NEW YORK — Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.
Despite engineering breakthroughs, screen breakage has become a part of life, the leading type of phone damage.
In part, we're to blame. We want phones that are bigger, yet thinner, offsetting strides made in strengthening glass. We also want phones to be sleek: A phone that's rugged enough to withstand drops just won't match what we expect smartphones to look and feel like.