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This is why you put a rubberized case around your phone. Do people expect iPhones to be immune to damage or something? This article might as well have said that "laws of physics seem to apply to iPhones as well".
Edited by lordikon - 6/10/10 at 9:41pm
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post #22 of 95
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
except those $30 pieces of horse crap don't protect the phone at all! They just cover the sides of the phone. They do nothing for the screen OR the back of the phone. lol
Well, not necessarily, they usually tend to add some extra thickness to the phone itself. If the phone were to fall flat, the extra material added by those silicon covers would absorb enough of the impact to minimize the risk of the glass screen fracturing. If the phone were to fall at an angle, then it will end up landing on one of the corners first which again would be covered by this material and absorb the impact.

However, if the cover sits flush with the screen, then yeah, it's useless.
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News flash - Glass can be broken.
    
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Omg, stuff breaks!?
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Lol, reading the replies of people under that article made me feel sorry for humanity. Someone suggesting that Apple saying it is 30x stronger means its designed for falls 30x higher and would be more likely to break @ 3.5ft drop than from a rooftop. Do people even think about what they type before they type it and make themselves look like complete idiots?

It is still pretty poor that a phone breaks from that kind of fall after 3 times (face on) and 6-7 times random drops. I have dropped my BlackBerry storm way more times than that on a huge variety of surfaces, no scratches on the screen and certainly no cracks in it or the casing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
except those $30 pieces of horse crap don't protect the phone at all! They just cover the sides of the phone. They do nothing for the screen OR the back of the phone. lol
Yeah I'm sure they're will be cheaper/better cases out within the next few weeks. Although, it is quite hard to drop something flat on a flat surface and have the depressed face touch anything
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post #27 of 95
I hate to be the one to stick up for apple, but...

Quote:
We have a full iPhone 4(minus the circuit board),

They have a freaking display model. Its not even a real iPhone 4, so saying the iPhone 4's glass is bad is like saying the GTX 480 uses wood screws.


Quote:
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
except those $30 pieces of horse crap don't protect the phone at all! They just cover the sides of the phone. They do nothing for the screen OR the back of the phone. lol

YouTube- Tech21 iBand: Serious impact protection
Edited by nathris - 6/10/10 at 7:40am
    
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Lol, reading the replies of people under that article made me feel sorry for humanity. Someone suggesting that Apple saying it is 30x stronger means its designed for falls 30x higher and would be more likely to break @ 3.5ft drop than from a rooftop. Do people even think about what they type before they type it and make themselves look like complete idiots?
Agreed. Education/intelligence escapes most people on forums, from what I've seen.

Related:
The velocity from a 3.5ft fall would be around 14ft/sec. But from a 105ft fall (3.5ft * 30), would be around 80ft/sec.

To double velocity from a free fall (in a vacuum), you quadruple the distance traveled.
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post #29 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
Agreed. Education/intelligence escapes most people on forums, from what I've seen.

Related:
The velocity from a 3.5ft fall would be around 14ft/sec. But from a 105ft fall (3.5ft * 30), would be around 80ft/sec.

To double velocity from a free fall (in a vacuum), you quadruple the distance traveled.
Yeah, but if you double your velocity you quadruple the energy from the fall. Ultimately the amount of energy released, the area it effects, and the rate at which it's released will effect the fracture mechanics of the material.

Energy however is directly related to distance, your fall at 105ft would have 30 times the amount of energy to dissipate as a fall from 3.5feet.

I'm getting off on a tangent here though, increasing the height of the drop most definetly will not make the screen less resistant to shattering into a million pieces. Maybe if you're dealing with a drop onto some kid of non Newtonian fluid which decreases viscosity as the shear forces increase...
Edited by vdek - 6/10/10 at 7:57am
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I had a mate and he dropped his 3GS on the stairs. He wanted to place the phone into his suit/chest/inside pocket and he missed it. The phone had 3/4 of the screen shattered but it was sticking together so no danger of bits and pieces falling off. When he showed his phone to the seller, sent it to apple, for an appraisal, and they asked 350 euros to replace the screen.
 
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