Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Apple Inc. Warns iPhone X Display Is Not Immune From OLED Issues

Apple-iPhone-X-broken iPhone X Is the 'Most Breakable Ever' According to Test
Garry Little | 07 November, 2017, 00:39

That coincides with Apple's own forecast that its its holiday 2017 quarter will be one of its best ever thanks to iPhone X sales. When he repeatedly hit the iPhone X with the hammer, its display quickly started to shatter further, suggesting that the iPhone X would still be vulnerable to cracking if dropped on a hard surface.

Apple's newest phone, the thousand-dollar iPhone X, finally hit store shelves Friday.

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.

The handset is described as "incredibly solid" after the customary series of torture tests, with premium stainless steel sides and a mostly glass construction that's impervious to daily scratches.

So just how durable is the glass on the iPhone X? Nevertheless, SquareTrade conducted it and found that there were some cracks, but most harm was done to some of the iPhone X's operability. In the second drop, the phone fell directly on its front face.

Dunk Test: The iPhone X faired similar to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models, surviving 30 minutes under five feet of water with some audio muffling during playback. While the screen and back panel did experience cracks, the biggest damage came from both Face ID and the new "home" swipe command failing. Whether it's the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 5s, there is history in this company with cracked screens and higher fix costs.

After all was said and done, SquareTrade gave it a "Breakability Score" of 90 (presumably out of 100), meaning it's a "High Risk" of shattering or breaking. All of which may be why Apple is charging a whopping $279 for front screen replacement and $549 for other repairs. A smile can be found on the faces of iPhone droppers every time a screen goes uncracked, spurning the hefty fix fee or, worse yet, the looming expense of buying another smartphone. Still, you absolutely shouldn't count on this fragile beaut surviving a single drop onto a hard surface, so once again, do not forget to get a case.

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