iPhone 11 Pro Does repeatedly dropping a phone weaken it?

Kendo

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Kind of a dumb question but what I mean is if you drop the iPhone 10 times and it doesn't have a crack in the glass, would it be weaker than if I never dropped the phone at all? Meaning the 11th drop might be the one that does it?
 

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It depends on what got damaged internally and externally with each drop. Microscopic stress fractures can show no immediate signs, but over time can develop into bigger problems.
 
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JPack

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Yes, look at the cause of iPhone 7 loop disease for example.
 

LonestarOne

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Dropping the phone could cause microfractures that are not visible but could grow later on. I don’t know how common that is, but I’ve seen it happen.
 

newellj

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All kinds of things can happen. Chips can loosen on boards. Connectors can get flakey. Emphasis on "can," not "will," but it is possible and it does happen. BTW, I think sitting on phones (in back pockets) can flex them enough to cause similar issues.
 
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