Just one day after its launching in 2008, iPhone 4 sales were estimated at a staggering 1.5 million, making it one of Apple’s bestselling products. Up to this day, many gadget-lovers still opt for the iPhone 4, particularly the iPhone 4s, due to its plethora of features. Unfortunately, well-known warranty provider SquareTrade Marketing claimed in Mark Milian’s article for CNN.com that iPhone 4 devices are more fragile than the previous models, considering the iPhone 4 screen’s wider surface area.
The iPhone 4 may be an attractive gadget, but keeping it looking good can be a high-maintenance task.
Owners of Apple’s newest smartphone are 82 percent more likely than those with older models to have their digital companions damaged in the first four months they own them, according to a report by SquareTrade.
The company, which sells warranties for electronics products, examined about 22,000 reports from its customers who had iPhone 4s and about 20,000 for iPhone 3G devices, which debuted in 2008.
“The iPhone 4 is a more fragile device than its predecessors,” said SquareTrade Marketing Vice President Vince Tseng. “The surface area … which you can scratch or break has basically doubled.”
The fragility of the iPhone 4s is blamed mostly on its dual-sided glass, the larger surface area, and the external antenna. All these factors contribute not only to the vulnerability of the glass surface to breaking, but also to the likelihood of dropping the phone. Fortunately, if you are an iPhone 4 user living in Melbourne and your device’s screen was scratched or damaged, you can get an iPhone 4 screen replacement in Melbourne from such service companies as Telco World.
Without a doubt, many consumers cannot do without their iPhones these days, regardless of the make or model. After all, the brand has become part of many people’s lifestyles, and its apps have become quite indispensable to some. While newer models have features that are improvements over older ones, the iPhone remains susceptible to damage through sheer constant use alone. A company like Telco World who can perform repairs from iPhone screen repair in Melbourne to more complex work such as water damage repair, is thus a welcome partner for iPhone lovers across the country.
(Source: Study: iPhone 4 more fragile than previous models, CNN.com)