Study shows 30% of iPhones fail after 2 years

Study shows 30% of iPhones fail after 2 years
A study conducted by SquareTrade shows that over 30% of iPhones fail after 2 years, mostly as a result of accidental damage. The company, the largest provider of independent warranty coverage in the world, found that 65% of the damage was the result of a dropped device which lead to a broken and unusable screen. Water damage accounted for 25% of the damaged handsets. Of those iPhone models that suffered water damage, the phone usually got wet from being dropped in a drink or in the toilet. After 9 months of data received from users of the iPhone 3G, that version of Apple's touchscreen phone had a malfunction rate 40% lower than that of the first-gen model.

source: SquareTrade



1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

how do you drop your phone into the toilet?

2. B_Adams

Posts: 24; Member since: May 25, 2009

when some people talk on their phones while using the bathroom; and the phone may slip out the persons hand and land in the toilet......

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

toilet dropping seems to be one of the most common. its really nasty when a customer hands you the phone first, then tells you what happend.. ugh JERKS

6. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Well technically, if you continue to post irrelevant news about a new app for one device, you're talking out of your ass... It only makes sense!

3. driv14

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

Ok... Again, another retarded article AND study AND title... The title of the article infers that 30% of iPhones fail after 2 years from engineering faults and flaws, when in actuality, they fail because of stupid people being careless with their phones. "Accidental Damage..." Stupid! Honestly, lets do away with the ridiculous iPhone articles. iPhones are cool... I'm going to get one myself in a few days, but let's be honest, there are so many stupid articles relating to the iPhone... Damn!

7. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yeah, if the customer breaks or damages their phone, the phone doesn't fail.

9. VDubb

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 04, 2008

Was about to point that out. The title of this article "fails." - VDubb

10. MTLance unregistered

Well that definitely better than my Creative Zen MP3 Player 16GB, because I dropped it a number of times and it seems that there is problem with it now which is after a year of few droppings. Hmm, did they actually search for how many times of droppings occurred? Mine is more than ten times even that is SSD. I know it is off topic, but can you actually blame it for dropping electronics devices? That's how my old Nokia fails too, probably from too much dropping. Thanks for the news PhoneAreana maybe someone need to design a better cushioning system for these electronics devices damage from droppings.

13. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

thats where that tax payer money goes to!!!!!! damn studies-

4. joolian

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 25, 2008

drinking accounts for many accidents. but what phone isnt susceptible to breaking?

8. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

@ driv 14, i think u're the 1 who's retarded most likely GAY. WHY CAN'T THEY REPORT THAT ALSO? it's on TELEVISION so why is it a big deal when PHONEARENA report it? that's their JOB incase u didn't know that is to keep us inform... u SLOW!

11. yourmom07

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2009


12. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

i had the samsung trace phone like 4 months ago (t519 from t-mobile) that is the most durable phone ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i dropped that damn thing every day on every surface imaginable i dropped it n kicked it at the same time (face down ouch!!! haha) it got wet A LOT it survived like almost three years and didnt break my point? how the hell do u drop ur iphone in the toilet? i never did n i treated my phone like crap!!! how did it end? IT BROKE screen got all jacked up n i dont have it anymore!!! thank god

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