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23% of Apple iPhone screens are cracked, according to a survey

0. phoneArena 09 Feb 2013, 13:41 posted on

A poll taken by an insurance company that insures mobile handsets, found that 23% of the the 2,471 Apple iPhone owners responding to a survey were sporting an iPhone with cracked glass; some didn't have the time to get the repair made, while for some it was a matter of money if they did not carry insurance for the device...

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posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:47 19

1. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


icrack ?

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:21 5

9. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


whoever has cracked screens usually respond to that surveys to show thier frustation. however in breakt ests , one x , note 2 , breaks easier than iphone

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 15:23 18

25. SonyFan (Posts: 22; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


i've never seen a phone which has a crack and is no iphone(ok maybe 1 but not more)
i know about 10 people who has cracked iphones

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 21:37 4

50. bigdawg23 (Posts: 455; Member since: 25 May 2011)


Every I know that cracks their phone gets it fixed. Now as for damaged phones most of the ones I see are Samsung. Personally I dropped my Skyrocket once from 8" off a soft tile floor and the screen shattered, also same thing with my Note. I had my Vivid fall out of my pocket from 3 feet and shattered the screen. My buddy has had two SG3 broke in what phones generally do not. Meanwhile my iPhone 5 has been dropped twice with no issues, And no I am not accident prone, but work in a physically environment that has caused these issues.

Yesterday I talk to a girl with a cracked Note 2 screen. She was pissed because her phone was in a wallet flip case. Two of here credit cards did the damage. She said she slipped on the ice and her phone was in her jacket pocket. The cards get pressed harder than normal and broke it.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 00:39

64. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


heh, icrack... That's what she said!

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 06:22

68. darkkjedii (Posts: 22127; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude I guy at my job dropped his note 2, and completely shattered the screen. We were standing in his bus he's about my height 6'5", and was holding the phone at chin level. So from about 6' it took one bad fall...I'll admit it was a bad fall, and that was it.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 10:53 1

77. Droiddoes (unregistered)


This happened...

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 11:00

78. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If a phone falls from 6', there's no way it's going to survive.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:54

79. darkkjedii (Posts: 22127; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Probably not. That's a high fall for something packing glass

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 15:25

82. tuminatr (Posts: 774; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


My understanding is that the Iphone up tel the Iphone 4 had Gorilla Glass that the 4 and 4s tried the same kind of glas put on supertrain windshields and has a much higer rate of cracking but less scratching. Also that they went back to Gorilla Glass with the Iphone 5

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 16:42 11

29. Johnnokia (Posts: 1108; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Buy Nokia phone in 2013.

2053 .. Every thing is intact like 40 years ago.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 21:28 2

48. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Did you leave it inside the box in a treasure chest ?

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 09:14 4

75. sayedejaz (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


Siri, siri
YES PAPA
bluetooth sharing?
NO PAPA
File manager?
NO PAPA
Open apple maps?
HA HA HA! :P

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:52 11

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its a design feature of the iphone at this stage,you either totally cover up that expensive 'premium' glass design with a rugged case or you add insurance to your contract.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:15 8

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder if the other 77% have iCases on their phone? Just walking around, if I see someone using an iPhone, there seem to be a lot of them with cases. Don't know if it is 3 out of 4, but it is a lot.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:52 4

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22127; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I case mine, for both drop protection, and to keep resale value high. Think about it bro, even if it survives the drop scratches scuffs, and dings make the device less pretty, and drops resale value. People I don't care if its gorilla glass 4...case your device.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 20:02 2

40. techtruth (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


iphones are just meant to show off dude!!! a case just ruins that....

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 20:12

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 22127; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They're also by far the most valuable phones on the resale market, so it makes sense to keep them looking beautiful, and damage free. U conveniently forgot to mention that part.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 20:25 1

43. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Not so much, which is why they have the stupid and purpose-defeating hole in the back to show the silly logo.

I wonder when apple will start making the logo on their mobile devices' logo glow.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:57 1

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22127; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I sold plenty of iPhones on Craigslist, and the most asked question was always does it have any damage.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 22:24 1

59. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


mine has no scratches...is well protected

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 06:23

69. darkkjedii (Posts: 22127; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Smart man

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 13:13

81. stealthd (unregistered)


Just like the Nexus 4

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:56

3. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Wait doesn't Apple use Gorilla Glass? Or at least I thought they did.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:08 10

5. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


because they want ppl to buy apple care apple wants to make $$$$$ duh

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:30 1

13. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


Well I didn't know that's why I asked duh.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:14

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 22127; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Gorilla glass 2

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:24 9

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Are you sure it has Gorilla Glass? It's not on Corning's official product list;

http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/products-with-gorilla/full-products-list

The glass may be made by Corning, I just don't think it's officially Gorilla Glass.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 17:32 1

32. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


And I do understand that the page does say that some devices may be unlisted and still have Gorilla Glass, but you would think that if your product is on the iPhone, arguably the most popular and well known smartphone, you would want to list that on your product website.

Also, I have never seen any official statements from Apple about them using Gorilla Glass. I've seen them make statements about using glass from Corning, but not Gorilla Glass specifically. Until Apple or Corning makes a statement saying that the iPhone does in fact use Gorilla Glass, it's safe to say that it doesn't.

Otherwise, most people could see it as Apple's act at making their profit margins even larger at the cost of the consumer.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:07 2

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22127; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They do, but ask yourself what are people doing to crack them.

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