We’re not all that surprised to hear that a device as thin, and hardware packed (3G naysayers, hold your lip, there’s multi-touch and accelerometers in there) as the Apple iPhone may turn out to be more fragile than the average mobile phone. With a full-screen multi-touch LCD covered in glass, we cringe at the prospect of what a seemingly sight 3-foot drop could do to the device.
Apparently, David Ciccone of Mobility Today, has been prodding AT&T employees for info on the iPhone. These “fully briefed” employees unanimously stated that the Apple iPhone was “extremely fragile” and that a 3-foot drop could turn your $600 Apple iPhone into a $600, sleek, metal and glass-clad paper-weight. The employees have been instructed to push the handset insurace plan on customers.
We assume that most of our readers, like us, are extremely careful with our gadgets (verging on clinically obsessed) – especially with our mobile phones. We make sure our fingers are clean before touching them. We consciously consider every move we make whilst holding said precious gadget. We swath our gadgets in all manner of protective case and screen solutions. Yet, for the majority of iPhone hopefuls, we can imagine that they will treat their new iPhone just as they had any other gadget – which is to say, not very well. After the first few days, when the initial enchantment with the device wears away, it’s likely that we’ll be seeing reports of iPhone drops coming in through the various internets.
The lesson here? Be careful with your iPhone. You just paid $600 for it, treat it like it’s worth it! (Oh, and maybe get that handset insurance).
[Via: Mobility Today]