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Actually, the iPhone 4 Glass Can Break

The iPhone 4 glass is the result of years of engineering and Apple told us that it’s way better than the previous iPhone’s glass. It’s more robust, and they even proved on video that bending it doesn’t break it. But what about a sudden impact?

The guys over at iPhone repair site iFix Your i did a little experiment with their iPhone 4 units (which have real Apple components except for the motherboard) and tried to drop an iPhone 4 on the floor. Here’s what happened:

“On the new iPhone, the glass basically sits on top of the aluminum frame. On the old iphone, it was recessed and protected by a chrome bezel.

We have a full iPhone 4(minus the circuit board), here at our shop and decided to do a little drop test. This drop was performed from 3.5 ft up. Mind you that these parts ARE original apple parts. Laser etched and all. The iPhone 4 did survive 2 drops, as expected, but on the 3rd drop there was a loud POP, and yet again, shattered glass.”

Will it break? Will it break? Will it drop? I love these experiments.

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