Here's a gallery of graphic broken Apple Watch photos because reality isn't kind to electronics

Here's a gallery of graphic broken Apple Watch photos because reality isn't kind to electronics
As technology defies nature to make our lives easier, nature strikes back with the screen-shattering, surface-damaging effects of gravity and impact. Unfortunately, despite Apple's efforts to whip the Apple Watch into military-grade shape, the device turned out as delicate as all mobile devices. Mere days after it got to users' hands, we already have a gallery of horrors showing broken screens and scratched cases. 

Although the $350 Apple Watch Sport sports a hardened glass layer that's difficult to scratch unless you really dig into it, the material won't survive an impact from drops or being run over. Consumer Reports' testing is one thing, but we get to learn that sapphire isn't the screen protection panacea either, as a regular used managed what CR couldn't - scratch the sapphire screen of the Milanese Loop Apple Watch. Hopefully, sapphire is strong enough to withstand impact, unlike tempered glass. 

Oh, and since we mentioned tempered glass, you might wonder whether those screen protectors made of the stuff are any good, since they obviously break and all. Well, they do break, but they are designed to defend the display glass underneath by shattering to absorb the impact which would have went into the display otherwise. Tempered glass also contains a thin plastic layer, which holds the pieces of broken glass together so they don't do further damage. With this in mind, screen protectors for the Apple Watch by established brands are already on sale, so you're better off buying one.

If you are sensitive to broken pieces of technology, skip the gallery. Otherwise, check out the gory photos below and if you have an Apple Watch, treat it right.


via Mashable

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11 Comments

1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

I am sure by this time next year, we will see at least 10 people in our life with a cracked apple watch.

11. FriendlyFoe09

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

When you have a popular device going out to millions of people. It is bound to get in the hands of those few really dumb people. Who are so dumb they are close to not being self aware.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

You have to be a total cluts to already have broken the Apple watch (unless you do it on purpose to make some dough on YouTube). You can strap a crystal butterfly to my rust and I would probably not break it for at least a month.

4. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

All things are possible through alcohol.

3. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Aaaaand, thats why I use Android Wear devices with its Gorilla Glass that hasnt etched, scratched or cracked after 6 months of wear.

5. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

OMG!!! Apple offers the best quality products ever. What to do, i'm gonna bookmark this article and show it to all iWorshipers around me.

6. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

These people must take no care, treat it as you would something really expensive. Or it's just cheap.

7. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So, this is the breakable, disposable wrist toy some dumb people pay so much for?

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thats what sapphire glass is... hard to scratch but easy to broken/shatter.. just like all those sapphire vs GG video in youtube :P

9. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'm surprised with the sapphire glass scratching on the one watch in the picture. I've worn my Swiss watches everyday for the past 10 years and none of them have one blemish on their sapphire screens. I mean I wear them everywhere, except when I sleep and when I go to the gym or jog. I must hit the sapphire face all the time from just daily use and they still look perfect. The ion glass I can understand if it may scratch but that sapphire glass already scratching is baffling to me. If I was an Apple buyer (I'm not) I would have picked up the Steel edition (or whatever it is called) because it would have had at least the sapphire glass.

10. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

"gallery of graphic broken Apple Watch photos" Three of the 5 in the massive graphic gallery of destruction are the same watch. So a total of 3 images of unique brokeness? I just expected...more

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