Has anyone shattered TWO iPhone 6s already?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KuchiKopi, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. KuchiKopi macrumors regular

    KuchiKopi

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    Well, it happened... i was on a crowded bus and my iphone slipped out of my hand when i was trying to change the song. It fell and absolutely SHATTERED. I'm devastated. Good thing I have AppleCare+, but im nervous because this is already the second replacement. Do they let you do a third replacement if you've been a loyal customer for years?
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Sure you can do a third replacement. Of course you will pay the replacement cost. That's a lot less than the new cost.

    Are you carrying it around naked (the phone that is). If so it might be time to change your habits....
     
  3. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Stop carrying it without a case. If you use a minimal case, use a less minimal one. Is this your first iPhone?
     
  4. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    Anything is possible with Apple, but the third replacement would be the Out of Warranty cost of $299 US for the iPhone 6.

    Time to invest in a good case!
     
  5. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    I dropped my six once while sitting. The six plus has not been dropped yet, because of the size. The added size and bulk makes it less likely for me to drop it. I usually have two hands on it while using it. Doing things one handed on a phone is archaic!
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I do not see how you people can carry a phone in your hand all day! Sooner or later you will drop it.

    I want both my hands free!
     
  7. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I hold my 6 plus in one hand pretty often. I rarely use it one-handed, though.

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    Yeah. I tend to put mine in my pocket unless I'm using it.
     
  8. firedept macrumors 603

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    Wow, two already! You either have the worst luck, are the clumsiest person or are the most careless person. Time for a case, you think? Loyal or not, Apple is going to make you pay replacement cost unfortunately. Good luck with your future phones!
     
  9. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Buy an iPod nano for swapping songs while lurching around on a crowded bus being driven by a Nascar wannabe. Less $s at risk.

    Keep the phone in your pocket.
     
  10. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    It seems only a few years since we all had little plastic phones, that were indestructible!

    You could chuck them about, and not worry about screens shattering, etc.
     
  11. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Well that's true. But those little phones sucked.

    I do miss their indestructibility.
     
  12. noekozz macrumors 6502a

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    Invest on a case, an otterbox at that. Good luck and RIP to your other two phones. I listen to music during my commute, but I have an ipod classic just for that very same reason. The thing is built like a tank, holds a crap load of songs, and you can get a used one for cheap. Good luck.
     
  13. RCRod83 macrumors regular

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    Lifeproof have just released their new cases for iPhone 6 - worth thinking about.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I've carried every iPhone naked since 2007, including the original iPhone which is as slippery as the 6/6+, and have never shattered them.

    I guess some people are naturally clumsy. If you're one of those people, you should really use a sturdy case.
     
  16. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    After one drop I would have purchased a case.:rolleyes:
     
  17. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    It's funny, I'm not really clumsy and I very rarely drop phones yet I still use a case simply because it increases the grip I have on my phone.

    I have the Apple silicone case on my iPhone 6; it doesn't really offer that much drop protection but I already think its grippiness has saved me from dropping the phone at least once. Naked iPhones have *always* been slippery and easy to drop, and it's only gotten worse as they've gotten thinner.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Actually, plastic backs (3G/3GS), full glass backs (4/4s), and part glass backs (5/5s) are significantly less slippery than full metal backs (original and 6/6+), regardless of how thin it is, and there's a good test to demonstrate this.

    I found that I could significantly relax my grip after upgrading from the original iPhone. Now I have to be as careful with the 6 as I did originally.
     
  19. iZollo macrumors regular

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    AppleCare is good to get for anything other than a cracked screen. A new screen at apple store costs $109 for iPhone 6 AppleCare is 99 + 79 each time which costs more.
     
  20. 617aircav Suspended

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    If you don't want to use a case at least use a tempered glass screen protector. If you had one on your screen would not have shattered when you dropped it.
     
  21. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 6 is slippery. If used without a case, it's only a matter of time before it's dropped. Apple should have either made the phone less droppable or made it more robust.
     
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  23. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    I've had every model of the iPhone (except the C) and the iPhone 6 is the first one I've shattered. It also happens to be the first one on which I used a tempered glass screen protector. Nothing is certain.
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't really agree it's just a matter of time before it's dropped. Yes, the original iPhone flew out of my hand (but landed safely) once when I first got it and was learning how to grip it, but it never happened again. And the metal-backed original iPhone is as slippery as the 6/6+ so that throws the "Apple should have made it less droppable" argument out of the window.
     
  25. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I've deliberately avoided pluralizing the iPhone 6 in text because I knew someone would make such a comment. Tell me, what do you call more than one iPhone 6?
     

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