iPhone 8 improved durability

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  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    so the iPhone 8 and 8P have a steel substructure and even stronger aluminum. While they do have a glass back does the improved metals mean less likely to be damaged from falls (glass aside)
     
  2. jakontil macrumors member

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    The glass is more prone to breakage than aluminium
     
  3. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I’m assuming bending and regular wear and tear, bumps and such are fine
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    I assumed the added reinforcement was to offset the glass
     
  4. jakontil macrumors member

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    From what i saw in the test

    Floating a lot in youtube, bend and regular wear should suffice
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not really, this device will be more fragile from falls than previous metal back iPhones.
    If you crack the back glass it's a $350-400 fee.
     
  6. avtella macrumors regular

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    You could get the Spigen Liquid Air or Spigen Crystal cases which are pretty thin, yet fairly protective.
     
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  8. avtella macrumors regular

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    God they are so damn heavy and big lol, I suppose if you are careless you'd have no choice but those lol. Those cases almost make it not worth buying a good phone in the first place.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    No matter what a phone is made of, if it falls, they can still break or shatter depending on the angle of the drop and what Surface it hits. Those are just plain physics that nobody can deny, regardless if it's aluminum or glass.
     
  10. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I completely agree. I absolutely hate cases. Not only is the phone stunning to look at but the feel amazing as well. I will admit that the 8 is a tad slippery :D but I don’t think it’s any worse than a recent galaxy which I used without a case
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I bought one of those once, returned it when it arrived.

    I can see people putting their brand new X in an Otterbox, turning it into a rubber brick.
     

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