Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

IPhone X Is the 'Most Breakable Ever' According to Test

Apple warns of iPhone X screen burn-in issues in its support document page Apple warns of iPhone X screen burn-in issues in its support document page
Lori Graves | 07 November, 2017, 01:08

"You'd expect there to be a high price to pay for a handsome phone like the iPhone X. Unfortunately for consumers, in the end it's likely to be more than the $1,000 they've already invested", said Jason Siciliano, global creative director at Square Trade in a press release. We believe Apple will need more metal frame and casing assembly capacity and new suppliers because of more complex metal frame design and casing assembly, while models equipped with AMOLED and stainless steel metal frame will increase to two (vs. only one - iPhone X - in 2H17). You just need to spend $999 for an iPhone X but a small drop will cause you a heavy financial loss.

Apple touts that the iPhone X has "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone", but glass is glass after all and it's bound to break, shatter, or crack at some point. Apple is now offering 30-minute online training sessions to iPhone X customers to help them get the most out of their new smartphone.

The side drop was considered the most damaging internally, while the exterior of the phone remained mostly intact.

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To go with that, Kohli boasts of the highest average (54.06) among all the players who have scored more than 1,000 runs in T20Is. Munro, who hit 7 fours and 7 sixes, and Tom Bruce, who scored 18, signed off with a 56-run unbeaten stand for the third wicket.

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

A drop on the phone's corner gave it only minor scratches, while a drop on the phone's front display produced a visible, but small glass fracture on the device's top-left side. While the screen and back panel did experience cracks, the biggest damage came from both Face ID and the new "home" swipe command failing. And where Apple charges a fee of between $319 and $399 for any other damage to the iPhone 7 and 8 range, the X costs $549. A smile can be found on the faces of iPhone droppers every time a screen goes uncracked, spurning the hefty fix fee or, worse yet, the looming expense of buying another smartphone. Compare that with the iPhone 8's rating of 67 earlier this year, and it seems that Apple's mandate to innovate each device comes at the cost of structural integrity.

That coincides with Apple's own forecast that its its holiday 2017 quarter will be one of its best ever thanks to iPhone X sales. Do you buy accidental damage insurance on your smartphones?

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