SquareTrade (http://www.squaretrade.com) has analyzed iPhone accidents for over 20,000 iPhone 4s covered by SquareTrade Care Plans and found a 82% increase in reported broken screens compared to the iPhone 3GS. According to the independent warranty provider:
° iPhone 4 owners reported 82% more damaged screens in the first four months compared to iPhone 3GS owners.
° Overall, the reported accident rate for iPhone 4s was 68% higher than for the iPhone 3GS.
° An estimated 15.5% of iPhone 4 owners will have an accident within a year of buying their phone.
SquareTrade examined the accident claim rate reported by their customers to supply some concrete data to the discussion. The warranty provider looked at the accident claim rate for over 20,000 SquareTrade iPhone 4 warranty owners and compared this to the iPhone 3GS claim rate.
Their data shows that iPhone 4 owners are...| Read more »