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iPhone 4 glass 82% more likely to break than iPhone 3GS

By Emil
Oct 12, 2010
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  1. There is an increased chance you will have a broken screen on your hands if you purchase an iPhone 4 rather than an iPhone 3GS, according to device warranty firm SquareTrade. After analyzing accidents in the first four months of availability, comparing over 20,000 iPhone 4s covered by its Care Plans to over 20,000 iPhone 3GSs, SquareTrade found that 82 percent more iPhone 4 owners reported damaged screens.

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  2. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 349

    It's because everyone is holding them wrong.
  3. lfg18

    lfg18 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    jaja, exactly, that must be the reason jajaja
  4. This just in....
    100% of glass is breakable!
  5. ugh, reports like this piss me off...if you break your iPhone, it's YOUR fault, NOT APPLES! if you can't take care of your tech, then you shouldn't own any and just get over it!
    Hope you can love you deive and like watching movies as me, and Even I need the help of iFunia ipad video converter. worthing...
  6. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Maniac Posts: 631   +14

    Well how should it be held then??
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,496   +304

    Why? this report shows that the iphone 4 obviously isn't built or designed as well as the iPhone 3GS?

    it may also be user faults as well don't get me wrong, but I doubt double the amount of people randomly felt like breaking there brand new iphone 4's?
  8. you are just another one of those blind faithful apple fanboy who just dont see anything pass the brand itself. apple obviously screwed this one up. what large company it their right mind, who has extensive product design knowledge like apple themselves, would use Form over Function design. the external antenna and now this glass plate. it's all fancy stuffs but apple just didn't take its time on testing because they try to grab as much customers as they can before WP7 breaks out in the open. things always seems to break easy when they are only half done jacka$$.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,670   +879

    I'm thinkin' maybe they should stick it up their "iA**es"....Oh, never mind....:haha:
  10. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,285   +232

    How is a poorly thought out design my fault and not the company who designed it? This is a consumer product, meant to be used out in the real world, not in a padded test room. It's a cell phone, it will be subjected to drops, bumps, scratches, being held in the left hand... You know, actual life. If you want to drop a bunch of money on a piece of equipment that you have to coddle and worry over, that's your prerogative. Just don't expect the rest of us, who tend to be more concerned with functionality and common sense over form and flair, to share your blind tendencies to lay blame everywhere but where it truly belongs: the designer.
  11. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 349

    I wasn't being serious - it was a joke based on some comments from Mr. Wonderful himself a few weeks back. Google it.
     
  12. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Its amazing how defiantly the fanboys defend the cult that is Apple.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,670   +879

    Say What......????
    Not really big on English, this particular Ap-hole fanboi. This person's iPad definitely needs changing.

    If you want to insult people, at least do us the courtesy of learning to form two sentences in a row. Is that the shift key you're so fond of there, big guy....?
  14. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,075   +76

    LOL! He's a prime example of why guests should not be allowed to post.
  15. "The report follows news that the iPhone 4 has a design problem with shattering glass backs resulting from particles scratching the back of the phone while taking a non-bumper case on and off."

    - You can blame Apple for the build quality.


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