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People Are Already Shattering Their New iPhone Xs And The Rest of Us Poor Folk Are Here For It

By Nina / jeudi 9 novembre 2017 12:00
So you just spent more than $1,000 on the iPhoneX? And then you dropped it once and it shattered completely? Aw sorry, mate. That’s an FML.

The Apple iPhone X was released last Friday. It’s been touted as the most advanced iPhone to date, with facial recognition, dual 12MP cameras, wireless charging, and a beautiful 5.8-inch-super-retina screen display that curves around the entire face of the phone, hugging the edges.

But while the display itself may be the most technically advanced ever featured on an iPhone (they say it’s even water and dust resistant), it remains the Achilles’ heel of Apple’s chef d’oeuvre.

By which I mean it’s still crackable AF.

 

 

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 Put a case on it if you like, it’s gonna crack anyway. Even if it’s a little crack that doesn’t impact the phone’s usability, I would dare to say it’s near impossible to keep an iPhone crack-free. By covering even the edges in glass, Apple is tempting fate with the iPhone X, unless of course, that’s their end game. Who’s to say that someone willing to spend $999 on (the basic model of) the iPhone X, would not also be willing to spend the $550 it costs to replace the screen?

 

Needless to say, the vast majority of people, even devout Apple fans, can’t afford this shit, which may or may not even work (recall the failed face ID demo at this September’s Macworld). So while the money-burners are out there doing their thing, the rest of us lie in wait for the tech/design masterpieces we wish we had to slip out of their owners’ hands.

Yeah, it’s cruel, but it’s a coping mechanism, so hush.

We didn’t have to wait long, because not even a week after the release date, people are already sharing pictures of their absolutely shattered screens. For all you who already bought and broke your iPhone X, I sure hope you shelled out the extra $200 for AppleCare because the fixing that revolutionary display is no cheap endeavor.

Here are some more shattered iPhone Xs to ogle while laughing maniacally and pretended you wouldn’t have wasted your money on one if you could have afforded it.

 

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Satisfying, isn't it?

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By  retailsuxa$$  |  5

this is why samsung has my brand loyalty their shit is Durable.,i dropped my first smartphone my stratosphere down a flight of concrete stairs and that sucker wasnt even scratched, i dropped my s4 In a creek while hiking and it hit rocks and was totally submerged i retrieved it took the battery out and left both phone and battery in a bag of rice for a week popped the battery back in charged it and it worked fine for another 2years. my alias was lost outside for a week when we got like 15 inches of rain and i did the bag of rice trick on that and it was fine. on the other hand i got an ipod and that thing shit out within not even 6 months of me having it and hasn't worked since.

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By  retailsuxa$$  |  5

this is why samsung has my brand loyalty their shit is Durable.,i dropped my first smartphone my stratosphere down a flight of concrete stairs and that sucker wasnt even scratched, i dropped my s4 In a creek while hiking and it hit rocks and was totally submerged i retrieved it took the battery out and left both phone and battery in a bag of rice for a week popped the battery back in charged it and it worked fine for another 2years. my alias was lost outside for a week when we got like 15 inches of rain and i did the bag of rice trick on that and it was fine. on the other hand i got an ipod and that thing shit out within not even 6 months of me having it and hasn't worked since.

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  piinksock  |  16

I agree. I've never had an iphone laat more than 6 months. I have samsungs I've passed on to my kids to use that are still going 4 years later. I've got the 8+ and it survived being hurled across the house by a toddler.

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I agree as well. I have had Samsungs for several years now and I am looking forward to upgrading my Note 5 in February. From the description I don't see much that the Note 8 or S8 don't have. The rounded screen, great cameras, and the wireless charging are all things that Samsung has had for years now. They are also amazingly durable without a case and almost indestructible with one. I am probably jinxing myself, but in all the years I have had a Samsung (at least six years) I have never had a cracked or even scratched screen. I have always recommended them. Apple is overrated at best and overpriced at worst.

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  Madrias  |  34

My trusty old Samsung Galaxy S5's been through hell and still keeps working. Had a Galaxy S3 that survived the washing machine twice, and that's not a water-resistant phone. Safe to say that Samsung's got my vote for best design, just because they don't break. As for when I plan to get the S7... Soon. Yes, I know the S8's out, but S7's are getting cheap now because they're 'old' and people don't really want them. But for me, I don't mind a slightly older model of phone.

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  Friesian  |  4

My first iPhone worked for 2 years until I replaced it with a newer one. My next iPhone worked for 4 years despite being dropped in various sources of water, falling out of semi trucks onto hard asphalt, dropping it on cement and concrete floors, and being thrown at various points across the room and at the floor. All without shattering or cracking. Unfortunately what finally killed it was my boyfriend washing and drying it. I’ve had my current iPhone for almost a year and it’s survived getting wet, smashed, and dropped, and thrown, also with no damage.

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  crims0nangel  |  16

I regularly drop my samsung and have dropped it in a sink of running water. Still works and not a scratch on it. I had a flip phone before this one that I think was also a samsung, I droppped it in the oven (while the oven was on) and it still works. I threw it in a sink full of water and it still works.

By  mike3775  |  29

Whenever I get a new phone, the first thing I do when s purchase a case for it. My kids galaxy S8 got a case, my 8+ has a case, and my wife’s X (she bought it not me) has a case and has been dropped numerous times in the past week and not a scratch on it so far.

By  Glowworm56  |  23

I didn't even get an iPhone until a few months ago because a button fell off on my faithful old slide up cellphone. It's certainly not the latest model, but I don't care because it's perfect for me and does the most important thing I want in a phone--calls people. I really don't need the internet, or a camera but it is rather nice.

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  mike3775  |  29

I actually used to be like you, until I started using the camera more and more, than started using the internet while waiting at places. Now my phone has basically replaced my camera for pictures, unless I am going to events.

Is it just me? Or did anyone else notice half of those pictures of smashed Xs had a perfect circular shape on the back and it almost looked like a cover for the internal components. Maybe a flaw in the design? I smell a recall. Like a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 style mistake.

By  Taurus_ChicKa  |  27

I don't care how advanced/superior a phone is. If it's going to crack that easily, even with a case, no way am I forking over $1,000 for it. It doesn't matter what brand it is; I'd never purchase a phone that breakable.

By  Friesian  |  4

Shocking that when you drop or crush a glass phone it breaks. Moral of the story, buy a good case and put a screen protector on it. Also, I’ve seen the glass on newer Samsungs shatter like this, too, even in cases.

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