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The Company Samsung Scales back Smartphone Output Throughout April As Demand Plummets

According to a recent report in the tech publication The Elec reports the company will cut down production from an average 25 million devices per month to only 10 million devices throughout April. This outlet also quotes an anonymous source to propose that ongoing lockdowns due to Covid-19 as well as the halting of production facilities located in India and the country of Brazil are the main reasons for the reduction.
Samsung state numbers will be normalized during the month of May when the India and Brazil plants will reopen manufacturing. Although, given that the lockdown has been extended in India until May 3 as well as knowing that Covid 19 cases unfortunately are rising in both these two countries, the anticipated recovery could yet be longer than what the company thinks.
Thankfully, there is a silver lining for Samsung. Sales projections of the Galaxy S20 Ultra have been outperforming all market predictions and sales are expected to hit 6 million units through this year as against the anticipated numbers about 3.5 to 5.25 million units.

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Coronavirus: How often should you clean your phone and how? It’s thought that your phone holds more bacteria than a public toilet

Health officials are urging people to clean their phones often to help contain the spread of coronavirus.

We regularly touch surfaces with our hands, but perhaps the most frequently-handled item we use is our smartphones.

Authorities have already stated that the public should be washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice, or the national anthem), but what should you do when it comes to your phone?

Here, we take a look at how often you should clean your phone – and how to do so properly.

How long does coronavirus live on objects?

It’s currently unknown how long coronavirus can survive on objects, but studies related to viruses like Sars have shown that germs can live anything from a number of hours to several days, depending on the type of surface, and the temperature and humidity.

How often should you clean your phone?

A previous study carried out by Public Health England found faecal matter (which can cause gastrointestinal infections) on the most commonly touched surfaces – including smartphones. Which, let’s face it, is beyond gross.

Health experts speaking on Good Morning America have suggested that “as many times as you wash your hands today, you can consider wiping down your phone.”

William Keevil, a professor of environmental healthcare at the University of Southampton, also warned: “You could be washing your hands, but if you start touching your smartphone screen and then touch your face that is a potential route of infection.” 

How should you clean your phone?

According to most major phone makers, like Apple and Samsung, you should avoid using alcohol, or antibacterial wipes.

The main concern is that harsh chemicals may damage the protective coating on your phone’s screen, which could in turn make it easier for germs to stick to the surface. 

Instead, they recommend using a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth when the device is turned off. They suggest warm, soapy water, but highlight it’s important to avoid getting moisture in the charging port and other openings. Most modern phones are water-resistant, but do check beforehand!

You shouldn’t just clean the front screen. You have to thoroughly wipe the back, inside and edges of the phone as well.

For a deep clean, you’ll want to remove your phone from any case you might have it in, turn the phone off and unplug everything from it.

Products like ZEISS Smartphone Wipes will also do the job as they’re specifically designed for touchscreens.

Thoroughly cleaning the screen, sides and back with these kinds of wipes, and washing your hands properly, should all help keep germs to a minimum.

Another method which has been suggested is to use a UV light to kill bacteria.

Products like PhoneSoap, phone-sized tanning bed which blasts your phone with UV light, will also work wonders to sterilise the germs on your devices.

How should I clean my iPhone?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s been rather more difficult to clean an iPhone with Apple’s official guidance for years saying that cleaning the device with anything other than “a soft, lint-free cloth’ would damage it. 

However, the tech giant has updated its official guidance to say that you can use alcohol wipes to clean an iPhone. 

“Using a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe or clorox disinfecting wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, non-porous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces,” says the guidance. “Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don’t submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents.”

Confirmed cases of the virus in the UK has now reached 319, while a fourth person has died from the disease. More than 111,600 people have been infected by the coronavirus across the world and 3,884 have died.

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Eco Friendly iPhone Cases In Australia

Currently, there is a large variety of phone cases that have been made with eco-friendly materials. These materials include materials such as laser-engraved bamboo, recycled skateboards, recycled ocean plastic, sustainable cork, and also biodegradable as well as compostable plastic.

The following cases are made from biodegradable bioplastic, these iPhone cases really are tough, beautiful and are eco-friendly.

If you are getting a new iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max then you will need a case to go with it. Now thanks to these bioplastic cases you don’t have to buy a plastic case that comes in layers of non-recyclable rigid plastic. We here at Melbourne iPhone Cases have done research and discovered there are more sustainable case choices available. 

Not only are the below phone cases made with biodegradable materials, they are also tough, unique and durable. Even the packaging these cases come in is eco friendly and made from recycled cardboard.

iPhone 11 eco friendly case
iPhone 11 Pro eco friendly case

Case-Mate Eco Tough Clear Case Now Available in Australia

Pictured are the Case-Mate Eco94 Tough clear cases. These cases are made from a bio-based plastic from corn, this case is as eco-friendly as it is stylish. These cases are made for the iPhone 11 series of phones. The iPhone 11 Tough Eco Case version of this case will also fit the iPhone XR. 

