Has anyone shattered TWO iPhone 6s already?

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?
 

Givmeabrek

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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....
 

bunnicula

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

EDH667

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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!
 

Mcdevidr

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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!
 

bunnicula

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

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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!
Yeah. I tend to put mine in my pocket unless I'm using it.
 

firedept

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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!
 
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Arran

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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.
 

BMcCoy

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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.
 

noekozz

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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.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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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.
 

zorinlynx

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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.
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.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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Naked iPhones have *always* been slippery and easy to drop, and it's only gotten worse as they've gotten thinner.
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.
 

iZollo

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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.
 

617aircav

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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.
 
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Ke1ington

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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.
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.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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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.
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.