SquareTrade: iPhone 6 is the most durable iPhone yet, iPhone 6 Plus also excellent

hasanahmad

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http://blogs.wsj.com/personal-techn...-is-the-most-durable-iphone-yet-says-insurer/

In its testing, SquareTrade looked at how the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus front and rear panels held up when being slid across panels of plastic and wood. Both received minimal scratches in their testing.

SquareTrade also submerged both iPhones for 10 seconds under water and there was no immediate damage to either phone. Both phones were also dropped six times from a distance of 4-feet high, and both came held up well, SquareTrade said. The iPhone 6 had just a few nicks and scratches, but no other damage. SquareTrade said this was the best drop performance seen in its drop tests.

The 6 Plus didn’t hold up quite as well: The glass front and aluminum back didn’t break, but after 6 drops the rear and front panels separated and SquareTrade was able to pry the phone open. Then, 30 minutes later, the 6 Plus’ speakers stopped working.

Overall, SquareTrade said the new iPhones impressed, but they’re not indestructible by any stretch. They earned “medium risk” breakablity scores of 4 and 5 respectively, beating the iPhone 5S’s score of 6, and the Galaxy S5′s score of 6.5. (Lower is better.)

“Both new iPhones are bigger and more durable than any before them,” a SquareTrade spokesman said in the YouTube video showing off the company’s testing. “The iPhone 6 passed all of our tests with flying colors. The iPhone 6 Plus also did extremely well but it’s so big that it lost points for gripability and size.”

well there you have it. An insurance agency likes the Durability.
 

phillytim

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I guess this should lower the insurance rates by a bit... No...?
Actually it will probably raise the insurance rates, if you look at the way healthcare or gas prices have gone.

We are a much more healthy, longer-living society; so what happens? health insurance costs have gone up.

Gas mileage is the best its been ever, and what happens? States raise their gas tax amounts, because they're not getting as much income because consumers are using less gas for the same amounts of travel.

SquareTrade rates may go up, either because less consumers may insure their iPhones (due to hearing they stay together better) or because they aren't making money with overpriced fixit services.

Or something like that.
 

FriednTested

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Actually it will probably raise the insurance rates, if you look at the way healthcare or gas prices have gone.

We are a much more healthy, longer-living society; so what happens? health insurance costs have gone up.

Gas mileage is the best its been ever, and what happens? States raise their gas tax amounts, because they're not getting as much income because consumers are using less gas for the same amounts of travel.

SquareTrade rates may go up, either because less consumers may insure their iPhones (due to hearing they stay together better) or because they aren't making money with overpriced fixit services.

Or something like that.
Well... When you put it that way... But, there are a lot of other parameters to consider in the two examples you have given... Those parameters are missing when you consider insurance...

Like world crude oil prices when it comes to gas... Also the unrest in the middle east...

When it comes to health care the equipment and the medicines keep getting expensive... And many such factors...
 

phillytim

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Well... When you put it that way... But, there are a lot of other parameters to consider in the two examples you have given... Those parameters are missing when you consider insurance...

Like world crude oil prices when it comes to gas... Also the unrest in the middle east...

When it comes to health care the equipment and the medicines keep getting expensive... And many such factors...
Right, but I was specific in hitting on the "gas tax", which is unrelated to actual crude oil prices and volatility.
 
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