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We already broke the iPhone X (The 3:59, Ep. 311)

We already broke the iPhone X (The 3:59, Ep. 311)

With the launch of the new Apple iPhone X three days ago, people have lined up as usual to get their hands on one, including all of the groups who can't wait to simply throw it at the ground, hit it with a hammer or let Fido get his chops on it.

SquareTrade's iPhone X Breakability Test results.

How many drops does it take to crack an iPhone X?

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However, Apple also quietly released a support document on Friday that states the iPhone X display could suffer from color shifts and screen burn-in over time. In the second drop, the phone fell directly on its front face.

"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. As these technologies improve, we have seen screens and phone bodies improve with them, including curved, double sided glass (both sides of the phone) and now possibly folding screens (in the near future).

TechRax subjected his iPhone X to a solid stabbing with a kitchen knife, which the iPhone X withstood fairly easily. Meanwhile, the back drop completely shattered the back panel leaving loose shards of glass, making it hard to hold. The face-down test rendered the iPhone X useless due to a shattered screen and unresponsive inputs, including the facial recognition feature. Although the screen was able to recognize touch through cracks suffered during the test, the "home" swipe command failed, stranding users in the app that happened to be open. All of which may be why Apple is charging a whopping $279 for front screen replacement and $549 for other repairs. But for the iPhone X, Apple's fix bills are more expensive than ever. Do you buy accidental damage insurance on your smartphones? That said, iPhone X managed to grab 0.93 percent of the overall market share for iPhones after the first weekend of sales, the firm found.


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