How durable is the 4s

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  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    In your opinion how durable is it? Is it something you really. Need to baby or is it just another phone. I know it's two glass panels but do you really need to worry about it breaking in day today activities?
    I have a very energetic little dog that likes to run up to me full speed and jump into my leg...where my phone is. It's not being pushed into a hard surface so I think it's ok.

    Thoughts?
     
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    You'll know when you did something wrong without even looking at the phone. It's fragile, but not unreasonably so. I would say, treat it like a computer.

    If you're going to break anything, make it the rear glass panel. Super cheap and easy to fix.
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    If its a little dog, you'll be fine. I'd suggest AppleCare+ or Squaretrade.
     
  6. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    I'm not trying to be smart but the thing is glass front and back, what do you think? Just put it in a decent case and it's plenty durable if you halfway careful. You don't need a big bulky and expensive Otterbox. A $5 TPU case from eBay will get the job done.
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It's very durable unless it's dropped. Didn't see you mention that in the OP, so I guess it won't be that big of a deal
     
  8. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no it wasn't dropped.

    she is a 16 pound dog. so she's small but not teacup

    and she can get some speed up when she's got the room. she is basically jumping into me and pushing my phone into my leg. i would think that because my leg is absorbing most of the blow the phone would be ok

    just wanted to see if the rest of you concur
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    You definitely won't have any issues with regards to that.
     
  10. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sweet. thanks. i know i'm just being paranoid but this phone is only 1 week old and i paid a lot of money for it.

    i needed someone to reassure me.

    thanks everyone
     
  11. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    have your dog bark to siri and see what she says.


    i wouldn't be worried about pure pressure breaking the phone. gravity is what you should be worried about (drops).
     
  12. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    Probably about as durable as the iPhone 4. I'd say otterbox it.
     
  13. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha yeah i'm definitely doing my best not to drop it.
     
  14. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    You're fine. It's not as fragile as some make it seem. Don't drop it on concrete or anything but it's as durable as most any phone.
     

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