With Apple’s recent announcement, it made me pause and consider what people do or don’t do to protect their new devices, like the iPhone and iPad Pro. Did you know that 50% of people under the age of 35 will break their smartphone within the first 12 months? What’s even more surprising is that over $23.5 billion has been spent on smartphone repair in the US alone – almost half of that just on iPhones! You can read these and other interesting facts about screen protection in the infographic below.
Today, our smartphones can do just about anything. They help us update our statuses, locate a restaurant downtown, download work documents and even store digital credit cards. However, for how helpful they can be, we don’t seem to treat them very well. Thanks to a lack of phone screen protectors, in the U.S. alone, $23.5 billion has been spent on smartphone repairs. From scratches and cracks to shattered screens, many are asking, why are we so hard on our smartphones? Why can’t we have nice things?