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The 10 Most Common Ways People Break Their iPhone® Devices

We all love and depend on our smartphones in this day and age. We take it with us everywhere, unfortunately exposing it to many perilous situations. We have all either feared or experienced the heart-break that comes with breaking our iPhone device. The average iPhone device is destroyed or damaged in just ten weeks after its purchase and in under six weeks for the iPhone 4® device or iPhone 5® device, according to a recent survey. Here are the 10 most common ways people break their iPhone® devices:

  1. Dropped
The most common way iPhone devices get destroyed is by being dropped. Whether in a rush, juggling too many objects at the same time or simply a case of butter-fingers, thousands of iPhone devices have been dropped. Dropped iPhone devices can suffer from a variety of issues including a cracked screen, broken back glass, etc. Luckily for you, Experimac can often fix these while you wait and offer a 90-day guarantee on any of our services.
  1. Thrown
The next most common way iPhone devices bite the dust is by being thrown. Whether by accident, or in spite, iPhone devices getting thrown is not an uncommon occurrence. Screens shatter the moment the iPhone device hits the wall or floor.
  1. Crushed
Sat on, stepped on or shoved into a packed purse or backpack: another common way people have broken their phone is by crushing it. A broken home button, crushed charging port, or crushed screen can easily be fixed at your local Experimac.
  1. Pocket Dive
The small size of iPhone devices make them convenient pocket-mates. However, this can go very wrong when their owner bends over, squats or jumps. Pocket dives account for many broken iPhone devices.
  1. Liquids
Any iPhone device that is not the iPhone 7® device runs the risk of water damage. Whether it is a spilled drink or a plunge into the pool, water damage accounts for several destroyed iPhone devices. Experimac specializes in fixing iPhone devices that have been damaged by a variety of liquids, and can have your iPhone device up and running quickly.
  1. Children
iPhone devices make a great handheld source of entertainment for young and old alike. However, iPhone devices require gentle care, something that may not happen in the hands of a child. We've dedicated a spot for children on our list because leaving an iPhone device in the hands of a child may mean a combination of any of the other points: dropping, throwing, etc.
  1. Bad Phone Case
Some iPhone device users think they have protected their phone by putting a case on it. However, putting the wrong phone case on your iPhone® could mean destroying it. Some try to force an old case built for a different model on their phone, breaking the camera or crushing the edges of the phone. Even a soft case can cause destruction over a long period of time. Others don't invest in a good case. Not every case can properly protect iPhone devices from dropping, throwing or other common means of destruction. Visit your local Experimac to shop for well-built iPhone device cases designed to protect your phone properly.
  1. Bathroom Use
Whether dropped into a tub or sink, or a pocket dive into the toilet, many iPhone devices are destroyed in the bathroom. Liquid damage strikes again in this example, and seems to happen most often in the bathroom. Leaving an iPhone device in a "dry" spot in the bathroom while taking a bath could even mean destruction. The steam and humidity emitted from a hot bath can cause water-damage and destroy your iPhone device over time.
  1. Car
Many iPhone device users have actually run over their beloved device. When looking for keys in a rush, it's easy to become distracted and either place the phone on the roof or hood of the car, or unknowingly drop it. This, followed by driving off, leads to a run-over iPhone device.
  • Pets
Similar to children, pets don't understand the value or fragility of an iPhone device, and can easily destroy it by playing with it, chewing it, peeing on it or crushing it. Water damage, screen repairs, broken back glass repairs, battery replacements, home button repairs, charging port repairs and power button repairs . . . whatever has happened to your iPhone, Experimac has seen and fixed it all! We offer same day service and can usually fix your iPhone device while you wait with a 90-day guarantee on all of our services. Call one of our highly-trained sales associates at Experimac today to find out more.