Bioplastics are plastic materials that are made from renewable sources. These sources include: vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, sawdust, recycled food waste, etc. Bioplastic can also be made from agricultural by products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers by using different microorganisms.For more information on and about different phone cases please visit our homepage at Melbourne iPhone Cases.

iPhone 11 Lifeproof Next Cases

If you don’t need a waterproof case for your iPhone 11 but you like LifeProof’s tough and protective cases, but, then maybe consider the Lifeproof’s NEXT case. 

The NEXT cases give you equal amounts of drop protection LifeProof’s FRE case, and also give port protection. This port protection not only gives protection it makes the case dirtproof, dustproof and also snowproof. Lifeproof’s NEXT cases give exceptional protection for your iPhone and at the same time this case shows off your iPhone’s great looking rear with its crystal clear back.

Lifeproof Next Rose Oil iPhone 11 Case

Lifeproof Next Case Specifications: 

  •  2 Metre (6.6 ft) drop protection. 
  • Port protection 
  • Crystal clear polycarbonate back does a great job showing off your iPhone 11
  • Rubber sides give a nice grip 
  • Mute switch lever to protect mute switch 
  • Excellent, secure fit on iPhone 
  • High protective lip around iPhone 
  • Made to fit with OtterBox Alpha Glass screen protector 
  • Easy press buttons 
  • NEXT is wireless charging compatible


  • Like most clear polycarbonate cases, the glossy clear polycarbonate back is vulnerable to scratching, despite the anti scratch coating 
  • Like most clear polycarbonate cases, the glossy clear polycarbonate back will show fingerprints relatively easily 
  • Does tend to show watermarking to a greater or lesser degree.

These LifeProof NEXT cases for your  iPhone 11 are available directly from Melbourne iPhone Cases. NEXT cases are available in the blue Bluebery Frost and pink Rose Oil colours as well as a black sided, Black Crystal, and red, Raspberry Ice versions. 

Otterbox Cases For iPhones

Best iPhone Protection: OtterBox Defender Series 

Many people consider Otterbox to be the gold standard when it comes to rugged protection for your iPhone, and the Defender Series Pro is the toughest case it offers. It boasts a layered design with a durable synthetic rubber slipcover surrounded by a polycarbonate shell with clean lines that enhance grip. Older versions of this case featured a built-in screen protector, but the iPhone 11 Pro version is “screenless” though you can combine it with a separate screen protector. You’ll also find covers to keep lint and dirt out of your ports and a holster with a belt clip that can double as a stand. The button covers are well defined and make the buttons easy to press. Otterbox puts these cases through 24 different tests, for a total of 238 hours of testing, so you can be confident about the drop protection. This case also offers OtterArmor Microbial Defense to guard against germs.

Best Folio: OtterBox Strada Series Cases

The OtterBox Strada Series is a folio case that wraps around the screen and gives you total protection across your phone. And it also features some nice looks to back up that functionality.

The Strada comes with a leather finish to add a stylish look to your iPhone X. The leather wraps around the screen to protect your screen and includes protection for all the buttons on the device. Better yet, it comes with a vertical cardholder slot that will allow you to store your credit cards, business cards, and other cards right on the case.

In addition to the screen protection, the Strada comes with a dual-material design that’s designed to protect it from drops, bumps, scratches, and scrapes. And since it’s a one-piece case, it should slip on and off your iPhone without too much trouble.

Otterbox Strada iPhone Case

Best Budget: OtterBox Symmetry Series Case

When your case choice is all about design, simplicity and saving some cash on your next purchase, look no further than the OtterBox Symmetry Series Case.

The case, which is compatible with iPhones, is a thinner option that will easily fit inside your pocket and not take up too much space. It features a dual-material construction that can both absorb shock and keep your smartphone safe when it falls. And since it has raised edges around the screen, if it falls flat, it should keep your display safe.

The OtterBox Symmetry is among the cheapest options of any OtterBox case, but keep in mind that prices will vary depending on the phone you have. And if you want a case that will block the Lightning port to prevent entry of foreign objects, this isn’t the case for you.

Still, it offers an outstanding value and design for the price.

Best Overall: OtterBox Commuter Series 

The OtterBox Commuter Series is the workhorse of the OtterBox lineup of cases. It offers a nice balance of protection and good-looks and generally works with a variety of phones. But be aware that it doesn’t come with a screen protector.

OtterBox’s Commuter Series is a two-piece case that includes areas to absorb shock and protect your phone from sharp objects. There are also port covers built into the case, so your iPhone’s Lightning port or your Android device’s USB-C port will remain safe.

That said, OtterBox’s Commuter Series is designed to give you easy access to all the buttons on your phone. And since it has a soft material inside, it won’t scratch your device whenever you insert the phone into the case.

The Commuter Series is a bit bulkier than some other OtterBox cases, but should still easily slip in and out of your pocket. 

Otterbox Commuter Case

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