• Follow us

Internet

Goodbye spiderwebs: Apple's iPhone 11 may have shatter-resistant glass

Apple's new iPhone 11 is almost definitely right around the corner, with a launch expected in the coming weeks. A rumor surfaced suggesting the new phones will have shatter-resistant technology to improve durability, Bloomberg reports.

Over the years we've seen Apple's iPhone's getting bigger, and more and more glass has been used to cover the front and back of the phones. While Apple has worked to improve the durability of its iPhones, adding water resistance and even developing its own sapphire glass, it's still common enough to see people with shattered iPhones.

That fact is made worse by the ever increasing prices of iPhones. And, the designs haven't always lead to ease of repairability, as we saw in the absurdly high cost of iPhone X repairs two years ago. Repairing a shattered display on the iPhone X cost $279, and a shattered back cost $549.

Shatter-resistant glass could help prevent the kind of catastrophic damage that necessitates such major repairs. Unfortunately, we don't have details on just what this technology is or what degree of protection it offers. If it aims to be truly special, it has its work cut out for it, as Gorilla Glass 6 withstands 15 drops from 1 meter. Motorola has also used its Shattershield technology, but the trick there was using plastic instead of glass.

Other details

Beyond the shatter resistance, Bloomberg's sources suggest there will be three new iPhone 11 devices, with a cheaper iPhone 11R complementing two, higher-end iPhone 11 Pro models.

The new Pro models are expected to feature the three-sensor camera system we've seen in many leaks and device renders. While the iPhone XS family already had dual-sensor systems, the new camera system is expect to add a wide-angle sensor for more versatile shooting. The cameras may also be complemented with more advance video software, including live editing capabilities, and an AMX coprocessor that could advance the devices augmented reality performance.

Face ID may also get a boost from a wider-angle sensor on the front that would make lining up a facial scan easier. And, Apple may finally be doing away with 3D Touch, moving both of the Pro handset over to the Haptic Touch it implemented in the iPhone XR.

One other addition that may explain why shatter resistance will be more important than ever is the ability for the iPhone 11 to wirelessly charge other devices, like AirPods, which would discourage owners from using a case to protect their phone.

Get ready for the iPhone 11 with the details on iOS 13Read More



Leave A Comment

More News

TechRadar: Internet news

Ray-Ban smart glasses could solve Facebook's design issues New! 2019-09-20 06:01:53Ambitious plans for smart glasses revealed, as a report by CNBC details Facebook's hopes to replace the smartphone.

New Roku streaming stick offers 4K streaming for New! 2019-09-20 05:56:43The Roku family just got a bit bigger, with a UK version of the Roku Premiere – and new designs for the Roku Express and Roku Streaming Stick+.

Skullcandy's Crusher ANC headphones vibrate with your bassiest New! 2019-09-20 05:50:37The Skullcandy Crusher headphones have been updated with active noise cancelation and super-sensory bass.

Leaked Samsung Android 10 update list lacks some New! 2019-09-20 05:46:10Lots of Samsung phones and tablets look set to get Android 10, but there are some notable omissions.

Rugby World Cup 2019 live stream: how to New! 2019-09-20 05:23:20Rugby fans rejoice! Japan 2019 is finally here - read on to find out your Rugby World Cup live stream options, no matter where you are.

New Bowers & Wilkins headphones make videos sound New! 2019-09-20 05:18:34Bowers & Wilkins have launched four new wireless headphones, including one over-ear model, one on-ear model, and two wireless earphones.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500 and 3500X leaks indicate New! 2019-09-20 05:17:58Is this a serious slosh of extra fuel for AMD’s already blazing Ryzen 3000 processor sales?

iPad Pro 2019 leaked image points to a New! 2019-09-20 05:04:50Leaks point to the next iPad Pro having a triple-lens camera with a 3D depth-sensing lens, but disagree on a launch date.

Is Nikon's 60MP full-frame mirrorless camera nigh? New! 2019-09-20 04:49:45Nikon's next full-frame mirrorless camera looks like it may have not just a 60MP sensor but 16-bit raw recording too.

Japan vs Russia live stream: how to watch New! 2019-09-20 04:42:24The Rugby World Cup kicks off with the hosts taking on the Bears in the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo. See it from anywhere on Earth with our Japan vs Ru

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale 2019: best deals New! 2019-09-20 03:46:39Amazon India is hosting the Great Indian Festival sale 2019 which kicks off from September 29.

Vivo V17Pro with dual pop-up selfie camera launched New! 2019-09-20 03:34:25The Vivo V17Pro is now official in India, with a quad-camera setup on the rear and dual pop-up selfie cameras.

ExtremeTech » Internet

Amazon Pulls the Rug Out From Under Tidal 2019-09-17 14:48:20For as little as $12.99 per month, you can get access to millions of songs at higher quality than other services, but that won't matter much unless y

Amazon Changed Its Search Algorithms to Boost Its 2019-09-17 07:33:38Amazon has reportedly been adjusting its own recommendation algorithms to prioritize products that earn it the most profit. The company denies making

Wi-Fi 6 Officially Launches Today, With Up to 2019-09-16 16:21:55The new Wi-Fi 6 program is officially ready for device certification. The Galaxy Note 10 and S10, plus Apple's entire new iPhone family, are all alre

Udemy Class Review: Raspberry Pi Bootcamp 2019-09-11 10:02:53The Raspberry Pi Bootcamp course from Udemy teaches you how to set up and use a Raspberry Pi. It provides instructions in a clear manner and is an exc

Ring Provided a Map of Its Customers to 2019-09-09 09:02:43According to a new leak, Ring's pitch to police sometimes includes a map of active Ring customers, something it previously said it would not do. 

DMVs Are Selling Data to Private Investigators, Marketing 2019-09-09 07:30:16A new investigation shows that DMVs across the United States are selling your private data. In some cases, they're making tens of millions of dollars

Udemy Class Review: Ubuntu for Beginners 2019-09-05 12:15:34Udemy's Ubuntu For Beginners will teach you the basics you need to know to get up and running on a PC with Ubuntu. The post Udemy Class Review: Ubunt

Udemy Class Review: Basics of Embedded C Programming 2019-08-28 11:45:34This course will teach you the basics you need to develop embedded devices, if you are patient enough. The post Udemy Class Review: Basics of Embedded

The Untold Story Behind the World’s First Major 2019-08-27 13:33:28In this premiere episode of Kernel Panic, Mashable and PCMag take viewers back to the moment everything changed: 1988, when groundbreaking malware kno

Ookla Ranks Airports by Wi-Fi Speed 2019-08-27 08:00:17Ookla, the company behind Speedtest.net, has checked US and Canadian airports to figure out which ones offer the best Wi-Fi speeds.  The post Ook

Google Delays Hangouts Shutdown Until June 2020 2019-08-21 16:00:41Google announced major changes to its popular Hangouts messaging platform in 2017, but Hangouts is still chugging along more than two years later. Now

Microsoft Releases First Chromium Edge Browser Beta 2019-08-20 14:12:47Just head over to Microsoft's Edge landing page to download the new browser. While Microsoft stresses this is still a beta, it believes Chromium Edge


Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.