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#31 +OOOOOOOO

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:24

Glass screens are one of things that separate the Apple stuff from the cheaper crap on the market. Be more careful is what I say to people. End of. The best quality stuff should always be looked after properly anyway.


#32 .Neo

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:30

No, it's not the user. Apple makes fragile hardware. End of story. The Apple apologists on this thread are sickening.

Every electronic device that incorporates glass can scratch, crack or shatter and as such needs to be handled with care. Not by any means unique to Apple products. You trying to claim otherwise is plain nonsense.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:45

Everyone I know with an iPhone has a crack somewhere on the glass. They have a cases for the phones as well. Hell, I dropped my nieces iPod (latest gen) from 3ft on to tile an the screen shattered. iPods/iPhones are very sensitive to having the glass crack or shatter. I have seen Android dropped from 5ft on on to concrete and they come away with just a minor scratch on the side/plastic.

Every electronic device that incorporates glass can scratch, crack or shatter and as such needs to be handled with care. Not by any means unique to Apple products. You trying to claim otherwise is plain nonsense.


I dropped my GNEX a few months ago on to concrete and it skipped end over end for a few feet as well. Only a scratch on the corner and the screen is PERFECT. Tho I drop my nieces iPod on to tile and the screen shatters.

Apple's screens are more sensitive and more susceptible to damage than other screens. There are several drop tests/videos proving/showing this as well.

Yes, every screen has the potential to crack....but Apple needs to do something with their screens and why they are breaking so easily.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:45

I'm typing this on my retina mbp outside and I'm not getting much of a glare (nice sunny day)

#35 .Neo

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:46

Everyone I know with an iPhone has a crack somewhere on the glass. They have a cases for the phones as well. Hell, I dropped my nieces iPod (latest gen) from 3ft on to tile an the screen shattered. iPods/iPhones are very sensitive to having the glass crack or shatter. I have seen Android dropped from 5ft on on to concrete and they come away with just a minor scratch on the side/plastic.

Last week a guy next to me in the club dropped his Samsung Galaxy S II on the floor and the entire screen cracked instantly. I believe that one runs Android.

#36 2xSilverKnight

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:48

Everybody should know that an iPhone glass screen is extremelly poor quality. It breaks so easily. I know a handfull of people with shattered iPhones or iPod, and some of them did not even drop it, it shatered because of a small bump onto a chair etc ..

I dropped my S2 on the concrete without a scratch .. go figures.

Last week a guy next to me in the club dropped his Samsung Galaxy S II on the floor and the entire screen cracked.


So ?? Must have dropped it really bad.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:53

Glass screens are one of things that separate the Apple stuff from the cheaper crap on the market. Be more careful is what I say to people. End of. The best quality stuff should always be looked after properly anyway.


There are a lot of others screens out there that use gorilla glass that do not break as easily. Besides, would rather have a plastic screen that doesnt shatter than a glass screen that does. Yea, can be the most careful person in the world...but everyone messes up at some point. Only takes once as well.

The best quality stuff shouldnt break so easily either. What it is called QUALITY.

Last week a guy next to me in the club dropped his Samsung Galaxy S II on the floor and the entire screen cracked instantly. I believe that one runs Android.


Never said it cannot happen to androids. Apple products are more susceptible to it...a lot more susceptible.

Why lots of people/stores sell kits and repair iPhone screens.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:53

I'm typing this on my retina mbp outside and I'm not getting much of a glare (nice sunny day)


And your point is what? This thread isn't about glare, it's about dropping the iphone and the screen breaking.

#39 .Neo

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:55

So ?? Must have dropped it really bad.

So? So it means every device with a glass screen can crack when dropped. He dropped the phone while sitting down.

I dropped my GNEX a few months ago on to concrete and it skipped end over end for a few feet as well. Only a scratch on the corner and the screen is PERFECT. Tho I drop my nieces iPod on to tile and the screen shatters.

You got lucky. Big deal.

Apple's screens are more sensitive and more susceptible to damage than other screens. There are several drop tests/videos proving/showing this as well

You by all means pretend YouTube videos posted by random people are the apex of reliability. I've seen similar videos claim the Nokia Lumia 900's screen is next to impossible to scratch. My personal experience with the phone tells a different story altogether.

Yes, every screen has the potential to crack....but Apple needs to do something with their screens and why they are breaking so easily.

I've seen people drop their iPhone 4/4S without a single crack in the screen afterwards. I owned a 2008 iPod touch that was dropped a total of four times, not a single crack either. It just boils down to luck.

