Screen Issues on iPhone X Confirmed By Apple

Hollis Johnson

Hollis Johnson

Hit the jump for the CNET's drop test on the iPhone X, and remember, It's not your phone being dropped.

We're less than a week removed from the launch of the iPhone X, which means it's just about time that we start wildly speculating about next year's iPhone models.

Basically, don't leave the Apple store without a case or a warranty.

In a statement, Jason Siciliano, vice president and global creative director at SquareTrade said "Despite Apple's claims that their glass is the most durable ever in a smartphone, the iPhoneX is the most breakable iPhone we've ever tested".

The folks over at protection plan company SquareTrade put the smartphone's durability to the test, and well - the results do not warrant the $1,000 price tag. In the second drop, the phone fell directly on its front face.

Face Down Drop Test: On its first drop, SquareTrade saw the iPhone X shatter, its screen become unresponsive and its widely touted facial recognition feature fail completely. For the water dunk test, in which the phone was placed somewhat deep under water for 30 minutes, the phone was somewhat unaffected aside from a little audio muffling. Although sells seem to be pretty good on both the X and the 8 that came out in September, you will soon see a lot of complaints rolling in about everyone breaking their glass-because let's face it, we all suck at taking care of our phones. Although the screen was able to recognize touch through cracks suffered during the test, the "home" swipe command failed, stranding users in the app that happened to be open.

If in a case you get your iPhone X dropped from hand and the back panel got damaged then it will cost you around 300 bucks and for the front, it's $500 without any functional fix.

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! This is aimed at potential iPhone buyers and in it, Apple lays out the known issues with OLED technology, along with best practices to avoid problems.

Along with being "the most breakable", it was also ruled as the "highest-priced, most expensive to fix iPhone ever". Do you buy accidental damage insurance on your smartphones?

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