Poll: How many people have dropped their iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Petey-ed, Jul 2, 2010.


Have you dropped your iPhone 4?

  1. Yes, and it cracked the glass (front or back)

    7 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but only minor damage

    20 vote(s)
  3. No, but I had a case when I dropped it

    30 vote(s)
  4. No. It survived a naked drop

    49 vote(s)
  1. Petey-ed macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2009
    And has it survived the "drop". I hear horror stories on here about there cracked screens, but now that we have a couple weeks of use I thought I would throw this poll out to see how well it's held up.


    Poll meant for only people that have dropped their iPhone 4.
  2. foolishfocus macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
    St. Louis
    I dropped mine from my lap getting out of my truck. It hit the asphalt and I expected the worst, but didn't have a scratch on it. I have an iFrog case from the AT&T store while I'm waiting for Vaja to hurry up with their iPhone 4 cases.

    Edit: I don't really think your answer options make sense, you can still drop your phone if it has a case on it.
  3. SiskoKid macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Your poll's a little confusing. They should all say YES and then continue with their sentence.

    For example, "Yes, but it survived unscathed." Or "Yes, survived unscathed but had a case on."
  4. Petey-ed thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2009
    I screwed up the poll, its suppose to basically only "poll" people who HAVE dropped their phones and whether it cracked....

    Where do I edit the damn poll?
  5. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2009
    So far mine has only slid off the couch onto the carpet. But I used to drop my 3G multiple times per month. Just a klutz I guess! I have a case for my iPhone 4, but it's really not as rubbery as I'd like. Still, it's better than nothing until something better comes along.
  6. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    your poll is dumb, No I didnt drop it, but YES it survived a drop with a case is what the 3rd option is saying
  7. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    I got lucky, dropped onto a wooden floor, survived with no scratches or damage.
  8. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    I dropped it within 5 minutes of taking it out of the box, I put a screen protector on it and then it fell off my lap and went sliding across the floor, the screen protector was covered in scratches, lucky I put it on when I did :D

    I dropped it again last night too, again I had it on my lap, I stood up and it fell from my lap (About 4 feet) and landed back first on the hard wood floor, no damage to the phone at all, think I need to be more careful with my iPhone from now on though lol
  9. thornguy macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2008
    Wow buy a table! :)
  10. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    lol +1
  11. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I haven't dropped mine yet, but I'm sure I will pretty soon. I won't worry about it too much. iPhone or not, it will break when it breaks. :)
  12. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    lol I have my computer desk which it sits on when I'm not using it, it's just the cables not long enough for me to have it plugged into the back of my PC then up the back of my desk to somewhere I can connect my iPhone into it so I just plug it into the front of my PC and rest it on my lap while I sync it :)
  13. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Over the years, I've just learned not to put my phones on my lap. I always forget that it's there when I get up.
  14. stlredbird macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2009
  15. TimSS macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2009
    Mine dropped out of my shorts the other day; sat in an Adirondack chair (where one's butt is lower than one's knees), crossed my leg as I was about to enjoy a nice cup of coffee by the water, and next thing I hear is my phone dropping on the cement :( Wrapsol front/back/sides installed, no case. It must've fallen on a corner, because the plastic (?) trim between the metal and glass got slightly gouged (or is that part of the glass?), as did a tiny part of the metal. I'm guessing it would've been worse without the Wrapsol protection, and I'm extremely happy my glass didn't crack.

    I bought a Belkin Clear Vue the next day. Had to remove part of the Wrapsol to fit, but happy with the combo I now have.
  16. Petey-ed thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2009
    Sorry I wasn't clear up front. This poll is only for people that HAVE dropped their iPhone 4. The poll is to demonstrate if survival rates are good with or without cases.
  17. puggles macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    Dropped it from my bead a couple times...no damage
  18. iDabble macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    survived a very short fall from my pocket with no case. i was sitting in my chair and it slipped out of my pocket and fell probably a foot and a half onto the floor. no cracks, no visible damage, very impressed
  19. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    Your poll is rather odd. A no is a no lol, where is that option.
  20. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    There is no option for a complete "No, I haven't droped it."
  21. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    I think there have been more dropped phones than dropped calls...:D
  22. tigress666 macrumors 68040

    Apr 14, 2010
    Washington State
    While it is too bad you messed up the wording (I figured it out before reading your statement saying what you meant), thank you for posting the poll because it helps put my mind at better ease (cause you only hear on this forum those who have dropped it and it had pretty bad damage. It's nice to see there are many people who even dropped it naked and it was fine).

    I've dropped mine (twice, once on hard floor, once on carpet) but it had a case both times and the one on hard floor it only dropped maybe a couple a feet if not less.
  23. Petey-ed thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2009
    I just dropped mine last night ironically. On concrete and it hit HARD. Only some small scuffs on the edges on the back, barely noticeable. Debating a bumper today, but impressed the beating it just took.
  24. DeePeezy macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    I dropped mine on monday. The floor is tile and it probably would have been just fine but it hit a metal shelf on the way down and chipped the cheap plastic black frame surroung the screen and a scuffed the steel band. Very minor but it still pisses me off. I decided going caseless with my IP4 was a bad idea.
  25. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    Dropped three times onto concrete from 3' up. Landed on the bumper corner each time. No damage at all.

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