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iPhone XR Just as Breakable as iPhone XS Based on SquareTrade Drop Test

Monday October 29, 2018 6:00 am PDT by
Apple's lower-cost iPhone XR is just as breakable as the higher end iPhone XS and XS Max, according to new drop test results from warranty company SquareTrade. Much like the glass-bodied OLED iPhone XS, the iPhone XR's LCD display and aluminum-framed glass back panel both suffered serious damage when dropped on a hard surface. The iPhone XR was subjected to the same tests that SquareTrade ...
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SquareTrade Says iPhone X is 'Most Breakable iPhone Ever' as Glass Shatters in Series of Drop Tests

Monday November 6, 2017 4:42 am PST by
Apple says the iPhone X has the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone, with a strengthening layer that is 50 percent deeper, but a series of drop tests show that glass and concrete still don't play well together. SquareTrade, a company that provides extended warranties for electronic devices, conducted several breakability tests on the iPhone X, and found that its glass back and lack...
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iPhone SE Found Less Durable Than 6 Series in Bend, Drop, and Water Tests

Monday April 4, 2016 5:00 am PDT by
While the iPhone SE rivals the iPhone 6s series in performance with the latest internal hardware, a new video reveals that the recently launched 4-inch smartphone is less durable than its larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch siblings when bent under pressure, submerged in water, and dropped on its corner. Extended warranty provider SquareTrade subjected the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus to ...
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SquareTrade Announces 2-Year Apple Watch Protection Plans

Friday April 24, 2015 8:45 am PDT by
Alternative insurance protection plan service SquareTrade today confirmed support for both the Apple Watch Sport and mid-tier Apple Watch models. The plans sit near the cost of AppleCare+ for the Watch, but cover accidental damage done to the device, unlike the additional charge required in AppleCare+. The SquareTrade Apple Watch plans offer customers options with and without deductibles. So,...