Can it be cool to have a cracked screen?

Cracked iPhone

If any of you are anything like me, you protect your phone. A lot. I for one treat my phone as if it is incredibly fragile, even if I know it’s durable enough to survive some falls. I’m afraid to drop my phone, and if I do, my heart sinks. My biggest concern is dropping my phone and shattering my its screen. Most people I know are horrified at the idea of cracking their screen as well. However, recently the Kansas City Star had a story online that piqued my interest. The story made a claim that, as a tech blogger, I was both intrigued and horrified: the article claims that it is now cool to walk around with a cracked screen on your phone.

After reading the article, my first thought was, “who could ever think that having a damaged device was cool?” I understand some of the arguments being made. Yes, it is expensive to repair a damaged screen for an iPhone. No, I probably wouldn’t spend the money to replace the screen if I was close to completing my contract and upgrading my phone. But is it true to say that having a cracked screen is “the new status symbol”?

In addition to having a cracked screen, it is apparently also “cool” to color in the cracks on the screen and to make a cool design out of it. From the article:

“Color it in,” said Wilson, a student at Maple Woods Community College. “I’ve had friends that tried to crack their screen on purpose so they could Sharpie it.”

Now I may be in the minority here, but I feel like cracking your screen on purpose just to Sharpie the screen seems ridiculous. After spending hundreds of dollars on a phone, I am always sure to take care of it as well as I can. With a cracked screen, I understand that there is always the risk of cracking it more or even cracking it to the point where glass shards can come loose.

Readers, what do you think? Am I in the minority thinking that having a cracked screen isn’t cool, or do you agree? Would you leave your screen cracked, or even color in the cracks to make a cool design? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think about this “new status symbol.” Also be sure to check out the original Kansas City Star article at the source link below, and give us your thoughts!

Source: Kansas City Star

Image via: Phone-Techs

Tags: , , , , ,

  • Starrygirl75

    I would be horrified to have a cracked screen on my Iphone! I can’t stand to have tiny scratches on the screen, or even scuffs on my case. If I cracked my screen and was still early in my contract, I’d rather use my old 4s or I’d be hitting craiglist to look for another phone. I’d probably check prices on replacing the screen first though. My phone is important to me, so I take care of it. Accidents happen, but I just couldn’t use a trashed looking phone. I’d get it fixed or replace it.

  • Moomy

    That must be why they are at community college…cracked screens are not cool. If they were logical at all they would sell their nice phone and buy an already cracked one online.

  • spraggy_

    I think it’s more the back glass than the front screen. Google it. I mean it does look pretty awesome. But I would probably cry my eyes out if my shattered my actual screen.

  • Jiminy_Ts

    Wanna see my iPhone, look at my twitter in 15min @jiminy_ts…. Still running :S

  • Jiminy_Ts

    Pics up now. Enjoy

  • techniciansapple

    Reviewed your blog article and wanted to say how fascinating your information is. I also have a Website which we provide the Apple Mac, IPhone repair and Data File recovery services  in Madrid and Spanish here you can see

  • quickbookspro2013crack

    The Quickbooks Pro 2013 Crack is now available.
    Here is Video:
    Here Download Site:
    Enjoy !


  • really nice data and info , so i am feeling good to see , after reading your article , feeling much happay and solve provlem that i have :) Adobe Photoshop Cs6 Serial Number i appreciate you , i read your blog , totally supported and solve my problem

  • Hello mates, how is everything, and what you would like to

    say about this article, in my view its actually awesome for me.

  • thanks admin for sharing such an informative article with us good post nice work admin..keep it up:)

  • Apkappspro

    thanks dude for publishing this informative and nice article :)

  • Yousaf

    f you want to take a great deal from this article

    then you have to apply such methods to your won web site.

    PowerISO v6.2 With Keygen

  • Yousaf

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m inspired!
    Evaer Video Recorder For Skype Keygen

  • Yousaf

    Hello, I enjoy reading all օf your article post.
    І like to rite a littlе ϲomment to support уou.
    XENFORO FORUM 1.4.2 Nulled

  • Zubair Ismail

    fullserials hey admin..thanks for sharing this amazing software…i like your site very much…

  • Rao Adnan

    I dont agree with idea of having cracked screen look cool allactivators

  • RoXen Rox

    Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the challenges.

    It was truly informative. Your website is very helpful. and amazing post
    Can it be cool to have a cracked screen?

  • javeeed akmal

    If you are going for finest contents like me,
    simply pay a quick visit this site daily for the reason that it
    presents quality contents, thanks my name is removewat

  • Waleed Hashmi

    I was more than happy to uncover this page. I wanted to thank you for your time just
    for this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every part
    of it and i also have you book-marked to look at new things on your web site. WALEED HASHMI

  • irfan
  • Thanks

    thanks admin for sharing such informative article and post with us keep it up

  • This is fantastic site. I enjoyed reading your articles. wifi hacking

  • AnyDVD HD Serial Key Best of luck for the next! Actually amazing publish! The content is incredibly useful and to be learned here. Really appreciate.This is cool post and i enjoy to read this post.

  • i like to see this all information………thanks

  • misha

    why would you keep a cracked screen. how do you work??
    tally erp 9 crack free download