iPhone 4 Glass Housing Breaks in Test Drop
To test the claims made by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the guys at iFix your i , a company that deals with Apple iProducts repairs, got their hands on what they say are original Apple iPhone 4 parts (without the circuit board) and did some drop tests, checking if it can handle shocks and sudden impact.
Here’s what’s up….
The main thing that is adding confusion is ‘how many drop tests were performed?’
There were two total tests complete.
First round broke on the 3rd drop, on concrete, flat. As stated.
Second test, as requested by readers, was another test to see if it would break on different surfaces(carpet/concrete) if it hit the corner, fumbled, etc. It broke on the 7th, hitting the top left corner, on concrete. The second drop test is not pictured yet.
For the second test…The glass survived all drops onto carpet, and survived six angled drops onto concrete, but when dropped flat down the glass shattered. The seventh angled drop onto concrete broke the glass as well, but your local retired NFL lineman can tell you all about cumulative damage.
The following pictures(of the glass from the first drop test) ought to silence some of the doubters. You will see that these are genuine Apple parts, note the laser etching on the digitizer cable, and front camera hole in the test glass. They’re too legit, you must acquit. More images to come.
Note that Apple doesn’t cover this sort of damage on their warranty policy, which means you will have to either pay for your replacement phone (Apple usually replaces the whole device with a refurbished model), or take it to an independent repair shop (which in turn would void your warranty, if the place is not approved by Apple).