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Wednesday, 13 October 2010 10:56

iPhone 4 more prone to damage than predecessors

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Warranty service SquareTrade has announced that Apple’s iPhone 4 is 82 percent more likely to be damaged than previous iPhone models.

The company examined some 22,000 customers and found that the 4 was quite a bit more fragile than its predecessors. For example, the iPhone 4 features a glass backside, while previous models used aluminium or heavy duty plastic.

The same aluminosilicate glass is used on the screen, with similar results. Apple claims that the glass is 20 times harder than plastic and that it’s comparable to sapphire crystal in terms of strength. While this might be true, it’s clearly not flexible enough and like any crystal it’s not forgiving.

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-6 #1 function69 2010-10-13 11:52
Who cares?
 
 
+7 #2 thetruth 2010-10-13 11:54
How do competitors' products compare?
 
 
+6 #3 hellfire 2010-10-13 13:30
well after months that passed since it was released, it was finally noticed that its glass on the front and back! great news!
 
 
+3 #4 yasin 2010-10-13 15:59
i think as they push the weight down and make it thinner and smaller, its inevitably going to get weaker unless they used carbon fibre.but apple doesnt really swing that way-they are quite into glass atm (at the back)
 
 
-1 #5 Dilbert 2010-10-13 17:55
Steel with high carbon percentage is harder than steel with low percentage of carbon. however high carbon steel is rarely used as strength usually means brittle and prone to shattering.

A block of ice is strong but if you drop it it'll shatter into ice cubes good for drinks.
 
 
+1 #6 Fud_u 2010-10-14 08:21
In other forum, I'm actually hearing people like how their phone is broken into little pieces and they said that it give it a "style". This is fanboism at it's finest. I'm speechless. Some of these people need to get shot. Their stupidity is spreading like the plague.
 

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