Cracked screen on new iPhone 6S

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  1. Jessica08 macrumors regular

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    So I have had my iPhone 6S for one month. Last Friday, I had it in my back pocket while I was helping a customer at work. I had to sit on the ground, and I forgot it was there so needless to say the entire screen was busted. I've had an iPhone for years, and this is my first cracked screen. Anyway, I went to the Apple Store, and since they don't have replacement screens, they gave me a new phone for the same price as a replacement screen. I was happy about that, but not so my stupidity. :)

    Anyway, my question is what type of case (brand, etc.) do you all use?

    I've also noticed this new one they gave me that certain apps crash or not even open at all. My broken one never did this. Is this a hardware or iOS 9 problem?

    Do you think the screen is less durable on the newest model? My old 5S I dropped lots of times, and I never had one cracked screen even though some of them I was worried when I picked it up.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe get a tempered glass screen protector as well as a case?

    I use a Diztronic TPU case I bought off Amazon for $10, also have a Snugg leather pouch on the way since I like the option of occasionally going nude but still being protected.

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  4. Jessica08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I did. I'm thinking it's just app related. IDK, but I had to delete then reinstall six apps today because they would crash as soon as I opened them.
     
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    don't you use them?

    everytime I take my iphone out to clean it and the case it feels so slippy not sure i could have the confidence to take it out of a pouch for example in fear of dropping it
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No. I don't care for cases. I have a screen protector but that's it.
     
  8. thatanonymoususer macrumors regular

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    I'm curious. What phone model are you currently using?
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    6s+

    And for the record, I have dropped my previous phone (a 6+) and I shattered the screen. Apple replaced it for the price of the screen repair and that's what I traded in for my 6s+.

    Still don't like or use cases.
     
  10. maxsix Suspended

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    Sorry to hear of the accident.

    Remember not to be hard on yourself because it happened. That's why they are called accidents, it wasn't your fault, that's a very easy mistake to make.

    It's harder for girls to find a place for their phone, us guys have more pockets that are also much larger.

    Yet even at that and is careful as I am, dedicating my left front pocket to only my iPhone. Once I failed to push the phone down before I got out if the car. It fell out, bounced once and landed on the ground just as my other foot came down, causing me to step on it and break it... Oh well :D

    Cases? I've got tons cause I don't like using them but I do. I also like variety and choices. All very high quality, some thin, some thicker for protection. At the end of the day I don't think any will fully protect a phone that's subject to all sorts of potential falls no matter how careful we are.

    Overall, hundreds of dollars later I've learned via first hand ownership that Spigen is a very high quality case. I have several of their different models. If you go first to their site to browse your going to have good pictures to view and all the specs. Then buy through Amazon. They offer small to very large discounts. Depends on the model. Of the fifteen I've bought over the last year I've ended up getting 40 to 60% off each one. A huge saving.

    Screen protector? I have owned every iPhone since the beginning. Apple applies a special Oleophobic Coating that's reasonably scratch resistant. It's great.

    I've tried glass and plastic film type protectors but they only help for someone like my wife that tosses hers in her purse smashed up against keys and lots of other lady stuff.

    Opposite of me, she drops her phones a lot. Not one screen protector has ever saved the screen from breaking. Even a $50 shatter proof glass. It just popped of and the screen broke.

    So do what you think would work best for you. Remember fear based selling is how these companies make millions of screen protectors.

    Enjoy your phone :D
     
  11. abta1 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly I would say get whichever case you like, but unless it's a rigid case, putting your phone in your back pocket is always asking for trouble. These soft silicon cases or sleeves won't really do much.
     
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Less durable? Don't think so. Maybe you shouldn't sit on your phones that'll help.
     
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    I am glad for you that Apple treated you well.
     
  14. melman101, Nov 3, 2015
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    If you want something that won't allow you to break your phone you can go with the life proof or the otter box cases.

    Did you get applecare+? Maybe you should look into that as well

    Edit: I don't think life proof has a case yet for the 6S+. I couldn't find one.
     
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    Does the Diztronic case have good grip? Does it form fit the phone properly? Does it have a lip that rises above the level of the screen? Cheers.
     
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    It's not the absolute grippiest case in the world due to its soft matte TPU that resists fingerprints but it does provide more grip than a naked iPhone and makes me comfortable when holding it that I won't drop it.

    It seems to fit my iPhone 6s perfectly and doesn't cover any of the holes or seem off center in any way.

    Yeah, it's about a 1mm lip that goes around the front of the screen and provides that 100% type of protection so the screen never touches anything even if placed face down or dropped. Also nice about the lip to me is the fact that its minimal and doesn't interfere with my swiping in from the side gestures that other cases can.
     
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    Thanks. Is it a dust magnet, though? Does dust tend to be attracted to and stick to it?
     
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    It could be nice and secure, but considering that it's the same price as AppleCare+ and replacing that case's screen protector is probably going to cost you the whole case, it would be cheaper to get AppleCare+ And replace the phone when something happens.
     
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    unfortunately every drop is different from another.....
     
  22. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    No dust (or fingerprints, yay!) sticking to the case at all for me due to the soft matte finish.
     
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    I think that the larger screens and thinner phones just significantly increase the odds of a broken screen. I use a pretty stiff case on my 5s, a Magpul Bump. When the day comes that I have to update to a new large screen and more thin phone, I will be looking for the most rigid case that I can find and will use a tempered glass screen cover and hope for the best.
     
  24. Jessica08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got one more quick question so I wanted to ask here instead of starting another thread.

    I am selling my old 5S to a co-worker. I had it factory unlocked from AT&T. He pays a monthly fee at a cellular store so no contract or anything. He is currently using Verizon. Will the phone work on that network since he doesn't have a contract and just does the month to month thing? I know typically the GSM AT&T phone wouldn't work, but I was thinking the month to month thing was different?
     
  25. waltereisenberg70 macrumors newbie

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    Bumper Case is my favorite. I don't think the screen of new iPhone model is less durable. I had an iPhone 5 whose screen was totally cracked because I dropped it on the surface. Luckily, I was staying in the hotel which was near the mobile repair center TCA Wireless. I went there and within quick time they repaired cracked screen.
     

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