If you don't put a case on your Apple iPhone X, it could end up looking like this!

You might remember a now famous video from 2014, dated September 19th. Yes, that was the day that the Apple iPhone 6 launched, and an 18-year old named named Jack Cooksey had just purchased the new phone at the Apple Store in Sydney, Australia. A television reporter on the scene decided to interview the kid, who was clutching the box containing his new phone. With the television camera focused on him, Jack opened the box and his brand new iPhone 6 slid right out and hit the pavement.

Well, let's move forward three years to 2017. Today, the Apple iPhone X is being launched, and while Apple claims that the glass front and back are made from the strongest glass to ever appear on a smartphone, that doesn't mean that the phone won't break if dropped. One video, which was labeled  tongue-in-cheek, "iPhone X drop text result," is actually nine-seconds worth of a cracked and damaged tenth anniversary model. And a photo that was attached to a tweet shows the rear glass on an iPhone X after its owner dropped the device.

Yes, the iPhone X looks cool. But if you own one, it means that you have invested at least a grand in the phone. Surely you can pay just a few extra bucks for a case to protect your investment. And if you don't like covering up the beauty of the handset by putting it in a case, take a look at both the video and the picture that accompany this story. Would you rather that your shiny new phone look like either one of those two dropped iPhone X units?



source: Fun360, @EnglishRussia1 via BGR

Related phones

iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

102 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

A case is always a must. Doesn't matter if it's a $50 phone or a $1,000 phone.

12. Nomotrolls

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

Apple once said your not holding it right!!

30. Nopers unregistered

Steve Jobs actually never said that, he said it happens to every phone if you hold it in the same way and he was right.

32. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I have a Nokia 3310, this does not apply

100. zennacko unregistered

The 3310's weaknesses are: 1. EMP 2. Nuke falling directly on top of it (survives the blast wave so it HAS to be the intended target) 3. Water damage (only if you had a battery on it, if not, 2 days on a rice bowl and you're good.) Pretty much it. If you throw it from the atmosphere it can take down a skyscraper so heights are never an issue.

102. pixel8or

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Not to beat a dead horse, but you forgot Chuck Norris.

39. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Nope, it was a poor excuse, never happened to my LG or Samsung phones.

89. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Which samsung phone are you using s5 s3 with plastic crap? My note 5 fell from 3 to 4 ft and it cracked.

41. Cat97

Posts: 1863; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Are you trying to change history ?

45. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

And you actually believe everything what Steve said? You must be a bigger than Steve!

46. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

He meant every iPhone.

50. AxelFoley unregistered

That was Apple's official response after Steve Jobs told a customer," just avoid holding it that way." And, he was wrong. Just as your are on all accounts.. http://www.dailytech.com/UPDATE+Steve+Jobs+on+iPhone+4+Reception+Issues+Youre+Holding+It+Wrong/article18842.htm

61. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

No it was a lie. There is a difference in holding the iPhone 4 by the gaps vs birthdaygift wrapping a phone with your hand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9eXYOA8TCk There is the iPhone 4 antenna-gate video per Steve Jobs. Watch in the video how they are holding all the other phones. In order to create the same problem on the other phones, you had to complete cover the phone with your hand. On the iPhone 4 all you had to do was cover the gaps. Please stop lying when video proof exist. Apple has always been a liar, even when they lied and claimed they didn't steal the GUI from Xerox. If you aren't gonna speak the truth about the iPhone 4 Antenna issue, then you shouldn't speak about it at all. Most people hold their phone near the bottom. No one holds a phone by complete wrapping their hand around it. NO ONE. No matter how small phones were then. I always at the time held my phone with 3 fingers. 2 on each side at the bottom and one on the back to prop. That's why on stage he looked like the air has been sucked out of him. God forbid he got sick and passed away. Lying and stealing does catch up with you though. The real God of the world said so.

70. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Nopers....what he said basically translates to you aren't holding it right.

101. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I have a blackberry Priv and it doesnt apply!

13. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

...unless you have a S8 Active or Moto Z. Then all you need is a tempered glass screen protector.

33. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Or a Nokia 3310

40. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

In that case you would then need to reinforce your floors.... In all seriousness though, the most I put on my phones are a glass screen protector as the phones I buy are plastic or metal and have no issue surviving drops. My Moto Z Force suffered 3 drops (while running and the phone slipped out of my pocket after the zipper closing it off came apart)

43. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I had a Sony Xperia Z1 and it suffered for four years of pure abuse and torture! I threw it countless times on multiple surfaces (sometimes intentionally) with no single shatter of any type.

55. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

That's awesome. I'd rather have a durable phone like that over a wireless charging capable glass back phone any day.

31. Shubham412302

Posts: 569; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Only if you are a klutz

57. JohnR

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Exactly. I’ve been carrying glass phones for 3 years now without a worry. These phones are too expensive to be fooling around.

62. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Because you've never dropped anything in your life?!

60. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

I don't need a case for my Note 8. I just use one to make my phone look pretty. /S

94. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If you get a real phone made out of metal and not that fragile glass you wouldn't need a case on your phone. Cases are not mandatory if you can be careful or you have a phone like the V20(mine) or the new Razer phone. I dropped my V20 a bunch of times and how many times you think it shattered into a thousand pieces?

2. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Wow!!!! Anybody that shells out $1,000 for this phone better not all of a sudden cheap out and not get a case.

6. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

They used the money alloted for a case to get a quick charger and cable.

63. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Yep because glass is cheap. But if you break it on this phone, Apple will need $550 to replace it, even if you have Apple Care. What a crock. I wonder how much carrier insurance replacement deductible on the Note 8 and iPhone X now. Last time I had a device replaced, it cost me $199 to replace (Note 5). If phone prices keep going up, the deductibles will too.

3. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

That's the problem with glass phones. That's the reason I will purchase the Razer phone and will enjoy the best sound with the best buttery smooth display.

7. LiLLicky

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

I second this. Can't wait for razor time!!

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.