How to Protect your iPhone from Breaking. New York, NY June 23 2010.
The company providing warranty coverage to cell phone users, reported today that more than a quarter of all iPhones will eventually break within the first two years of use. According to Vince Tseng, vice president of marketing at SquareTrade, iPhone Covers and Skins are the best way to reduce the risk of breaking your iPhone.
Although more than a quarter breakage ratio may sounds terrible, the good news is that it is still below all cell phone average and Apple has reduced this rate from its early iPhone models. For example a year ago this rate was at 33%; now only 26%. The iPhone 3GS has demonstrated to be the most resilient. Accidental damage claim is reported at 18.1 % while hardware failure is reported at 7.5%.
Now with the advent of the iPhone 4 clients should expect these failures to be reduced further. However, then one considers that the back cover of the iPhone 4 is made of glass, getting yourself a new iPhone Cover becomes a necessity. iPhone cases come in different materials, colors and shapes: from silicon skins to iPhone rubberized plastic covers. We also recommend the use of iPhone screen protectors to avoid scratches and even dust.
By looking at the graph above where clearly touchscreen protection should be priority number 1.