Here is where around your home an iPhone is most likely to be damaged

Here is where around your home an iPhone is most likely to be damaged
One of the last sounds that an iPhone owner wants to hear is the sound of their iPhone shattering after a fall to the floor. Sadly, quite a few of them likely know how that feels like: it is estimated that about 3 in every 10 iPhones have been damaged one way or another, according to data provided by SquareTrade – a company offering protection plans for various of our pricey gadgets. Care to learn more facts about iPhones and where they suffer damage most often? Then read along as we go over this neat infographic.

So if you've ever dropped your iPhone in the toilet, rest assured that you're not alone. In fact, about 9% of iPhone owners have done it, according to SquareTrade. As a whole, about 16% of all iPhone-related accidents that take place at the user's home occur in the bathroom. And what's also pretty interesting is that 5% of those who own (or once owned) iPhones were unfortunate enough to put their smartphone in the washing machine by accident.

Want to learn even more? Then the entire inforgraphic is available below. Feel free to check it out, and in case your iPhone has also been damaged accidentally, do not hesitate to share your story with us down in the comments.

source: SquareTrade via Mashable




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24 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I treat mine with lots of care, and keep it away from water.

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Hasn't Apple figured it out yet, that maybe these are not accidents... I mean the phone is not given the name icrap for nothing... :(

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What were these people before they dropped their phone in toilet?

6. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

My friend had her's in her back pocket and slipped out and fell in a port-o-potty

8. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Tell her to remove it after 6 months from that sewage tank. It should remain in working condition, 'kay? Tried and tested by a very trusted site with positive result.

11. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

port-o-potty??? LMFAO!!! Priceless, man!!!

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Hey, don't criTiCiZe, it happened to me. I inadvertently dropped my iPhone 4 in eau de toiLet last year after mother nature came-a-callin' and iWent-a-runnin'!! In a feverish frenzy to drop my drawers, iDropped my iPhone instead and then dropped mother nature on top. I used a clothes hanger (not the Mommy Dearest kind, the wire kind) to scoop it out of the loo. My only recourse to try and salvage it was to place it in the wash because FaceTime™ was now FaceGriMe™; I guess I fall into the 9 and 5 percentiLe, respectively. Good thing I had Verizon insurance through Assurion; I was upgraded to an iPhone 4S. I guess sh¡t happens for a reason.

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Would be interesting to see a comparison with other phones :)

4. wendygarett unregistered

All of my 5 iPhone shattered outside my home (road) but still functional, and yeah my 4th iphone is because on top of the car :D

20. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

What the hell is wrong wiz U!!!!

7. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

This happens with every phone. Not only iPhones...

12. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Yes, but iPhone is the only phone that matters.

15. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

You just woke me up from a long dream where newly developed androids helped people day by day, while a certain flower never closed itself and never allowed its pollen grains to spread, just to rot away. Yeah, thanks for that ;P

16. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

I am here to make sure that fandroids are brought into the reality of things......you're welcome ;-)

19. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Android Hater!!!!

24. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

I'm not an android hater....I just don't like lag.

21. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Ur such a bitch 4 saying that

23. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Your mother did not make a reply on here....why are you addressing her?

9. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

This dosent happen with Xperia V or Acro S !!

14. Robert235

Posts: 70; Member since: May 30, 2010

This apple's secret plot to make iphone users to do stupid stuff with their phone to buy a new one.

17. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

iphone owners are stupid to do this things to mobile phone

18. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I thought an iphone can last in water for 6months like the one that was in the lake...ahaha Iphoney!!

22. RandomlyPsychotic

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

I'm guilty being that 12% who's ruined their iPhone with Coffee....lols...at...Starbucks.

25. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

do it with a nokia 3310.

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