The line iPhone 12 brought good news for the unlucky on duty: the canvas is reinforced with Ceramic Shield, protection that makes the component more resistant to falls and impacts. But does the technology also protect the display from scratches? In this regard, it is good not to have high expectations.
To take the test, Zack Nelson published on his YouTube channel JerryRigEverything a video that assesses the resistance of the iPhone 12 Pro in several ways, including the possibility of scratches on the screen. The youtuber relied on the Mohs Scale (test that measures the level of hardness of a mineral, basically) to explain the results.
In the experiment, Nelson subjected the iPhone 12 Pro to a series of procedures that assess the durability of the case and screen. For the latter, the test consisted of passing over the component instruments that offer different levels of stiffness.
The youtuber found that the panel was scratched from level six and showed deeper grooves at level seven (the scale goes from one to nine). After that, that specific test was completed.
In general, what Nelson discovered is that the iPhone 12 Pro’s screen has an equivalent level of scratch resistance or little higher than the panels that appear in previous generations of the line and in other smartphones that he evaluated in recent years.
Perhaps that’s why Apple points out that the Ceramic Shield protection helps make the iPhone 12’s screen more resistant to drops, but does not claim that the technology protects the component from scratches.
It seems that it is not an exaggeration of Apple: although without scientific rigor, some tests attest that the Ceramic Shield protection even decreases the probability of damage to the iPhone 12 screen in case of falls.
With information: MacRumors.