Breaking your iPhone is a fear we all share, and many of us have seen the horrors of the repair bill afterwards. In-fact, SquareTrade has calculated that Americans have spent around 5.9 billion dollars repairing their devices since the iPhone’s release, way back in 2007. Not only that, but SquareTrade also discovered that 30% of iPhone owners damaged their phone in the last 12 months.
Okay, well the figures that have been released aren’t totally accurate, as only 2000 iPhone users were tested in the study, but mathematical wizardry helped SquareTrade reach the final figure.
Interestingly, it was also discovered that accidental damage is 10 times more than theft or lost. Not-so interestingly, it is evident that younger owners are far more likely to damage their treasured devices.
Not everyone is so in love with their iPhone however, as 11% of the owners surveyed used their devices with cracks in the screen. Bizarrely, however, it was found that 6% of the surveyed owners had fixed their device using tape (because, what can’t be fixed with duct tape?).