IPhone X first weekend adoption tops the iPhone 8 models

Posted November 07, 2017

How many drops does it take to crack an iPhone X?

Another drop (of a fresh, undamaged iPhone X) cracked the front and back, but also damaged Face ID and stopped the new home screen gestures from working, making it impossible to leave the app now open.

And here's the quoted test results that SquareTrade sent.

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The side drop was considered the most damaging internally, while the exterior of the phone remained mostly intact. The higher a device scores on a 100-point scale which is based on factors like physical characteristics, components, and drop, dunk, bend, tumble, and shot tests to simulate everyday use, the more breakable it is. When he repeatedly hit the iPhone X with the hammer, its display quickly started to shatter further, suggesting that the iPhone X would still be vulnerable to cracking if dropped on a hard surface. Everything still worked fine, but this iPhone X definitely looked banged up. On the first face-down drop, the firm saw the glass front shatter, the display become unresponsive, and Face ID stopped working. Once I turned off the screen, I noticed an additional hairline fracture running from the bottom left where the second scuff was nearly to the top of the phone. When the phone was dropped from the same height from the back panel, it caused complete damage to the back glass panel. Although sells seem to be pretty good on both the X and the 8 that came out in September, you will soon see a lot of complaints rolling in about everyone breaking their glass-because let's face it, we all suck at taking care of our phones. An industry analyst found that the iPhone X's flashier parts cost Apple 25 percent more than the iPhone 8, but that it retails for 43 percent more. Or in other words, if you crack the back of your iPhone X it will cost $549 for Apple to fix it.

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