Iphone 4 screen repair mans worst nightmare?

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  1. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

    Gator24765

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    Is the new improved stronger screen the 3rd party repair mans worst nightmare?


    Since this one seems to be a lot less prone to cracking etc...
     
  2. wikoogle macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure?

    They said that about the 3GS. Some people say keys still scratched it, though mine never got scratched.
     
  3. iFixYouri macrumors member

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    I'm going to go with a no on this one. Why may you ask? They do say that it is 30 times stronger than plastic, and there is a video of it bending.

    Land it flat on the ground, and it will smash. I have evidence. Before i show you the evidence, I am going to point out a design flaw that will bite them in the future. On the new iPhone, the glass basically sits on top of the aluminum frame. On the old iphone, it was recessed and protected by a chrome bezel.

    We have a full iPhone 4(minus the circuit board), here at our shop and decided to do a little drop test. This drop was performed from 3.5 ft up. Mind you that these parts ARE original apple parts. The iPhone 4 did survive 2 drops, as expected, but on the 3rd drop there was a loud POP, and yet again, shattered glass.
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  4. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Helpful hint:

    Don't drop your phone!


    At least try not to.
     
  6. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    i have to say i agree with ifixyouri........i have these parts in stock as well and while the glass does bend I still think glass breaks will happen both front and back...nice testing thou on the drops....
     
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    I'm hoping the bumpers will help protect the glass by keeping the glass off of any surface it strikes. :confused:
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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  9. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

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    This is frustrating. I guess I will need a case after all.
     
  10. stlredbird macrumors 6502

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    Crap I don't want to get the "bumper" case. It looks so much better naked.
     
  11. vmagg88 macrumors member

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    Agreed, plus its an extra $29 in my wallet
     
  12. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, but that is what she said.
     
  13. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    For $29 I'd much rather look at other iP4 case offerings. The bumpers absolutely destroy the beauty of the design.
     
  14. antster94 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be getting a bumper for my iPhone 4 after seeing this, the phone will be fully protected against drops unless it lands flat on a point (eg a rock). I don't think the bumpers look too bad...
     
  15. malnar macrumors 6502a

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    Um, no. You can clearly see in the picture there that the glass is also recessed in some kind of bezel. You'll have to tell us what that is - plastic, metal, "magic"? It looks more recessed than MY Iphone's glass, that's for sure - my glass sits ABOVE the chrome.
     
  16. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    ...What are you talking about? That glass is not recessed. It's sitting right on top, completely exposed.
     
  17. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    The chrome bezel on the older iPhones have saved my a$$ many times.

    I wonder if a simple screen protector would help, even a little.
     
  18. Chill098 macrumors newbie

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    This screen is terrible

    I had the same mishap as above very recently. I had my iPhone 4 on my lap and sure enough, within milliseconds it was on its way to eventual screen crackedge. This repair seems to be a doozy. The entire motherboard must be taken out just to access the screen. Seems like apple was a little upset to hear so many startups formed from the last screen repair. Looks like they can dominate the market with this one!
     

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