iPhone 6S+ with Apple leather case and screen cracked after drop

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by solideliquid, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. solideliquid macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2008
    Yesterday morning I went for a jog. My 6S+ was in my back pocket. During my jog, I heard a noise and looked back to see that the phone had fallen out of my pocket. The phone fell into the cement path and bounced into some small rocks/dirt on the side of the path. I was joggin in the park. After careful inpection, I noticed a small crack on screen. I had the phone in Apples Black Leather case, it had some damage on the side of the case. Now there's a small crack in the glass, in the lower right hand corner of the phone. This is so strange because the case covers all corners of the device, and I thought I had read that these cases are designed to protect from short falls, I mean my back pocket is no more than 4 feet from the ground, and I wasn't even running that fast, more like jogging.
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  2. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    If you really want to prevent cracks like this, put a case on the front too ;)
  3. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    The only way to really protect the screen is with a tempered glass. The same thing happened to me in a parking lot. Difference is the tempered glass broke but not the actual screen.
  4. johnc22 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2010
    My 6+ cracked a few weeks ago using an Apple leather case. It's a defective case for real protection. Mine cracked due to the exposure on the bottom of the phone. I'm now using a better case, and also have a glass screen protector (which I did when the screen cracked). Really, there are no guarantees unless you put your phone in some massive brick like an Otterbox or something, and even then bad things can happen to good phones.
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    It's not defective if it makes no protection or drop claims.
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    I feel your pain. I once went outside into a blizzard in a fleece windbreaker, and I realized the fleece must be defective, since I was cold and wet.
  7. Brady0123 macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2016
    Maybe you should install a tempered glass protector.The same thing happened to me last week. Difference is the tempered glass broke but not the actual screen.I just need replace the screen protector.And thanks iPely from Amazon,with a lifetime warranty so they send me another.
  8. Paco II macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2009
    This. Apple makes no claims that their leather cases provide any protection other than against scratches. No reason to think it would.


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