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Originally Posted by Sylon View Post

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?

Faith in humanity -2 for today.

Lol, have you ever taken a stats class?

You need nowhere NEAR 1 million samples for a pretty accurate prediction. 2400 samples could reflect a very large percentage of people (tens to hundreds of millions) with a small percentage of error (assuming it was done RANDOMLY). Look at polling for united states presidential election, virtually every poll is somewhere between 500-3000 samples:

POLLS

And who knows what the point of it was, but I find it interesting. I don't know why you are getting so defensive, the study didn't even suggest or hint that this somehow meant other phones didn't break. This was just testing iPhones probably because of the abundance and select few models they sell.

That being said, obviously their could be other variables which influenced the survey. This was done by UK telecom, and as we all know, UK people buy their phones outright (500-800 pounds). So even if they were due for an upgrade, they may not have the desire to fork out a large amount of money for a new phone when theirs works perfectly fine except the screen. Contrast this with the U.S, where people can upgrade every 20 months for anywhere between 0-200 dollars, so turnover is probably higher. Also, as that other poster alluded to, more people have responded to the survey who had cracked screens since we don't know the wording/length of the survey.
    
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post #52 of 72
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Exactly why I left business/economics. Perfect for the sheep that doesn't want to think for themselves.

Yeah its impossible to sample the population, but if you are going to do something. Do it right or don't do it at all. The reason for doing something one way should not be because it is impossible to do it the proper way, so we will settle for this.

You do realize that math deems what a good enough sample size is, right? It's not just some random person saying "eh, good enough".

If established statistical methods didn't work, they wouldn't be used universally.
    
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post #53 of 72
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You don't buy a retail $500/$600 phone and not protect it

Todays phones are $500 dollar devices require a $5 piece of plastic to not fall apart, thanks to Apple.
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post #54 of 72
While I know it has no statistical basis. From what I've seen, nowhere near 1/4 iPhones seem cracked and I see plenty of them day in and day out in classes. This is also coming from an insurance company and I feel the users more likely to respond to the survey are the ones who did crack or break their phone.
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I don't believe this for a second. Ive interacted with hundreds thousands of iPhone users (it's my job) since release and a very few that I've seen are cracked. It's a measurable amount, for sure, but nowhere near that amount. Also, this website can die in a fire for trying to get hits by targeting Apple specifically. Smartphone is smartphone is smartphone. Torch and pitchfork journalism again. Garbage.
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post #56 of 72
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That's what an Otterbox or Lifeproof case is for.

You don't buy a retail $500/$600 phone and not protect it just because you want the slim feel in your hands.

I personally have grown weary of Otterbox cases since the skins tend to strecth and not fit properly after a short period of time.

I am going with a Lifeproof case this time around because i lost my 4S so now i need a 5 or wait for the 5S i guess.

Being on Sprint sucks because until this month they offered no protection on theft/lost iphones lol.

Besides any of that the screens are cheap to replace anyway!

Did you try "Find my iPhone"? It works well, hopefully your 4S still has a charge.
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Todays phones are $500 dollar devices require a $5 piece of plastic to not fall apart, thanks to Apple.

How is this Apple's fault?
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How is this Apple's fault?

Exactly, it's not. They are just giving the consumer what they want. If the consumers prioritized the resilience of the phone in their purchase then it would be reflected in the market.
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post #58 of 72
About 20% of the people i know with iphones have cracked screens. Just found one in my room last night. Makes me appreciate this lg versa that's been dropped, kicked, drop kicked, and more.
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make sense. iphone's are made with aesthetic over function and durability.
most users cover their iphone's with huge ugly cases anyway so in the end it lose on aesthetic as well.
This. Wonder if they'd carry a designer purse in a walmart bag.
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I've had my iPhone 4 for over two years now with no case. I've dropped it like a thousand times but no cracks or chips, I guess I'm just lucky.
    
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post #60 of 72
Smartphones cracking their giant screens is news? This thread is such a troll bait its not even funny.
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