This is why you shouldn't drop iPhones onto bricks...

I did this almost a month ago. Basically, got home from a bike ride, put the phone on my bike's saddle (yes, very stupid, I know), opened the garage door, put my stuff away, grabbed the bike and....oh.

 

The only damage that the drop did was destroying the glass and a minor scuff mark on the black band around the screen. Everything else worked fine, including the touch screen, the LCD itself, the home button, and so on. The only problem was the random tiny shards of glass that kept appearing all the time.

 

Took it to the Apple store near me and they replaced it, no questions asked, for £119 (out of warranty and with no insurance). Expensive mistake, but thankfully not *too* expensive.

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  • MKGBSTL 3y

    You think that's good service!?
    Mine was only a few months old and I had to pay for a replacement, even though the 'no service' fault was nothing to do with the smashed screen which happened months before...
    My brothers connector has stopped working, and they want the same amount to replace that. Joke.
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