Apple's iPhone X is the most crackable iPhone yet

Bill Rogers
November 7, 2017

You could argue that dropping the iPhone X from 6 feet in the air is not realistic, but as CNET found out, a drop from 3 feet - the height of most people's pockets - resulted in similar damage. 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).

Another drop (of a fresh, undamaged iPhone X) cracked the front and back, but also damaged Face ID and stopped the new home screen gestures from working, making it impossible to leave the app now open.

According to research from SquareTrade, the iPhone X is one of the most fragile smartphones in the history of the technology, and is easily the most fragile iPhone to ever hit the market. 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 higher a device scores on a 100-point scale which is based on factors like physical characteristics, components, and drop, dunk, bend, tumble, and shot tests to simulate everyday use, the more breakable it is. SquareTrade has been putting the latest phones through their paces over the past couple years.

Side and Back Drop Tests: Remarkably, the side drop did the most internal damage to the phone.

So just how durable is the glass on the iPhone X?

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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. Although sells seem to be pretty good on both the X and the 8 that came out in September, you will soon see a lot of complaints rolling in about everyone breaking their glass-because let's face it, we all suck at taking care of our phones.

It may cost a fortune, but there's no denying that the iPhone X is jaw-droppingly pretty.

What do you think about SquareTrade's iPhone X breakability test?

Other things users can do to protect the Super Retina display include using auto-brightness and setting the iPhone X to switch off the display when it's not being used.

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