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

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

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, 14:21 8

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

For sure they didn't drop them to see if it can crack or break!

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:50

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Lol I hope not.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 21:09

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

I direct you to this articlehttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Lumia-820-gets-stepped-on-in-this-advertisement_id37186 which refers tohttp://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=DE9WLgLBeDM&feature=player_embedded&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Ffeature%3Dplayer_embedded%26v%3DDE9WLgLBeDM

Iphones break by being looked at.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:15 1

8. tomn1ce (Posts: 229; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)

I must say that I've seen a lot of iphones with cracked screens. I guess some people don't want to pay for insurance or insurance isn't an option for them and they refuse to put a case and/or screen protector on their device....oh well, shame on them...

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:25

12. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)

after all these years of "GORILLA GLASS" sh*t, i have come to a conclusion that this is nothing but bs!

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:33 1

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

Like someone said certain phones don't have it apparently my Atrix does and the only thing it's suffered is a crack, but the way it looks is a line through the middle of the phone and that's it. So it worked for me for these two years lol.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 21:41 1

52. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Its not BS. Gorilla Glass was never said to be indestructible.


Highly damage resistant is like water resistant. Resistant is not the same as proof.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:35 1

15. aco96 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

My 2,5 years old Nokia X6 has very tough screen. It's much more durable than my X7 (which is 6 months old, and has much more scratches)

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:37 5

16. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Apple fans new slogan.

It just works, even with a cracked screen!

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:48 3

17. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

The other 77% have otterboxes on them. I can't remember the last time I saw an iPhone without an otterbox.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 15:26

26. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

good for otterbox? i really wish there were more options easily available in stores... :(

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:58 1

21. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)

Gorilla Glass is though against impacts coming from the front, scratches etc. but every mobile glass crack if you hit it on the sides (especially if it's not surrounded by metal or plastic)

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 15:04 2

22. ilia1986 (unregistered)

And on other news: 100% of Android users reported that they have successfully customized their device to their liking.


posted on 09 Feb 2013, 17:34 1

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

My iPhone is customized to my liking. Not many options so its easy to do. U know what I do like that I just discovered? U can go into the picture folders hit edit, and rearrange them. That kinda shocked me, due to the fact that iOS doesn't offer much customization.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 18:25 9

35. tedkord (Posts: 14124; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Did you go for the rows of icons, or the rows of icons?

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 18:43 1

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Ted grow up, at least sometime say something intelligent. No need for constant foolishness

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 23:27 3

61. tedkord (Posts: 14124; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I will if you will.

It was a joke. Unbunch your panties.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 22:00

56. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


posted on 10 Feb 2013, 02:20 2

66. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I go for the icons specailly when they are in rows...

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 03:34 3

67. ilia1986 (unregistered)

But you can also place icons in columns! It's such a huge change!

Oh and did you know that you can have your standard lock screen and also... the standard lock screen? It's insane!

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 15:17 6

23. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

Every person I know who has had a problem with their iPhone has had either:
1. Cracked screen (from dropping it)
2. Faulty home button. (on all generations)

...And Apple fanboys dare to criticise companies like Samsung and LG for build quality.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 17:30 1

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

What do I think would happen, or could happen to a Samsung or lg if u dropped?

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 01:22

65. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

I dropped my Droid Charge, HTC Thunderbolt, Droid 1 and Droid Inc. All survived with the most happening is chipping in the casing or the back cover popping off. Now if I were to forcibly throw the phones that would be a different story (which I did due to frustration of the 256MB RAM on the Droid 1). None of the phones had cases, same goes for my Rezound. The casing on the Nexus 4 may crack easily but I'm not sure about the screen which is what we're talking about here. I guess it depends on how it was assembled.

It's not that I'm clumsy but have a pretty rough occupation along with people rushing into my lab for results.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 06:30

70. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

U need a case

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 23:26 2

60. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

And every person you know is either a moron or has no sense of responsibility when it comes to taking care of their phones. I'm going to go w/the latter. If you dropped the phone and the screen cracked...mf'er...its bc you dropped it. Why is that the phones fault? Never had a home button issue or cracked screen. If these ppl are careless w/their phones take responsibility for that carelessness...don't blame the phone build quality. Learn how to handle a phone...smh

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 15:18 1

24. papss (unregistered)

I know two people that have cracked iphones

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 18:29 5

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I know more than that.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 15:29 1

27. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

>> 31% of those with a cracked screen said that they would not bother getting it fixed.

Pretty high number :)

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 15:59 1

28. Neopanther (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)

You wouldn't catch me with one of those phones if someone snuck one in my coffin at my funeral.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 17:17 1

30. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

The truth is that plastic is simply better for screens.

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