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Broken Phones Are Costing Users A Fortune

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Many users can relate to the latest technology statistics involving the iPhone. Over $6 billion has been spent on repairing and replacing these Apple devices. Mishaps that befall the phones have cost users high replacement fees, especially if they didn’t have insurance or a warranty included with their plans.


Dropping a phone is the surest way of damaging the device. The sleek feel of the iPhone is no match for any hard ground, and dropping it will cause the screen to rupture. If it hits a concrete floor it must be replaced because the screen will be in pieces, and the owner will not be able to use it. There are phone encasements that can protect the device from cracking, but these can provide only so much protection.

Then there are those times when one has a lot of stuff on the table and ends up accidentally pushing the iPhone to the floor. This breaks the screen and dents the phone. This can leave one angry and frustrated to say the least. The iPhone is known for its sleek and elegant look, and the last thing one wants is to be seen with a device that is short of that.

Water Damage

Users who take their phones into the bathroom for reading purposes run the risk of dropping it into the toilet. As they bend to flush, the phone falls from a shirt pocket into the toilet water. Other times, the iPhone has been known to come in contact with water when the user is swimming, or sometimes it falls into a lake. Occasionally the iPhone is drenched by fluid that gets spilled from an overturned glass.

Whatever the cause, Apple does not perform any repairs, and its warranties do not cover damages caused by water. Moreover, Apple store associates are able to determine if the iPhone has sustained damage caused by water. The phone has sensors that can reveal if liquid was the source of the damage.

Cost for Repairs

The average cost for an iPhone is between $500 and $600. Their hefty price tag leaves people with no choice but to tape up their broken screens and use the phone in a less-than-ideal condition. And this is not happy news for those people who do not have any insurance or warranties for their device.

Since 2007, iPhone users have spend over $6 billion replacing and repairing their devices. This is a high amount in a time of tough economic conditions and tight budgets.

Most users are not willing to buy cases for their iPhones because it changes the overall look of the unit. It is better, however, to be safe than sorry. There are many appealing cases for iPhones that do little to change the look of the device. In fact, many users can benefit from choosing their favorite colors to enhance the look of the phone, which is usually in white or black. Investing in a protective case is the wise thing to do.

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  1. myles

    July 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    yes the repairing cost id high enough, and one really feels bad to pay it.
    P.S.: Lost my phone’s screen and got it replaced for hundred bucks. :/

  2. harshi

    July 4, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Blah ! water has always been disastrous to my smartphones and the cost to repair it ! its really aweful ! the baddest part is i dont have budget to buy Xperia Z

  3. Ted Garza

    July 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

    And broken iPad is a curse for my job too 🙂

  4. Rohit

    July 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

    nice article riley., there is a phone named sony xperia z, a waterproof smartphone, if anybody is having a fear of losing his phone by water damage he can go for xperia z in lieu of buying the iphone.

  5. Erwin

    August 1, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I prefer tend to buy expensive phones, but it’s more durable, water resistant, impact resistant, and anti-dust. I want to pay dearly for things that I want but just 1 time and then they should be treated with care.

  6. Guy

    February 21, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I had to have my IPhone repaired twice and the cost was ridiculous. However, the thing that really burns me is my battery went bad and I just bought a new phone because the cost to replace the battery was about the same. It’s all a scheme just to get all of our money.

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