The Problem With Transparent iPhone Cases: Why They Turn Yellow Over Time.
It’s no secret that transparent iPhone cases tend to develop an unsightly yellow tint just a few week into use.
However, this issue doesn’t only happens to iPhone cases. It affects all clear cases made from a specific material.
If you haven’t seen what a yellowed case looks like, take a look at the “before and after” image of a transparent iPhone case below.
Unfortunately, this yellowing isn’t something you can simply wipe away with a damp cloth.
It’s a change that can’t be undone, and it happens because of certain chemical reactions.
So, why do most transparent cases turn yellow after a while? Let’s explore the causes of this coloration in clear cases:
The primary culprit behind yellowing cases is the material used.
Most clear cases on the market are made from Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) due to its numerous advantages, such as transparency, flexibility, and good impact absorption.
While TPUs are indeed transparent, they’re not as crystal clear as they might seem.
In reality, they tend to have a subtle yellowish tint, and manufacturers often make adjustments to achieve the clear appearance we desire.
Under right conditions, these cases can remain transparent indefinitely.
However, once these conditions are compromised, the case reverts to its naturally “transparent yellow” state.
The two primary conditions that lead to yellowing in TPUs and subsequent degradation are :
Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation from the Sun
Sunlight contains UV rays, which are electromagnetic waves.
When these rays interact with TPUs, they break down the molecules, leading to degradation and discoloration.
The extent of this process depends on the intensity and frequency of sun exposure.
Moisture and Dirt
Moisture and dirt are the enemies of transparent objects, leaving behind unsightly coatings.
Moreover, moisture from sweat and other bodily secretions, which contain salts, oil, and mild acidity, can be corrosive to TPUs.
When combined with dust, dirt, and oily residues, sweat and sunlight can accelerate the yellowing process of transparent cases.
The Solution: Anti-Yellowing Cases
Thankfully, our engineers have developed solutions to combat the yellowing problem in transparent cases by utilizing premium materials and advanced technology. One such innovation is EnduraClear™.
Introducing EnduraClear™ Clear Technology
EnduraClear™ is X.One’s new Anti-Yellowing coating to delay yellowing time by 3X slower, ensuring your case remains clear for longer period.
It combines TPU and Acrylic material to create a case that remains crystal clear even when exposed to extreme conditions like UV radiation and moisture.
This technology sets these cases apart and has been independently tested and confirmed by SGS, a globally recognized organization.
Placing phone cases into UV Light Accelerated Aging Test Chamber for 120 hours (simulation of 9 months usage), conducted by SGS, X.One’s Dropguard Pro (Magsafe Compatible) with EnduraClear™ series remained clear, while a case without EnduraClear™ turned yellowish under the same conditions.
Why Choose X.One Dropguard Pro with EnduraClear™
X.One has been producing clear cases for years, but the ones that are cured with EnduraClear™ is the clearest and most anti-yellowing option available.
It combines TPU and Acrylic material to create a durable impact-protection case that retains its clarity over time.
Apart from that, X.One Dropguard Pro is engineered with DNA Guard Technology™ , our revolutionary 20ft drop protection technology.
A clear case should enhance your iPhone’s design, but the common issue of yellowing can hinder that.
X.One has provided a cost-effective yet effective solution with EnduraClear™, which outperforms other clear cases in the market.
SGS certification validates it as a long-lasting anti-yellowing case, making it ideal choice for your premium Apple device.
Say goodbye to yellowing and enjoy the clarity your iPhone deserves with, X.One Dropguard Pro with EnduraClear™.