iPhone 4 First Broken iPhone 4 Shows New Glass Isn't That Resistant

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  1. Jacob

    Jacob Well-Known Member

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    Source: http://gizmodo.com/5559977/

    Wow Apple, can't you get it right? It's supposed to be used without a case lol, but I'd want one to protect it.
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    Hmm im reconsidering my Zagg only or Zagg + Crystal approach. Maybe i will get a bumper, does the bumper only go around the edge or is is something more?
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    Woah. Apple's WWDC video looked convincing. But.....woah.
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    some how screwed another phone Apple
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    Not made by me but from someone else on another forum:

    1) NO current smartphone will always survive a drop onto the screen if it hits at the wrong angle and with sufficient force. Note that the iPhone survived the first two attempts just fine.

    2) The 'test' was done by a company specalising in iPhone repair. No conflict of interest there then...

    3) Apple NEVER said the new glass would 'never break'. Anyone thinking that is an idiot quite frankly. There may be something in the claim that not having the raised lip so the glass is always going to hit the ground without any additional shock protection but I'd like to see that verified by a neutral third party.

    Basically anyone shocked by this has severely unrealistic expectaitons in my opinion. It's glass, glass will break if mistreated, this is not a problem that only affects the iPhone but will be present in ALL smartphones if you get unlucky. Move on folks, nothing to see here.
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    Ture but what makes it so much worse on this phone is the entire front and back is GLASS... One of the easiest things to drop and break >.< But maybe the "Bumpers" will help with drops?
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    I've dropped my LG Renoir like a million times, threw it across somebodies garden and whatnot and the screen is still fine!
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    The bumpers have a 'lip' around it so it would stop the front hitting the floor
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    That test doesn't prove sh*t. Was the phone dropped in the same way, angle, and speed every single time? No.

    Sure, it may be less resistant than the other phones (even though it was said to be stronger), but I've dropped my 3G at least 50 times (not just small drops either, I've had it launch away from my hand too) and aside from a little crack on the back and a couple scratches, nothing has happened to the front.

    It may be a beautiful device (iPhone 4 that is), but anyone that uses it without a case is just asking for it break. It may be cool to show it off and all, but I'd only take off the case when I'm home, if at all.

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