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

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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10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30835; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol I hope not.

8. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 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...

12. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

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

14. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 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.

52. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Its not BS. Gorilla Glass was never said to be indestructible. http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/ Highly damage resistant is like water resistant. Resistant is not the same as proof.

15. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 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)

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple fans new slogan. It just works, even with a cracked screen!

17. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

26. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

21. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 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)

22. ilia1986 unregistered

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

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30835; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30835; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

61. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I will if you will. It was a joke. Unbunch your panties.

56. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

ROFL!!

66. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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!

23. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 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.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30835; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

65. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

70. darkkjedii

Posts: 30835; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U need a case

60. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 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

24. papss unregistered

I know two people that have cracked iphones

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30835; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I know more than that.

27. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

>> 31% of those with a cracked screen said that they would not bother getting it fixed. Pretty high number :)

28. Neopanther

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 09, 2013

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

30. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The truth is that plastic is simply better for screens.
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