The new iPhone 12 from Apple features a ceramic shield, which the tech giant says is stronger than any glass for any smartphone, and Allstate has put this to the test, as the US insurance company dropped both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro on a rough pavement from a height of six feet in Air.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, the smartphones fell face down and side down, to see if the shield actually provides up to four times the protection when falling.
Tests reveal that the improved screen helped the iPhone 12 withstand the fall better than the iPhone 11 families, and Allstate says the iPhone 12 is the most durable smartphone they have tested.
Apple unveiled the new iPhone 12 family in October during a live event, saying that the smartphones have a new design with rounded edges and a ceramic shield that increases the risk drop by four times.
The shield adds additional protection by using a new high-temperature crystallization step that grows nano-ceramic crystals within the glass matrix.
Allstate set out to see how robust the new design was with a series of Dropability tests, which dropped devices three different ways onto the pavement.
The iPhone 12 fell face down in the first test, causing some tiny cracks and scratching the edges.
Allstate shared in a press release: “This is much better than its predecessors, as the ULTD dropped devices on both sides and both suffered slight scratches along the edges after hitting the rough pavement.
Jason Siciliano, Vice President and Global Creative Director at Allstate Protection Plans, said the ceramic shield facade represents a major improvement.