When it comes to tech devices, there is nothing more popular than smart phones. People all over the world utilize their smart phones for all kinds of reasons — especially navigating the Internet, as 50% of mobile phone owners use their phone as their primary Internet source. Smartphone usage might even be a little too much, as more children around the world aged two to five are able to navigate various smartphone apps (19%) than tie their own shoes (9%).
Though there are plenty of tech companies that produce quality smart phones, Apple has reigned supreme thanks to the various iPhone installments.
Tests revealed that the iPhone XS Max delivers a 20% higher Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE), which is the time before a retina will become inflamed due to screen exposure, than the iPhone 7. Additionally, the new iPhone was found to have a lower Melatonin Suppression Sensitivity (MSS) score of 20.1% versus 24.6% for the iPhone 7. This is basically a measure of blue light exposure which disrupts the circadian rhythm and can actively damage the cells in your eyes.
According to Forbes, in addition to the excellent features iPhone X’s offer, Apple’s new iPhones have some serious problems, as well.
Face ID component supplier AMS AG has been forced to slash its revenue estimates. AMS is the latest in a string of iPhone suppliers to announce revenue cutbacks; including Hon Hai, Japan Display, and Lumentum Holdings. AMS revised its fourth quarter 2018 revenue estimates down from highs of $610 million to new lows of $480 million, citing “recent damaged changes from a major consumer customer.”
That unnamed customer… is Apple.
“Many suppliers have lowered numbers because of their unnamed ‘largest customer,’ which is Apple,” said Chaim Siegel Elazar Capital analyst.
Despite these issues, and the recent price increases for the new iPhones, Apple will most likely be fine. If you’re in the market for a new phone and are nervous about staying on the iPhone bandwagon, give some of these popular options a try:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Huawei Mate 20 PRO
- OnePlus 6T
- Huawei P20 PRO
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- LG V40 THINQ
- Sony Eperia XZ3