You drop, it breaks

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kwill, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Kwill macrumors 68000

    Kwill

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    From iFixYouri: Tests reveal that repeatedly dropping an iPhone 4 on concrete will actually crack the screen and render the device unusable. (Caution: Difficult to watch video.)
     

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  2. Adam West macrumors newbie

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    No sh*t sherlock. What else would you expect.. It's an electronic device.
     
  3. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    You don't say...


    I was unaware that dropping things could break them.
     
  4. asleep macrumors 68040

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  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Hmmmm... can they try the following to see if doing that repeatedly renders that device useless.

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  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  7. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    Holy butterflies Batman!!!!! if you run in front of a speeding truck you will die!!!!

    Really did they need to state something as obvious as this:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  8. colday macrumors member

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    Not to say "repeatedly" on to "cement"!

    Whooda thunk?

    I'm actually surprised it took repeat tries!
     
  9. IndianGuy macrumors regular

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    more like - No sh*t Watson. What else would you expect.. It's an electronic device. - FTFY
     
  10. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I know why the screen stopped working - they took it apart and the connection came undone with the first drop.

    As for the cracking, they dropped it about as many times as people drop an iPhone. I dropped my 3G maybe twice.
     
  11. djohnson63 macrumors newbie

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    Wow! I am shocked! Can someone please see if you can drop it in the toilet and flush it without any serious damage?
     
  12. ChiliBlue macrumors 6502

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    Now you know and knowing is half the battle :p
     
  13. stevensr123 macrumors 6502

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    The only bad Thing is, if you drop your phone, both sides might crack, at least with the plastic on my 3G when I dropped it, the plastic mostly absorbed most of the impact and only left scratches.
     
  14. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    would like to see it being dropped with a bumper on it

    4 tries naked, maybe a bumper would make it like 10-15 tries?
     
  15. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    These guys should get a Pulitzer for such impressive investigative reporting.
     
  16. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    In the past when i first got my iphone 3g and did not have the otterbox case on it, i dropped it numerous times getting out of my truck. id have it sitting on my lap and get out and there it went! straight on the concrete. if i had to guess a 5 foot fall easily and never an issue, break or scratch! With alot of these vairous reports going around about issues with the iphone 4, im starting to wonder if i need to just wait??!!:confused:
     
  17. maus macrumors regular

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    I don't get all the negative responses. People are always asking to see drop/scratch tests, but when someone actually posts one, they get mocked. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, this just means that I'll be getting a case. :)
     
  18. danpass macrumors 68020

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    multiple attempts?


    I wonder if it would survive one explosion.



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    would like to see test done within a span of a couple months to a year. considering no one would drop their phone 4-5 times in a row. I could be wrong though...


    also, before I get jumped on...yes I know anything can be broken.
     
  20. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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  21. detroit1 macrumors regular

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    phone is fine :)
    but my toilet is clogged :(
     
  22. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    Take a quote from my site:
    I'd love to argue thats a durable ass phone.
     
  23. stphnman20 macrumors regular

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    hahah you guys are funny..

    Of course it'll break. Now try it with a case or the bumper.
     

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