Why lots of people/stores sell kits and repair iPhone screens.

That would be because Apple has twice the market share of the runner-up Samsung. Obviously you'll see more cracked iPhones than any other phone model. They're a lot more popular.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:58

I've seen people drop their iPhone 4/4S without a single crack in the screen afterwards. I owned a 2008 iPod touch that was being dropped a total of four times, not a single crack either. It just boils down to luck.


Then lots of people with iPhones/iPods have bad luck.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 21:09

Bloody Volvo and their obsession with glass screens! I let my kid drive my car, and when they crashed it into a tree the screen broke! Then, when I had it fixed it, they crashed the car again! Now I have to pay for a new one again! :angry:


Yes because making a Windscreen out of Glass, because you actually need to see through it, is the exact same thing as making a phone with 2 Glass sides that shatter easily. I felt my IQ dropping as I read your post.

#42 .Neo

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 21:10

Then lots of people with iPhones/iPods have bad luck.

That would be because Apple has twice the market share of the runner-up Samsung. Obviously you'll see more cracked iPhones than any other phone model. They're a lot more popular.



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Posted 29 July 2012 - 21:11

The problem with the iPhone is that it has bigger corners due to the roundness(hitting a corner is instant shatter), the small bezel and aluminum frame also makes it more fragile because it has practically zero give before the glass. Meanwhile a phone with high quality plastic or polycarbonate with a bigger bezel, will be able to compress far more in the bezel without damaging the casing and absorb much of the impact preventing a shatter of the glass.

Except your own quote isn't really true ;)

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 21:13

So? So it means every device with a glass screen can crack when dropped. He dropped the phone while sitting down.


On to what kind of surface?

You got lucky. Big deal.


They I, my sisters, my mom, and many other members of my family and fiends are very lucky. I have seen several phones drop and everytime an iPhone is dropped, the screen is cracked. Very rarely is it so that I have seen with other phones.

So use luck for an excuse if you want.

We're going to pretend YouTube videos posted by random people are the apex of reliability? I've seen similar videos claim the Nokia Lumia 900's screen is next to impossible to scratch. My personal experience with the phone tells a different story altogether.


Not random people and you can see clearly what tests are being done and they are the same with each phone. SO deny what your eyes see all you want.

I've seen people drop their iPhone 4/4S without a single crack in the screen afterwards. I owned a 2008 iPod touch that was dropped a total of four times, not a single crack either. It just boils down to luck.


Call it luck all you want....Apple users must be very unlucky then.

That would be because Apple has twice the market share of the runner-up Samsung. Obviously you'll see more cracked iPhones than any other phone model. They're more popular.


No, its called Apple only warranty's the screen (unless you by extended) for 1 year and people do not want to pay twice as much for Apple to fix the screens. SO kits came out to make it cheaper. T here would be no replacement kits if this was not a widespread problem.

And iPhones are the single most popular phone. Not the most popular platform. So more people have Androids than iPhones.

The problem with the iPhone is that it has bigger corners due to the roundness(hitting a corner is instant shatter), the small bezel and aluminum frame also makes it more fragile because it has practically zero give before the glass. Meanwhile a phone with high quality plastic or polycarbonate with a bigger bezel, will be able to compress far more in the bezel without damaging the casing and absorb much of the impact preventing a shatter of the glass.


True...and the fact it has 2 glass sides doesnt help either.

#45 .Neo

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 21:31

On to what kind of surface?

Polished stone tiles.

They I, my sisters, my mom, and many other members of my family and fiends are very lucky. I have seen several phones drop and everytime an iPhone is dropped, the screen is cracked. Very rarely is it so that I have seen with other phones.

So use luck for an excuse if you want.

What you're writing here is meaningless to me. For all I care you're making everything up in yet another attempt to discredit Apple in favor of Android.

No, its called Apple only warranty's the screen (unless you by extended) for 1 year and people do not want to pay twice as much for Apple to fix the screens. SO kits came out to make it cheaper. T here would be no replacement kits if this was not a widespread problem.

There's a bigger market for replacement kits because the phone is more popular than any other phone. More phones mean more accidents can occur.

And iPhones are the single most popular phone. Not the most popular platform. So more people have Androids than iPhones.

Hence the reason I was comparing phone manufacturers and phone models rather than platforms as a whole. Try reading more carefully. Not all Android phones have glass panels, which makes a large portion of them incomparable to begin with.



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