iPhone 5 glass weak! Shattered, knee height drop

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    macness

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    Today at work I had my iPhone 5 in my front shirt pocket. I bent down to pick something up while I was outside and my iPhone 5 fell out from knee height, if not lower because I was slightly crouched, and landed screen first. It shattered like it was going out of style. I have checked out the threads on here about not using a case and I have even started one questioning the use of a screen protector. I'll tell you this much, you NEED some sort of case. THANK GOD I bought applecare+!!
     

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    Well depends,the use of case that is,I have gone completely naked with iPhone 4,then 4S and now 5,and never have suffered a single scratch,even on screen,just have been very careful so as to avoid any kind of damage.Sorry for your loss,though you have apple care+ :D
     
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    I agree, glass is way too weak! They need to start making the screen out of something else.
     
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    numberforty1

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    That sucks! But yes thank goodness for applecare+
     
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    Never put anything valuable in your front shirt pocket, you will bend down and forget something is in it.
     
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    Minhimalism

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    I'm willing to bet you have had hairline scratches.. no way you were scratchless, honestly :/
     
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    macness

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    i'm doing my own scratch tests at the moment since i'm getting a new one tomorrow. WOW! Is it ever weak. It dents super easy too. Next up corner of the table. Anything you guys want me to test out while I got the chance?
     
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    numberforty1

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    sure boil it like that asian guy did with his brothers iphone5
     
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    ixodes

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    These events are know as accidents. I don't care how careful anyone is, you cannot be perfect. Sooner or later you're going to drop your phone. It's best to use a good case designed for protection & not just looks.

    Or you can do what I do. I go caseless.

    I pay myself $20 month, accrued in a dedicated account, when an accident happens, I've got the funds set aside to pay for it, without giving my money to an insurance plan. Being careful, it was many months before I had to use it.

    By the time I experienced my first broken glass I had $440 in reserve. I replaced it myself for just under $100. I haven't had an accident since then, currently it's holding well over $1,000. So as you see I'm well ahead of the game without giving my "insurance money" to anyone else. :)
     
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    macness

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    Applecare+ is $100- I'd rather not save $20 a month incase something happens to my phone. lol. I'd rather spend that on the next iPhone, and that would probably still be cheaper
     
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    Well seriously,no scratches :cool:,though I have never put my any of these phones down on hard surface,like put it on a cloth on a table or else it stays in my dedicated left jeans pocket.
     
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    I want to see a REAL video of you rubbing keys on the back and stuff like that!
     
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    macness

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    It wipes off, but when you tilt it in the light you can see it
     
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    ixodes

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    Learn to pay yourself, learn your math, and you'll be ahead.

    Spending is never cheaper like you seem to believe. Once you've got some cash reserves, you'll be glad you do.
     
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    macness

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    So your saying apple care isn't worth it? Trust me, i save.You make no sense,applecare+ is 100% the way to go. Think of how much the average phone user spends on there phone in a year. take the iphone 5 for example.

    $5-$10 for a cheap case until these iphone 5 cases started to come out
    $40 for a case once they finally come out ( not even to mention the pric etag of life proof or otter box cases which range from $50-$100)
    $10- for an average screen protector. $20 for a good one
    Andost people dont only buy one screen protector and case in the life span of their phones. so thats another $50
    No add in the price to fix your screen if it breaks once your out of warranty.. That's at least $50.
    Then theres at least one headphone replacement. Free with apple care, $35 out of warranty. I'm not even gonna mention that you might wreck your ONE lightening cable.

    I'm not the one who needs to learn my math:D
     
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    Extended warranties and $20 screen protectors? How can I lose???
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Lol this is What I was thinking. I mean no offense but you dropped the phone. And it is half glass. If you dropped a glass just about anything from knee height there's a high possibility it would break.
     
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    Buy all the AC+ you want. I won't because I know how to take care of my phone. So I won't be out another dime while you're spending how much?
     
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    Applecare+ is great I agree. I'm not sure why he knocked your math

    I'm a business man and I can tell you all about derivatives.

    But long story short you buy "insurance" betting that you'll get your payday.

    That's what AppleCare is.

    Now, considering it only costs $229, if you don't drop your phone it's worth the $79 risk.

    But if you do drop it, go with AppleCare.

    And if you are going to do the whole case thing, well, just don't. It's expensive and it makes more sense not to.
     
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    Blorzoga

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    Do you have ANY kind of insurance? Or do you self insure for health, auto, life too?
     
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    You're a business man and you're saying it's best to go with out a case..... yeah, ok. :rolleyes:
     

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