You knew it was coming. Videos of people torturing the newest rash of iPhones are starting to emerge online, including one by SquareTrade, which shows the new iPhones being tortured in every way imaginable. So how did Apple's latest crop hold up? Surprisingly well, with a few caveats.
The iPhone 4 is far from indestructible. Hell, it's starting to seem like it might actually be fragile. So here, for worrywarts and klutzes alike, is an overview of some warranty and insurance plans in case things go wrong.
New data from SquareTrade (one of the bigger warranty providers) says Asus and Toshiba have the least hardware malfunctions over 3 years, while one-in-four HP laptops are projected to experience problems. Oh, and crappy netbooks are worst of all.
If you're picking up a 3GS and like to buy a warranty, Apple will extend coverage to two years for $69. It's good for if/when the phone spontaneously combusts without human intervention. But what about just dropping the thing?