Apple's iPhone X is the most crackable iPhone yet

iPhone X Is the 'Most Breakable Ever' According to Test

iPhone X breakability and durability tests stress the need for a protective case

The Apple X is the most crackable iPhone yet.

The iPhone X is a brand new design that went on sale on Friday, to apparently strong demand, while the iPhone 8 is an update on last year's iPhone 7, which itself was similar to the iPhone 6 released in 2014. In the second drop, the phone fell directly on its front face. Except that some tests from a third party claim that the device with a $1,000 entry point is the most breakable the company has produced. In its drop tests, SquareTrade found the iPhone X to be "the most breakable, highest-priced, most expensive to fix iPhone ever", with screen malfunctions, swipe failures, display separation and edge scratches after 1 drop from 6 feet onto the device's side.

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Face Down Drop Test: On its first drop, SquareTrade saw the iPhone X shatter, its screen become unresponsive and its widely touted facial recognition feature fail completely. While the outside of the phone only suffered cosmetic damage, the screen was rendered inoperable. The back drop resulted in significant shattering of the back panel, including shards of glass, according to 9to5Mac.

Fellow experienced phone wrecker Zack Nelson at the JerryRigEverything channel, also put the iPhone X through its paces, this time carrying out a scratch test will all manner of tools, notably a Stanley-style knife. Although sells seem to be pretty good on both the X and the 8 that came out in September, you will soon see a lot of complaints rolling in about everyone breaking their glass-because let's face it, we all suck at taking care of our phones.

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Other things users can do to protect the Super Retina display include using auto-brightness and setting the iPhone X to switch off the display when it's not being used.

Of course, SquareTrade offers up insurance plans which are often cheaper than plans you may be able to get through your carrier. This is aimed at potential iPhone buyers and in it, Apple lays out the known issues with OLED technology, along with best practices to avoid problems. "The iPhoneX's fragility, along with Apple's $549 fee for most repairs, make it the definition of a high-risk phone".

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