With the very recent release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, many consumers are rushing to Apple stores to pick up the new device. The latest iPhone 6 version was announced to have a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus will come with a massive 5.5-inch surface, Pad Gadget reported.
With the bigger screens and the newest "larger" version of the iPhone available, accessory makers are now flooding the market with new cases, designs and other gear to accommodate the new Apple smartphones that will not even be shipped until Sept. 19. However, with the larger screens, more customers are likely crack, drop or break their screens.
One of the largest smartphones on the market was the Galaxy S5 with a 5.1-inch screen, and Apple outdid its competitors with the enormous 5.5-inch screen. While the new iPhone 6 Plus will be thinner than the iPhone 5s, the device could be more difficult to hold.
The smartphone is so large that Apple created new modifications, which are not available for other smartphones with bigger screens, to help users hold for users holding the device with one hand, which are not available for other smartphones with bigger screens, The Wall Street Journal reported. The iPhone 6 Plus will allow users to press the touch ID button twice to make whatever app is in use shrink to half the screen size, so people can reach stuff at the top of the screen.
Manufacturers ready for the new iPhone
However, even with the new functions to help users make calls and run apps on one hand, the device will still need to be protected. According to Tuaw, an weblog for Apple products and accessories, manufacturers of smartphone cases quickly adapted to the new shape, size and design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
There are numerous cases on the market for consumers that will provide minimal bulk, but withstand scratches, heavy vibrations and drops. While protecting a smartphone with a durable case is completely logical, sometimes it's not enough. With the larger screens, the chance for cracks and fissures in the glass will be more likely with the wider screens.
Even though protective designs and cases can truly extend the lifespan of a smartphone, the price per case tends to reach $100 easily. With personal insurance, smartphones can be protected if they are damaged, lost or stolen. A case cannot protect everything, but insuring a phone could make the transition time faster and more affordable.