Drop Test Shows Glass Back Of iPhone 8 Shatters Easily And It Will Cost You Dearly To Fix
Apple unveiled their new iPhone 8 and iPhone X handsets earlier this month with exciting new features including wireless charging. But in order to achieve wireless charging the fancy new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus had to switch to a glossy, glass back. Apple has advertised the new design as “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone.” However, based on this drop test conducted by YouTube account PhoneBuff shows that both the iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 performed horribly and their glass backs suffer damage when they are dropped (the drop test begins at the 1:29-mark). Both devices shatter instantly after dropped from only a few feet.
So how much will it cost you to fix a shattered glass back on the new iPhone 8? A rather terrifying amount. Under AppleCare+, cracking the back of your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus will not be covered under the $29 screen replacement. The repair will instead be classified as an “other damage” fee of $99 (plus tax).