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Study shows 30% of iPhones fail after 2 years

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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

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

how do you drop your phone into the toilet?

posted on 26 Jun 2009, 16:16

2. B_Adams (Posts: 24; Member since: 25 May 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......

posted on 26 Jun 2009, 17:04

5. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 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

posted on 26 Jun 2009, 17:48

6. The Doc (Posts: 122; Member since: 11 Dec 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!

posted on 26 Jun 2009, 16:43

3. driv14 (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 Dec 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!

posted on 26 Jun 2009, 17:58

7. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 27 Jun 2009, 00:56

9. VDubb (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 27 Jun 2009, 07:22

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.

posted on 28 Jun 2009, 18:30

13. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)

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

posted on 26 Jun 2009, 16:44

4. joolian (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 26 Jun 2009, 20:06

8. ddripp (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Dec 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!

posted on 27 Jun 2009, 16:06

11. yourmom07 (Posts: 66; Member since: 07 Apr 2009)


posted on 28 Jun 2009, 18:28

12. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 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 so.........now i dont have it anymore!!! thank god

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