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I've dropped my HTC Incredible a bunch of times and its only got some minor scratches on the screen. Its a pretty durable little phone...
post #62 of 155
The phone is made of glass.
If you drop glass it will break.
Therefore, if you drop the phone, it will break.
Solution: Don't drop the phone OR buy a case. Dunno why this article was needed as it's pretty obvious by itself.
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Do you think Apple intentionally makes their phones fragile so that people are more willing to buy insurance? Does Apple get a cut of the payment? /conspiracytheory
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Do you think Apple intentionally makes their phones fragile so that people are more willing to buy insurance? Does Apple get a cut of the payment? /conspiracytheory
Do antivirus companies make their own viruses? /conspiracy theory.

The glass is less reflective than the competition.

Also, apple probably makes oodles of money selling licenses to let other companies make cases for their phones.

The hunk of 20$ plastic in bestbuy costs that way for a reason.
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Do you think Apple intentionally makes their phones fragile so that people are more willing to buy insurance? Does Apple get a cut of the payment? /conspiracytheory
Or perhaps Apple uses the cheapest Glass it can to cut costs and increase profits. /realitycheck
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Or perhaps Apple uses the cheapest Glass it can to cut costs and increase profits. /realitycheck
Nah, the glass Apple uses is of very high quality. They are actually fairly difficult to scratch.
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Newsbreak: Not all glass is created equal. Real Gorilla Glass for instance is much stronger than the glass in your vanity mirror.
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Nah, the glass Apple uses is of very high quality. They are actually fairly difficult to scratch.
I'll take a minor scratch over being completely and utterly shattered. The glass isn't the only thing being shattered here, there's also the lies and misconception about build quality and sturdiness.
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Nah, the glass Apple uses is of very high quality. They are actually fairly difficult to scratch.
Apparently, not as high quality as "Gorilla Glass", which is what we're talking about here.


Edited by 2010rig - 10/20/11 at 10:27pm
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I am no fan of Apple but the way this "demonstration" was carried with all the angles of visibility on the iPhone when it was dropped and damaged compared to not showing you the full damage on the GS2 on its first drop ( you can see if you pause the video just right, damage to the side on the GS2 when he says "just some scratches here" ) ... and all the short quick looks for GS2 compared the the long multi-angled views for the 4S makes me think this was staged
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