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To wonder why if iphones are so great ....

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ChairmanoftheBored Fri 24-May-13 20:12:53

Why does the screen shatter so easily?
Almost everyone I have seen who has one recently has dropped it at some point and the screen is completely buggered.
I am not much into gadgets but I have always wanted an iphone (just can't afford one) If I do decide to indulge myself I am just not sure I can be trusted not to join the broken screen club!

SamuelWestsMistress Fri 24-May-13 20:14:31

I've never yet cracked the screen on mine and I've had it for a good few years. It's been dropped on many occasions.

IneedAyoniNickname Fri 24-May-13 20:14:41

Personally I prefer my android, so don't think iPhones are great. Agree about the screens though. My friends broke and her bf (who lives in a different country) told her it was easy to replace, so she tried, fucked up and voided the insurance!

lljkk Fri 24-May-13 20:14:47

DH cycles along with his and hasn't dropped it yet smile.

Groovee Fri 24-May-13 20:15:00

My husband has smashed 2 iphones now!!! My son smashed my ipod. And my samsung smashed when it fell out my pocket. So not much better.

Jinsei Fri 24-May-13 20:16:02

I have dropped my iPhone loads of time - probably on at least 30-40 occasions, including on hard floors and concrete. I don't use a case or protector, but the screen is absolutely fine. Maybe I'm just lucky! grin

quoteunquote Fri 24-May-13 20:16:22

I go though one about every three weeks.

Helpyourself Fri 24-May-13 20:17:32

I am incredibly clumsy- I bought a case within hours of buying both phones I lose things as well as drop them and have never broken a screen.
DDs both have shattered screens though. Kiosk type phone shops replace the screen for £40.

noblegiraffe Fri 24-May-13 20:17:35

I've got a rubber case on mine, it just bounces when dropped.

Wiifitmama Fri 24-May-13 20:17:36

I love my iPhone more than life itself! And I drop it 10 times a day. The screen and phone are fine as I use this in hot pink grin

IsThatTrue Fri 24-May-13 20:18:28

I haven't smashed a screen yet and my iPhone has been dropped hundreds of times. Including outside on parents, inside on wood floors etc. I'm lucky I guess.

ENormaSnob Fri 24-May-13 20:18:29

I has a few iPhones and never smashed a single one.

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 24-May-13 20:18:51

I bought a case when I first got mine. I have driven over it, twice, in my Toyota Land Cruiser, and it is fine.

NotYoMomma Fri 24-May-13 20:18:54

I've just got a Sony Xperia Z and apart from dd and dh, it's the best tthing to ever happen to me lol

I'll never go back to apple

PersonalClown Fri 24-May-13 20:19:35

I've had one for a few years now and never broken it. First thing I bought was a decent case/cover.
BIL dropped his on the London to Brighton cycle and it survived!
His and SILs Samsung S3s on the other hand.....Dear monster nephew has shattered both cameras!!

I think it's a combination of bad luck and being more fragile because of the touch screen.

I'm generally quite careful with my things. My iPod lasted 3 years before I cracked the screen and that was only because I didn't see it in the washing pile. Thanks DS. Still works fine though.

Oopla Fri 24-May-13 20:20:31

Love mine but been pretty unlucky with the screens. Am on #3 and have cracked all 3, as has my DP. After many many drops tbf.

About 3 weeks ago ds threw my iPhone in the bath, 24 hrs in a bowl of rice and it was perfect again, few days later dropped it and DINK!

DeafLeopard Fri 24-May-13 20:22:57

I love mine so I'm very careful with it, whereas my less careful friend has dropped hers in the loo, had it gummed up by her sticky toddler, lost another one etc etc

I think because they are so good, people are always using them in the way you maybe wouldn't with another phone that doesn't have as many uses, so they are more likely to get dropped.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Fri 24-May-13 20:24:14

I drop mine all the time and its never smashed, I use covers and screen protectors though.

CAF275 Fri 24-May-13 20:27:06

Easy - buy a thick rubber-ish cover for it. I've dropped mine countless times and it just bounces. No brainer.

SoupDragon Fri 24-May-13 20:27:44

I've had two, both of which have taken a battering, and the screens have been fine.

Snog Fri 24-May-13 20:28:04

Have had iPhones for years and never cracked a screen, neither do I know anyone else who has

Snog Fri 24-May-13 20:29:49

I Have had iPhones for years and never cracked a screen, neither do I know anyone else who has

ChairmanoftheBored Fri 24-May-13 20:32:39

Oh dear, I fear some of you might have convinced me that its a good idea to get one. Time to see about an upgrade. Not going to pay too much though.

NotYoMomma Fri 24-May-13 20:33:17

Mine shattered after one drop sad

Was insured though thank god

NotYoMomma Fri 24-May-13 20:34:13

There are much better phones now to be honest. Apple seems to have gone a bit stagnant

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