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Apple iPhone 4: be careful not to drop it

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Apple iPhone 4: be careful not to drop it
Remember when we told you about the folks at iFixYouri, who performed some drop tests with an Apple iPhone 4 prototype? The results of the test back then were pretty dreadful, with the strengthened glass being fatally broken on the third drop. The thing was we couldn't be sure if this would be the case with the final units.

Now those rascals of iFixYouri have returned, with a retail iPhone 4 unit, decided to put the costly gadget to the same meet-the-floor test. And this time they have documented it all on video. So here's the deal: the iPhone 4 successfully survived the first drop with little damage. The second drop didn't cause significant external damages as well, although it turned the phone off. No idea if could be turned back on. At this point we could feel the outcome of this won't be bright. The special glass managed to resist the third drop, but the fourth one put an end to the test, with the result being quite ugly.

So, whether or not you believe this glass is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, we would simply advise you to be extremely careful not to drop your iPhone 4.

Apple iPhone 4 Specifications

via: IntoMobile




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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. mcmkone (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Mar 2009)


Dang, i guess the glass wasn't ass strong as Jobs said it was... Imagine you go to hand your friend your phone and he drops it... i'm sure this will start many punch ups lol

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 06:56

2. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


Anything is going to break if you drop it 4 or 5 times. These tests are stupid. All these guy is doing is promoting his shity ass company.FAIL

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 07:01

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I have to agree with you here. Don't drop your phone. It's that simple. Really. You don't drop your coffee pot which you drink in the morning every day, and in the same manner you don't drop your phone.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 07:06

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Really? My friend has dropped his DROID over 30 times and it works perfectly, yea some of the black paint is chipped off but it works just fine. Face it, the iphone is a fragile item, it can't take any damage at all. I would know, I had the iphone before, I dropped it once and the screen went white...still worked but utterly useless. I did not want to deal with that again.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 07:23

5. ajmoore88 (Posts: 25; Member since: 13 Apr 2008)


I have dropped my droid many times while in a drunken stupor and it works just as good as the day I bought it with little damage, just some scratches on the metal case. You can keep your pretty little iphone, I'm quite happy with my droid.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:09

7. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


First your friend is a moron, 30 times? he has butterfingers because thats either exaggerated or he is not careful with his stuff. Go get the droid X and do this same exact test and lets see what happens. The droid is heavy and not the same as a phone that is keyboardless. The iphone isn't fragile, I have been running and going fast and my iphone fell and never broke....I disagree but respect your opinion

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:09

8. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i've dropped my droid more than 100 times and it's naked, it still works.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:25

14. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


why do you drop your phone a 100 times? are you retarded? or just a rich careless person that can replace it in a heartbeat. You don't sound like a person that takes of your stuff. You sound responsible my friend. Keep dropping your $500 phone then.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:34

17. SPcamert (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Feb 2010)


I've dropped my Devour on a regular basis (at least twice last night) and it's still in one piece.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:36

18. becazican (unregistered)


have dropped my droid over ten times and is still working fine, so no your statement is not true and i do love apple .

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:40

19. becazican (unregistered)


iloveiphone25....i love apple, the only thing i dont love is at&t it sucks, but people here are just responding to this articule and you seem fit to call them retarded(politically incorrect) and all sorts of names, i suggest you grow up and yes i have dropped my droid at least 10 times and works fine, much better built. i am not putting iphone down, its just they could of done better on this, people drop their phones alot.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:43

20. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


dude, what the fuck are you talking about? 10 times? you are fucking careless about your phone. Take care of your things, you are not going to drop the phone the way this guy is doing it. What does ATT have to do with this phone and it breaking? I have my opinion and you have yours. Thats fine.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 09:11

22. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Accidents happen troll... Why so serious?

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 09:30

24. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


accidents happen 10 times? or 30 times like others have said...no my friend, thats careless

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 09:31

25. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Accidents indeed happen. So everyone please stop going over these. Phones fall. Phones break. Its mostly a matter of luck. However, one should be careful enough in order not drop their phone on a regular basis (unless you really hate it like I hate my nokia 5800 - but thats another issue). If your phone breaks it's not because it's made of low quality materials, be it a Droid, an iPhone or even a freaking N-GAGE. It's because you dropped it. Period.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 11:40

33. dougvip (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


sure..... you drink your coffee once a day or twice .. you use your phone or have it all day, pick it . put it back in your pocket, once it has to fall down! phone has to be a good make!!! not question on it !!

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 11:47 1

34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i drop phones all the time.. on purpose. ive tossed all my phones over my shoulder to show customers how well they are built. i have yet to have to replace my phones. Blackberrys, cliqs, storms, mytouches... none have ever broken. dropping it is a part of life. if it cant be dropped.. its not worth buying.. period.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 12:05

38. TCC (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Jun 2010)


YES WE UNDERSTAND WE NEED TO BE MORE CAREFULL WITH OUR PHONES!! Please say something different, this is all you continue to see ILOVEIPHONE25

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 13:16

42. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Apparently the millions upon millions of people who bought the iPhone\3G\3GS\4 as well as all the iTouch models, disagree with you, it appears. I pity your customers who have to endure seing a high-end phone being thrown on purpose. It's like crashing your car just to see how much damage if at all would be be caused. Sure, car crashes are part of life, but it doesn't justify not being very careful when handling it, not to mention crashing it on purpose. Same thing on phones. I can assure you that every phone manufacturer would tell you right away that their phone is not meant to be dropped.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 14:27

46. dongdou (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 Jan 2009)


Does anybody remember the article on the droid screen??? It has the gorilla screen which is a really strong glass. it made it one of the strongest touch screen phones out there. why apple doesnt use it is beyond me youd think they have enough money to invest in something smart like moto did. But then again if an iphone fanboy breaks their phone they'll just buy another one.Whisch is smart when your in it for money not quality. Motorolla actually cares about their customers and makes their phones quality which is why so many people are going for the DROID X...

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 14:31

47. dongdou (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 Jan 2009)


splelling id bad sorry... * Motorola *which

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 15:54

50. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


u kno what i got an iphone 4 today n since at&t 's shitty service pissed me off i threw it on the floor and stepped on it till it broke..

posted on 25 Jun 2010, 07:54

53. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


you're right. i am a rich person who doesn't care about my stuff. i throw money out the window when i drive places. i have had it since november 9th, of course i've dropped it that many times.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 07:58

6. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Does anyone know of ANY kind of glass that's not going to break after repeated drops??? Give me a fucking break. It's strong glass but it's still GLASS you morons.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:10

9. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


mine hasn't broken yet. :-)

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:11

10. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


THANK YOU, this test just proves this guy is a fag. That phone could have gone to someone that wanted it or needed one. He just wasted $600 to advertise to shity company.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 08:12

12. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


I dropped my iphone 3gs four times and it never broke.....IT really DOESN"T MATTER ABOUT THE MATERIAL but HOW it falls. At the perfect angle with enough pressure all of these phones will crack.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 10:26

28. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)


And that comment makes you a very angry bigot.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 11:50

36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


while that is true, it happens much more frequently with phones that have a bezel around the screen. I guess theres just more inert pressure to start with. Concidering the iphone4 is just 2 pieces of glass held together by a metal bezel, its probably going to happen quite a bit. yell and call people retards all you want, but you dont see motorola or HTC making all glass phones.. LOL.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 15:53

49. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


serioulsy what are u 15 years old to still be using the word ''fag''?

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