iPhone 5S, 5C More Fragile Than iPhone 5, Tests Find

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    I'm a bit surprised at these results. I thought that the 5C would survive the drop test better than the 5. I wonder if the 5C is easier to grip and hold onto than the 5. I have found the 5 to be slippery and easy to slide out of your hand.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/22/iphone-5s-5c-fragile_n_3972322.html?1379870977
     
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    While they may have "used robots to do the testing to ensure consistency", I wonder how many units they tested? If they only tested one of each, it's not a good sample size to know.
     
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    Hmmmmmmm.......A company that sells insurance against drops tests the phones and says they are more likely to break if dropped. No ulterior motive there.
     

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    I'm sure that we'll see other drop tests of these two phones soon. Perhaps Square Trade does the tests to set the insurance rates just as auto insurance companies use crash test data to estimate potential crash repair costs of autos? Just a thought.
     
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    No doubt this is why they do it and I'm not faulting them.

    Just pointing out that it's a similar conflict of interest to drug studies being funded by the very pharma companies trying to get said drugs FDA approval.
     
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    What's the site that does the drop tests for all the new phones? I can't recall off the top of my head but I have seen it posted here in the past.
     

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