Drop tests show the iPhone X is more fragile than the iPhone 8

November 6th, 2017   decode   news

Breaking the screen of your iPhone X will cost you $279 to repair. But if you take Apple at its word that it used the “most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back” then it’s unlikely you’ll ever need to pay for repairs. Except reality shatters this illusion, if you’ll pardon the pun.

SquareTrade specializes in selling extended warranty for gadgets, so its team puts them through rigorous tests to determine the risk of damage. The scores show increased risk due to all the glass on current-gen iPhones, but the X is especially susceptible.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus scored 67 and…

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