One thing that sets the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus apart is the switch to a seamless glass panel on both the front and back of the phone. (Technically, this is meant to assist in the new wireless charging functionality.) While aesthetically beautiful in its simplicity, the updated design element quickly lead some to shudder with fear. Anyone who’s dealt with a shattered iPhone screen can testify to the emotional spectrum a cracked screen can elicit, from annoyance, to despair, to irritation at the unavoidable replacement expense.
While Apple noted that the new iPhones’ glass panels are reinforced by an internal steel structure to make them “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone,” not everyone bought in. Here’s how the Internet is mentally preparing for twice as much physical glass — and double the opportunity to break it.
- Introducing the TIME100 Climate List
- Accenture’s Chief AI Officer on Why This Is a Defining Moment
- U.S. Doctors Can't Be Silent About Gaza: Column
- Inside COP28's Big 'Experiment'
- The Movie Wives Would Like a Word
- The 100 Must-Read Books of 2023
- The Top 100 Photos of 2023
- Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time