Well, I've had the 6s Plus for One Day Less Than a Full Month, and It's Fallen twice...

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  1. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    It's already fallen twice.

    About two weeks ago, I, apparently, had the phone in bed with me, but didn't know it. I woke up, and rolled over. As I rolled, the phone came out and fell, face-first, on the floor. About a 3 foot drop. Became paranoid and overcritical of every little hiccup the phone had, after the drop, but after like 2 days, I came to realize that the phone was not damaged.

    After this happened, I knew I had to change my routine. There's a table right next to my bed, so it's been very easy to grab the phone, while half asleep. I've started setting the phone on something, about an inch off the ground. Means I've gotta be more awake to reach down and turn it off, and I'm not tempted to pick it up, while half asleep. For the past week, it's been working.

    Second time was Saturday night. I had fallen asleep on the sofa. I woke up, and walked into the other room to do something, then came back. Phone was sitting on one of the cushions. By it, there were crumbs, from something I was eating earlier. I'm still half-asleep. I motion to sweep the crumbs off of the cushion, with my hand, and I end up sweeping the phone off of the sofa, and it falls, from just less than 2 feet, lands face-up.

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    I wanted to punch myself in the ****ing eye.

    Still no problems. Great thing I applied a tempered glass screen protector and a "rugged" case.

    Still, anybody else as ridiculously clumsy as me?
     
  2. Swampbaby985 macrumors member

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    I hope you've bought AppleCare+ for your device.
     
  3. freedomisle macrumors regular

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    I was in my friends kitchen having a chat. I took my iPad Air 2 out to show him something. I then put it on my lap, we kept chatting for a further 15 minutes. We got up to leave and I had forgotten about the iPad on my lap. I heard a big thud! The iPad had fell side onto the hard kitchen floor. No damage thanks to the smart case! I've done this a further 3 times with this same iPad! Still no damage.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    About two months ago I got in my car at the bank. Took my iPhone 6+ out of my pocket to put it in the car and…

    …dropped it. It landed face down on asphalt from about 3 feet up. Screen shattered and scuffs on the housing, although no dents. I don't do cases.

    $130 for screen repair at Apple, but because they had technical difficulties that night they decided to just replace the entire phone (for the cost of the screen repair).

    I still don't do cases. I've had and dropped smartphones since 2009; this is the first time I've ever shattered a screen.

    My current iPhone 6s+does not have a case. So far (knock on wood) I've not dropped it.
     
  5. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    When I fall asleep on the couch, I always put the phone on the floor, slightly under the couch so I don't step on it if I get up half asleep.

    In general, never sleep on the same surface that your phone rests on.
     
  6. Benjamin Frost Suspended

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    I'm afraid these are the perils of owning a phablet.

    If you wish to reduce the chance of dropping your iPhone, I would recommend changing it for an iPhone 5s.
     
  7. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Since all of the falls seem to center around when you sleep, stop sleeping. Problem solved! :D
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I've dropped my iPhone 5 three times. Same size as the 5s. The screen is still fine, but the housing shows the scuff marks.

    A smaller phone does not automatically mean the chances it won't be dropped are reduced. If that were the case, then suggesting an iPhone 4 or 4s would be a better solution.
     
  9. emilioestevez Suspended

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    It was so much easier to grip iPhones with flat sides, like the two 4s and 5s.
     
  10. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    Im rolling with a UAG case dropped at least 5 times at work no damage
     
  11. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Wife did the sweep crumbs and phone off bed too, her 6 was in a case but screen cracked anyway. She got a better case.
     
  12. Allin44 macrumors 6502

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    I watched my friend drop his 6 face down on a hardwood floor last night from around 3.5 feet (give or take a few inches). It was odd drop, didn't bounce or tumble at all. Landed flat on the screen and stayed that way. Surprisingly, it came out unscathed. No cracks or scratches that we could see.
     
  13. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Yes, some people are clumsier than others. That's what the heavy duty cases are for. No sure why we need a novel.
     
  14. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    It's just a phone. Go outside for some fresh air.
     
  15. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was joking. I did just switch phones because my other one started having problems. Might have been from dropping it.
     
  16. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, and you have the 6s?
     
  17. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Expensive pocket computer with a phone app actually.:p
     
  18. garirry macrumors 68000

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    Still a phone. Even a $2B worth phone is still a phone. You can call and text people on it, so it's still a phone.
     
  19. davistld01 macrumors 6502a

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    You are a perfect candidate for an Otterbox Defender!
     
  20. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It has a phone app. It also has a sat nav app, so does that make it a satnav?
    Smartphones these days are just derived from phones, but they are much more than that. My actual 'phone' use is around 1% of my total usage stats.
     
  21. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's funny, I had an otterbox for my last phone. Never dropped it from more than 4-5 feet. Usually, it was much less. Supposed to protect from up to 6 feet. Still began having problems with it after several drops.
     
  22. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Still no reason to want to punch yourself or write a novel on a forum how you dropped it two times. :p
     
  23. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    Yea 6s plus
     

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  24. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't call 3 short paragraphs a novel...
     
  25. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What's with all the grumpypusses on this forum? All the topics about problems and we're scrutinizing the one casual conversational topic when I'm accepting responsibility for something that's my fault?

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    Don't like casual topics, don't read it. It's that simple.
     

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