Apple loaded the iPhone 13’s display with Ceramic Shield protection, but is that enough to prevent scratches that come from everyday use?
Apple loaded the iPhone 13 with a bright and sharp XDR display, but how protected is the screen from scratches and cracks? The super tough glass that protects the screen has received big improvements over the years, so there might be a question over whether a screen protector is still necessary. The iPhone 13 was even shown being dropped and picked up in a video that played during Apple’s announcement event to highlight its durability.
Another measure of durability is whether the iPhone 13 is waterproof. It is, and it has an Ingress Protection rating of IP68. The second digit usually gets the most attention since it signifies water resistance. The ‘8’ means that a device can be submerged underwater at a depth of one meter or more. Apple’s latest model has been measured to withstand six meters for up to 30 minutes, which is very good. The first number relates to dust resistance and the iPhone 13’s ‘6’ rating is the best possible, indicating that no dust can enter the device. This is actually fairly standard for a flagship smartphone.