new leak claims that all of them will come with a new display. According to a previously accurate leaker, the Super Retina XDR screen remains but it's gaining something special – a coating that will make the screen less likely to break.
Kang, a previously reliable source shared the information as part of a comprehensive rundown of Apple's upcoming event. From the Weibo post (translated):
Four screens are: Super Retina XDR Display, and there is a new screen Glass technology, Ceramic Shield Front Cover, is simply a ceramic substrate glass, which increases hardness and resistance to drop.
The prospect of a hardened iPhone glass is something I'm absolutely here for. However, the prospect of making it harder and more drop-resistant is interesting. Normally making glass harder means it breaks more easily.
If Apple has found a way to make the glass harder – reducing the chance of it scratching – while preventing it from shattering when dropped, iPhone 12 will be a winner for me. I've never had an iPhone break, but I've yet to have one last more than a few months without showing micro-scratches everywhere.