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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.
You're better off having a 3rd party replace it with those prices. They basically want to give you a brand new phone for it. Sometimes it's too expensive to replace these screens considering the labor involved and labor costs.
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The test is a little vague. Says they "dropped" it from 3.5 ft three times, and on the third time is when it shattered (no damage before that).
I'm pretty sure if I dropped my 3GS from 3.5 feet the glass wouldn't shatter..
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I'm pretty sure if I dropped my 3GS from 3.5 feet the glass wouldn't shatter..

Take a camera and show us

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You're better off having a 3rd party replace it with those prices. They basically want to give you a brand new phone for it. Sometimes it's too expensive to replace these screens considering the labor involved and labor costs.

Exactly so he is using an older Nokia phone until the 4G hits the shelves. He will change it then.
 
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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...
Also want to note.... 30x stronger in what metric? Impact, sheering, compression, scratch resistances, ect.

If anything, glass is less resistence to impacts than plastics.
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Just like my iPhone 3GS... i'll be looking for the new Otterbox Defender



I dropped my 3GS once on a tile floor from about 3 feet up and it shattered, (was waiting for the otterbox to come in), since then I've dropped it probably 100 friggin times and it doesn't even phase it. Makes the phone bulky, but i like having a clip, and the bulkiness actually feels more comfortable in my hand.
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Just like my iPhone 3GS... i'll be looking for the new Otterbox Defender



I dropped my 3GS once on a tile floor from about 3 feet up and it shattered, (was waiting for the otterbox to come in), since then I've dropped it probably 100 friggin times and it doesn't even phase it. Makes the phone bulky, but i like having a clip, and the bulkiness actually feels more comfortable in my hand.



I have this and I love it, dropped my phone well over 40+ times from pretty high distances and it's fine.
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I broke the starter on my car in one mud hole... and ive dropped my iphone 3g... atleast 2000x never broke on me just froze once... and the majority of those falls were from my lap while driving then getting out and watching it fall all the way down off my lifted FJ still no problems.. im just going to buy another good case and call it a day
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Who cares, Ive broke my phone many a times by dropping it. Thats why I pay £11 p/m Insurance, break it...new phone....and you dont have to be worried about dropping it and/or put your fone in a condom pouch to protect it, that also looks pretty stupid


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Glass breaking from abuse is nothing out of the ordinary. However, Steve Jobs is marketing this glass as being very strong. Assuming that this demo iPhone 4 is using the same exact components that a real iPhone 4 uses, then it just seems like more of Jobs' fantastic marketing doing its job (pun not intended).
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Glass breaking from abuse is nothing out of the ordinary. However, Steve Jobs is marketing this glass as being very strong. Assuming that this demo iPhone 4 is using the same exact components that a real iPhone 4 uses, then it just seems like more of Jobs' fantastic marketing doing its job (pun not intended).
What if it is much stronger then regular glass? To me, it seems like they developed some sort of composite glass material by the amount that it was able to undergo strain without plastically deforming.
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