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Apple's iPhone X is the most crackable iPhone yet

Apple's iPhone X is the most crackable iPhone yet

EverythingApplePro placed the iPhone X in a 20-foot tube of water for 35 minutes without any signs of liquid damage, while JerryRigEverything scratched the iPhone X with a knife, including the cameras, stainless steel frame, and Apple logo. (NASDAQ:AAPL) investors: Reviews for the iPhone X started hitting last Friday and they were largely positive.

The iPhone X is already showing strong consumer adoption, according to a new report from Localytics out today, despite the fact that long shipping delays for pre-orders mean many customers have yet to receive their devices.

"The iPhone X, like the eight and eight-plus before it, has glass on the front and the back". Except that some tests from a third party claim that the device with a $1,000 entry point is the most breakable the company has produced. Torch the iPhone X with a lighter, however, and it'll die within seconds.

The side drop was considered the most damaging internally, while the exterior of the phone remained mostly intact.

Repairability: SquareTrade's Master Technician noted that the iPhone X has a thinner, more costly OLED screen that's more expensive to replace, a smaller logic board, multiple cables, and a split battery that's more hard to remove. Once I turned off the screen, I noticed an additional hairline fracture running from the bottom left where the second scuff was nearly to the top of the phone.

Another drop (of a fresh, undamaged iPhone X) cracked the front and back, but also damaged Face ID and stopped the new home screen gestures from working, making it impossible to leave the app now open.

Of course, SquareTrade offers up insurance plans which are often cheaper than plans you may be able to get through your carrier.

If you want a full breakdown of exactly how fragile the iPhone X is, take a look at their breakability test below and keep your new smartphone close to your chest!

YouTubers specialising in gadget abuse have subjected Apple's £1000 iPhone to a range of durability tests and found it to be on par with other well-made high-end smartphones.


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