We’ve all been there. You accidentally drop your phone on the ground, hear the dreaded clink, and pick your phone up to find your screen completely shattered. It’s disheartening to say the least, but did you know it’s dangerous? A cracked phone screen isn’t just ugly. It can cause real problems if you choose not to get it fixed. Keep reading to discover the hidden dangers that you’ve been ignoring all these years.

Potential cuts and splinters

If you’re not already aware, a phone screen is made of glass. Once it’s cracked, you’re putting yourself at risk for actual physical injury. Glass splinters can make their way into your fingers or the shards can actually cut you if you’re not careful. Additionally, if you’re not cautious about where you put your phone (pocket, purse, bag), the shards themselves could fall out and you could find glass in a rather unpleasant way in any of these spots. This isn’t the first thing people think about when they crack their phone screen, but it’s concerning and should be taken care of nonetheless.

Distractions

A survey found that roughly 90 percent of people said they used their smartphones while out on the road. While that’s already dangerous, that’s nothing on the risks if you’re also having trouble with a shattered screen. Shattered screens mean that you’ll be staring at your phone for even longer. You won’t be able to look at your phone and instantly read the content or map. It’s likely you’ll need to scroll and reorient your phone in order to see what you need. Add a couple more seconds onto this already dangerous practice behind the wheel and you’re making some seriously dangerous decisions.

Loss of protection

This may be the most intuitive danger of all. Since your screen is now cracked, you’ll no longer be able to allow your device to interact with water at all. The inner workings of the machine are exposed. While you may crack your screen and think, “This sucks but at least I still have a work a working phone,” it might not be for long. A lot of people engage in risky behavior with their phone as it is. They keep it around water when they’re in the kitchen or bathroom, they clean it with a damp cloth, they accidentally drop it outside in poor weather conditions. You’re human and it’s natural that all of these things should happen. Yet, your phone’s former invincibility is no longer as strong when you take away the strength of its casing.

Value

Not everyone cares about this, but we live in a world where phone upgrades are the name of the game. If you’re dependent on your phone’s current value to trade it in at your next upgrade, then you should absolutely make the choice to fix the screen when it shatters. Preserving the long-term value of your phone might come with a few extra fees along the way. Just make sure that you invest in a good screen protector next time, so it doesn’t happen again!


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Waiting for an iPad mini 5? You may be disappointed. BGR, citing a source close to Apple, claims the 7.9-inch tablet is being phased out. The report doesn’t offer a timeline as to when the iPad mini will be discontinued, and its sources couldn’t confirm if the iPad mini 4 will remain on sale for a period of time.

Apple is rumored to introduce a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro as early as the WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5, so it’s conceivable to think the iPad mini could be axed then if the report is accurate. Apple’s tablet lineup would then consist of the iPad Pro in 12.9-inch, 10.5-inch, and 9.7-inch sizes, and the new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad.

Apple launched the original iPad mini in 2012. Since the iPhone 6 Plus launched in 2014, it’s been speculated that the 5.5-inch smartphone may be at least partially cannibalizing sales of the iPad mini, but Apple doesn’t break out its tablet sales numbers on a model-by-model basis, so it’s hard to say for sure.

Nearly two months ago, Apple discontinued the iPad mini 2 and stopped selling a 32GB version of the iPad mini 4. It also lowered the starting price of the 128GB iPad mini 4 to $399, which was previously the 32GB model’s price point.

Japanese blog Mac Otakara claimed Apple would release a 7.9-inch iPad Pro in March with a Smart Connector, True Tone display, four speakers and microphones, a 12-megapixel rear camera with True Tone flash, and an improved processor, but it’s already May and the rumor has yet to materialize.

Source:MacRumors

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Earlier this week, a well-known research firm that requested confidentiality told us that, based on their own sources, it expects Apple to announce new products later this month, most likely during the week of March 20. The research firm did not say which products it expects, or the manner in which they will be announced.

Following our report, some Japanese analysts have predicted that a second-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be announced next week, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. The analysts are reportedly basing this prediction on supply chain information and the lack of a scheduled Apple event next week.

Given that Apple usually invites the media to a launch event at least 10 days beforehand, and if the information we were provided about Apple announcing new products as early as next week is accurate, it is possible the so-called “iPad Pro 2” could be announced via press release rather than at a launch event.

A press release could be an appropriate manner for Apple to announce a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, given that rumors suggest it will be an iterative upgrade. One of the only rumored additions to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is quad microphones, while Mac Otakara suggests it could have a faster Apple A10X chip.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to launch a low-cost 9.7-inch iPad Pro this year, likely with its current Apple A9X chip. He did not mention an entirely new 9.7-inch model. If the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is essentially only getting a price cut, then a press release as early as next week would be fitting.

Apple similarly issued a press release when it dropped the price of the fourth-generation iPad to $399 in March 2014. Apple’s current low-cost 9.7-inch model, the iPad Air 2, starts at $399, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro starts at $599.

Beyond the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple is rumored to launch an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro with slimmer bezels and an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the near future. A few reports claim a new 7.9-inch iPad Pro could also be released, but some analysts disagree and do not expect the iPad mini 4 to be updated.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is expected to have slimmer bezels, and there is a slim chance it will have no Home button, allowing it to have the same overall footprint as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This design could foreshadow the rumored 5.8-inch iPhone. The tablet is also rumored to have a higher-resolution display and quad microphones.

The updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro is said to feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and True Tone display like the current 9.7-inch model, using advanced four-channel ambient light sensors to automatically adapt the color and intensity of the display to match the light in the surrounding environment.

While it is becoming clear that new iPads are on the horizon, Apple’s exact launch plans remain convoluted.

If Apple still plans to host an event later this month as one increasingly unlikely rumor said, it would most likely fall between Monday, March 27 and Friday, March 31, given the 10-plus-day buffer for inviting the media.

At this event, the rumor said Apple will unveil its new iPad Pro lineup, a larger iPhone SE model with 128GB storage, and new Apple Watch bands. The report also claimed Apple will add a red color option for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which could be part of its charitable (PRODUCT)RED campaign.

Of course, the event could be later. Taiwanese website DigiTimes claims Apple is planning to unveil the 10.5-inch iPad Pro at an early April event to “mark the inauguration of Apple’s new headquarters in California,” but it is unlikely that the supply chain sources cited would know this specific information.

It is also unclear if Steve Jobs Theater would be ready for an April event, as Apple indicated it opens “later this year” while employees start moving to the new campus next month. The latest drone footage by Duncan Sinfield shows that the theater is still under construction and surrounded by mounds of dirt.

Source:MacRumors

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