Apple Inc. announced the new iPhone X recently. The latest iPhone from Apple is priced at $999 for the 64GB and $1149 for the 256GB model. While iPhone X has become the most anticipated phone for its fans all around the world, it comes as a disappointment regarding durability. Apple claims the iPhone X’s glass to be the most durable glass ever sported in the smartphone. However, the all-new iPhone X has been rated a whopping score of 90 out of 100 for its breakability.
The new iPhone X was taken to one of the sophisticated labs by Square Trade (a company that offers protection plans for smartphone users) where numerous test was done on it. According to the result obtained, Square Trade claims, “The iPhone X’s new all-glass front and back and lack of a home button lead to the most breakable iPhone ever.” The company performed different drop tests and analyzed the breaking points of iPhone X.
The different tests from the height of six feet concluded that the iPhone X is prone to damage on screen, home button malfunction, front and back glass panel shattering and many more.
On the first drop test with the screen facing down, the facial recognition became unresponsive. Further, the glass shattered and suffered damage that could be solved only after a screen replacement.
The side and backdrop test revealed that the phone suffered internal hardware damage including an inoperable screen. In one of the test, the device was kept in a tumbling machine which shattered the glass panel on the back. Moreover, the home button couldn’t function.
How bad can the repair cost go on the new iPhone?
Not surprisingly, the repair cost of the iPhone is usually high. Even the new iPhone costs a staggering figure of $549 for repair. The repairing cost is almost half the cost of a new one. While other companies, including Samsung, charges around $20 to $30 for most of their flagship devices, iPhone charges $279.