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Surprise! Apple's flagship iPhone X is the most breakable iPhone ever…

07 November, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Lydia Fleming
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The new iPhone X has been branded as the "most breakable, highest-priced, most expensive to fix iPhone ever" by a smartphone insurance company after performing a series of drop tests on Apple's $999 handset.

Videos of various iPhone X drop-tests have been hitting the web since the new smartphone went on sale last week. The results were surprised that the unlocking of the phone was not regular after the test. In the second drop, the phone fell directly on its front face. 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.

In its full teardown of the iPhone X, iFixit found the device to be drastically reconfigured inside to maximize performance in the smallest space possible.

"You'd expect there to be a high price to pay for a attractive 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, vice president global creative director at SquareTrade.

Face Down Drop Test: On its first drop, SquareTrade saw the iPhone X shatter, its screen become unresponsive and its widely touted facial recognition feature fail completely. 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). When the phone was dropped from the same height from the back panel, it caused complete damage to the back glass panel.

The iPhone X has a giant screen, Face ID and no home button.


Hit the jump for the CNET's drop test on the iPhone X, and remember, It's not your phone being dropped.

Despite its high costs, the iPhone X has a low threshold for pain.

In addition, TechInsights costing analyst Al Cowsky told Reuters that "The iPhone X smartphone costs $357.50 to make and sells for $999, giving it a gross margin of 64 percent, according to TechInsights, a firm that tears down technology devices and analyzes the parts inside".

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

On Friday, Apple published a support document titled "About the Super Retina display on your iPhone X".

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