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  • iPhone 4 Cracks Emerge
    Apple compares the iPhone 4 glass to a helicopter windshield, and say its 30 times harder than plastic and less prone to breakage.



    On its website, Apple talks up the "aluminosilicate glass" used in the iPhone 4, which it says is the same type of glass used in the windshields of helicopters and high-speed trains.

    "Chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, the glass is ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever," Apple says.

    A Sydney iPhone repair shop has seen different after the first broken model came through their door.

    According to the Sydney repair shop, one must be careful not to drop their iPhone 4 because the cost to repair the glass is significantly higher than the 3G[S]. (I feel no matter what iPhone one owns one must be careful not to drop)

    The young gentlemen that dropped his phone off at the Sydney repair shop states that it will cost $199.00 to repair and states that he feels the iPhone 4 was just as, if not more fragile as the previous models. For the 3G and 3Gs models a screen repair was around $129.00

    Remember - Apple does not cover it if you drop it. The phone slipped out of his hands because he was carrying too many things. He also provided photos showing the damage on dropped iPhone 4 models follows a similar pattern of previous versions.

    EDIT: The gentlemen stated "I kind of regret not putting the cover on straight away but I didn't think it would shatter like that, I just thought it would be a small scratch," he said.

    "It's not even as durable as a BlackBerry - I drop the BlackBerry all the time but i've never seen something that's shattered this quick."



    'I'm shattered': cracks emerge in iPhone 4
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4 Cracks Emerge started by thetoothfairy View original post
    Comments 141 Comments
    1. skater38053's Avatar
      skater38053 -
      Quote Originally Posted by saltyfishy123 View Post
      Im buying a cracked iPhone 4 off someone tomorrow. on ebay replacement digitizers like 65 bucks.. dont know if its as good at the original but hope it works.. im payin 500 for it
      Untill you try to take the digitizer apart from the LCD and CRACK! theres another $65 or more and a few days for the LCD to get in.

      Ive had two calls today asking if i could fix them. Of course I can but,there not willing to pay the $120 for the screen and LCD plus the 30 or 40 for me to fix them.
    1. Neo0019's Avatar
      Neo0019 -
      Quote Originally Posted by saltyfishy123 View Post
      Im buying a cracked iPhone 4 off someone tomorrow. on ebay replacement digitizers like 65 bucks.. dont know if its as good at the original but hope it works.. im payin 500 for it


      That is crazy!!! 500.00 is a lot of money!!!!
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      It shouldn't even be a question whether or not to buy a case or some sort of protection for a device that is not cheap. But think about the cost of replacing it... $499/$599 and that's enough for me to spend whatever to protect this one.
    1. saltyfishy123's Avatar
      saltyfishy123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by skater38053 View Post
      Untill you try to take the digitizer apart from the LCD and CRACK! theres another $65 or more and a few days for the LCD to get in.

      Ive had two calls today asking if i could fix them. Of course I can but,there not willing to pay the $120 for the screen and LCD plus the 30 or 40 for me to fix them.
      Well i just ordered a LCD with digitizer off ebay for 69 bucks.. and WHITE

      My plan is to get this phone and turn it into a white iPhone 4 (Considering you cant buy them yet)
      Theres another white iphone 4 on ebay and its at 1100 bucks right now
    1. SoCal Railroader's Avatar
      SoCal Railroader -
      1.Get a case
      2.Get insurance that covers things like this.

      I actually dropped my iPhone in a Jack In The Box in Merced, CA on Sunday, I had it in my hand and it slipped out while I was getting a drink with the other hand. It fell, oh probably 3-4 feet onto a tiled floor (by the soda fountain), and it did NOT crack, break or even cry, and why not? Well, I had a BoxWave Eclipse Crystal Slip Case on it, and Bodyguardz protectors on front and back, needless to say I am positive those things saved me. I do have Worth Ave Group Insurance on it, but still, I'd rather not have to pay a $50 deductible if I don't have to

      http://www.boxwave.com/products/ecli...-case_3968.htm
    1. saltyfishy123's Avatar
      saltyfishy123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Neo0019 View Post
      That is crazy!!! 500.00 is a lot of money!!!!

