iPhone Destruction, From Accidental to Premeditated

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Let's start with the accidental... ;) A reader dropped her iPhone (pictured above) shortly after buying it, from a distance of only two feet up, but managed to crack her screen on the thinly-carpeted floor.

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But with no replacement plan, insurance, or any sort of clumsy-protection, she found herself screwed out of $600. That was, until the Apple store from which she purchased the unit emailed her and replaced it free. Wow. Her quote: "I guess they felt sorry for me."

Illustration for article titled iPhone Destruction, From Accidental to Premeditated
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Illustration for article titled iPhone Destruction, From Accidental to Premeditated
Illustration for article titled iPhone Destruction, From Accidental to Premeditated

This guy drops his iPhone in a similar situation, just after opening. But the tech appears unharmed, maybe because it fell with some of the packaging.

Premeditated

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PC World trashed the iPhone pretty well. The find it very scratch resistant to keys. It survives a drop on carpet and tile, and a handful more on the street. All the iPhone suffers are a few scratches. Choice quote: "You won't have to coddle it like it's a baby."

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Thinksecret completely dissected the iPhone. In the name of science? Kinda. Dissections show that quite a few internals can be found in other popular phones, like Blackberries.

This video is along the same lines, but they actually show video on the dissection. The iPhone getting hammered is every bit as gruesome as the first five minutes of American History X.

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No way that happened from 2 feet, unless it fell on a carbide steel spike or something. I know frm experience.

I took my first iPhone back, as it had a speck of dust or something behind the glass, and was really annoying. While the genius and I were removing it from the box, it fell out.

The phone fell 5 FEET and sustained NO DAMAGE. This was in the Apple store with HARDWOOD FLOORS. The phone powered on and operated with NO ILL EFFECTS.

That screen is AMAZINGLY durable I maintain that any accidental impact (read: the "2 foot drop" story is bullsh*t) of sufficient shock force to break the glass will also break the LCD.