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2,471 people is now 24% of all iphone users? What happened to the several million others who's aren't cracked?

Anyways, had an Otterbox on my old 4S, thing was nearly impossible to break.

it's called sampling wink.gif
post #32 of 72
Extremely small sample size to make such judgments so yh... pinch of salt with this one.

On the note of cracking screens, for the 11 odd years I have had phones I have never fully dropped or broken a single one, it's all about how you care for your phone.
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i fix phones for a living and we get iphone 4/4s screens for 30 bucks,sometimes even less

the one that needs an otterbox for sure is the Galaxy S3, screen on that thing is almost 200 dollars even for bulk business buys.
    
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Well, you'd expect a person not to buy a 700$ smartphone if he can't accept the fact that, no matter what protection measures you take, it can fall down, get wet etc and be completely destroyed.

Most people buy their phones on contract and most of time the higher end phones are all the same ~$200.
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i fix phones for a living and we get iphone 4/4s screens for 30 bucks,sometimes even less

the one that needs an otterbox for sure is the Galaxy S3, screen on that thing is almost 200 dollars even for bulk business buys.

You should get bulk orders from certain ebay dealers. Friends shop get's the iphone's glass digitizers for $7/ea, and Galaxy S3 screens for not much more tongue.gif

Unless you're doing it under their warranty and have to use their specific parts... then you're screwed either way tongue.gif
post #35 of 72
I've dropped my 4S countless number of times (because of other prople) and the screen has never cracked. The same goes for my Old 3G and 4. And I've never used any case.

I actually find iPhones to be rock solid or maybe i've been Lucky biggrin.gif
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I really have to laugh when I see people jumping up to defend something a poll states.

The sample size is large enough to be within a fairly small margin of error.

My car has never been in an accident. Using the same mentality displayed here, accidents do not exist.
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My ipod is cracked because the charger got wrapped around my foot and it went flying.
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post #38 of 72
Go take intro to stats again.

Sample size is way too small. A few thousand is supposed to represent millions and millions of iPhones sold? I know it's impossible to sample the population but you'd have to include at least more than a million for this to be of any real use.

So many times with mathematics and the sciences, people forget about being realistic and practical.


Not to mention, what is the point of this? To say that iPhones are cracked? As if android/windows/BB/etc phones cannot have cracked screens?

What's next? A ten year multi million dollar research paper on the benefits of eating some actual fresh vegetables as opposed to processed foods? How about the benefits of breathing for human beings?

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post #39 of 72
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I really have to laugh when I see people jumping up to defend something a poll states.

The sample size is large enough to be within a fairly small margin of error.

My car has never been in an accident. Using the same mentality displayed here, accidents do not exist.

So 625 clumsy users out of 2500 accurately represent 90 million phones?

Let's go ask 2500 office workers, then go ask 2500 construction workers, then go ask 2500 navy personnel, 2500 stay at home moms and I bet the results of each 2500 tested would be vastly different than these 2500. That's the problem here, they don't provide you with anything more than a number. Maybe the ~625 clumsy users were that of construction jobs and had their pone broken that way, while the rest who weren't broken were office workers. They don't say who was surveyed, nor do they even say it was random, for all we know it could be their own employees they asked or they just made up numbers.

You laugh at people defending something a poll states without any evidence to back up their statistics? I laugh at you. I want details. I want to know what they did for a living, how much the phone is used daily, and how it is used daily, I want to know how many times ( roughly ) it's been dropped in it's life time before the crack happened, I want to know if they had a case on it, and I want to know if they broke it intentionally to simply get a new phone from the insurance ( it does happen, quite a bit ). All things that accurately help one to understand if it's just a devastating imperfection and really is a problem, or not. The article even says, gorilla glass is made to be stronger than normal glass, but will still break with enough stress.

I've dropped many devices over the years, and not a single one has cracked. So we apply the same mentality as your example, great. Now we reverse the situation, all my devices have cracked, so again we apply the same mentality and all must be cracked then. You saw one side, but you didn't see the other side, but neither side are able to be trusted.
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Not to mention, what is the point of this? To say that iPhones are cracked? As if android/windows/BB/etc phones cannot have cracked screens?

What's next? A ten year multi million dollar research paper on the benefits of eating some actual fresh vegetables as opposed to processed foods? How about the benefits of breathing for human beings?

Faith in humanity -2 for today.

It's OCN, nothing more than a pot shot at Apple. Funny no one posts these stupid articles about any other phone company. Well, occasionally they do but the android sheep end up getting them closed so fast it doesn't matter.
Edited by Shrak - 2/10/13 at 10:19am
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Go take intro to stats again.

Sample size is way too small. A few thousand is supposed to represent millions and millions of iPhones sold? I know it's impossible to sample the population but you'd have to include at least more than a million for this to be of any real use.

http://research-advisors.com/tools/SampleSize.htm

Sample size is plenty large enough. That is just one firm of quite a few that state as such.
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