SquareTrade analyzed iPhone accidents for over 20,000 iPhone 4s covered by SquareTrade Care Plans and found a 82% increase in reported broken screens compared to the iPhone 3GS.
● iPhone 4 owners reported 82% more damaged screens in the first 4 months compared to iPhone 3gs owners.
● Overall, the reported accident rate for iPhone 4s was 68% higher than for the iPhone 3gs.
● An estimated 15.5% of iPhone 4 owners will have an accident within a year of buying their phone.
"With just 4 months of data, it's clear that the iPhone 4 is significantly more prone to physical damage than its predecessor. The aluminosilicate glass seem to crack at least as often as the old glass, and there is now twice as much surface area to break.
Despite this troubling increase, it's important to take the accident rate into perspective. Overall, the iPhone is still a very well constructed device, with a non-accident malfunction rate much lower than most other consumer electronics. "
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