      Well yeah, but I honestly cant find them under that.. Whoever i almost get a deal with always back out and its been getting really annoying. So i just want to get one and fix it and try and make a few bucks of it. And since the unlock should be out by now; who wouldnt want a white iPhone 4 thats unlocked
    1. adamnur's Avatar
      adamnur -
      I love the feel of it with just a best skins ever shield...but I've been debating getting a bumper.

      How are you guys liking the bumpers, for those of you that have it?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      I have one it's nice I just dot use it
    1. clikzip's Avatar
      clikzip -
      I got my phone yesterday. I ordered the otterbox two weeks ago. Instead of sending me the three otterboxes for the iPhone 4 (two were for other people). They sent me one iPhone 3G case. After I called them they questioned nothing and said they were sending 3 out. Now I have a phone but no case, drawn between buying another case knowing the otterbox is coming in or waiting. Sucks
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      It doesn't matter what the phones are made of...they are going to break. No surprise here. They are not designed to take a fall even if Steve says they are the most damage resistant phones to date.
    1. 6309phone's Avatar
      6309phone -
      Squaretrade.com warranty. $5.99/month for accidental breakage.
    1. mr1080p's Avatar
      mr1080p -
      Well, dude should have just ordered a new front glass from iPhone Screen, iPhone Battery, iPhone Repair, iPhone Glass | DirectFix.com for cheaper than that and he could have got a white replacement. The tear down is easy with their video tutorial.
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      I bought a silicone case for my i4. But, if you've ever had a silicone case before you know what I mean by "it catches or gets stuck inside the pockets of your clothing". Therefore right after putting it on my phone, I was outside smoking. When I reached in my pocket to answer my phone, it got caught up and then fell onto the sidewalk !!! But fortunately the case that caused the problem.... Solved the problem.

      HOW IRONIC 
    1. SunVibe.net's Avatar
      SunVibe.net -
      That's a pretty heavy price for the replacement although it's still cheaper than getting a new phone or having to send it into Apple. My company does i4 glass replacement for $135 +tax. We also turn black iPhone 4s into White one's for $100 Pretty busy over here. I do admit though the white i4 is pretty slick!!
    1. Wilbourn's Avatar
      Wilbourn -
      One day, a young man went to the doctor because his arm was hurting. The doctor asked the young man "does your arm hurt when I do this?" and the young man said "yes. It hurts when you do that.". It was then the doctor figured out the solution and told young man "If it hurts when you hold it that way, then don't hold it that way.".

      The moral of the story is, if you have a cr@p load of stuff in your hands, put your iPhone 4 in your d@mn pocket. Case and point, if your not smart enough to put your iPhone in your pocket while your carrying a lot of stuff, then you probably shouldn't own an iPhone.

      Yes, the iPhone 4's glass is far less than advertised as far as strength goes and will break, but if your not intelligent or mature enough to own a iPhone and put it in your pocket when your hands are full or your not using it, then you shouldn't own one.
    1. Joseph_Prophet's Avatar
      Joseph_Prophet -
      i saw a video on this a while back.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by SunVibe.net View Post
      That's a pretty heavy price for the replacement although it's still cheaper than getting a new phone or having to send it into Apple. My company does i4 glass replacement for $135 +tax. We also turn black iPhone 4s into White one's for $100 Pretty busy over here. I do admit though the white i4 is pretty slick!!
      I can't wait for the white ones to be released if they ever do! Turning a black one white probably voids the warranty...
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      People r freaking crazy to
      Not have a case!! This is a $600 phone/computer, that is very easily dropped!! I have a case on mine, screen protector, and have it wrapped in a super soft cloth whenever it is in my pocket!! I'm taking NO chances!

      Did anyone actually BELIEVE Jobs and apple when they claimed it's as strong as helicopters and trains and the moon??

      GET A CASE!!
    1. iphonerookie's Avatar
      iphonerookie -
      My friend dropped his 2 weeks after having it on concrete and it cracked. Took to apple store and they exchanged it out because of the crack lol we couldn't believe it haha
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      Quote Originally Posted by 6309phone View Post
      Squaretrade.com warranty. $5.99/month for accidental breakage.
      interesting. It is signifactly cheaper than asurion but it doesn't cover loss or theft. I suppose im more worried about it just breaking but if i lose it then i would be SOL.