1. thevmax's Avatar
    Let's all drop our iphones face first onto concrete from 3.5 feet up!
    Ready? Set? Go! . . .
    Oh, sorry, you didn't know I was kidding!?!
    2010-06-11 07:06 AM
  2. xX-ViRuS-Xx's Avatar
    Let's all drop our iphones face first onto concrete from 3.5 feet up!
    Ready? Set? Go! . . .
    Oh, sorry, you didn't know I was kidding!?!
    kinda dont make sense but funny.



    but i think apple isnt going to make it weaker than an iphone 3gs..
    2010-06-11 07:41 AM
  3. modem's Avatar
    cool pic,lol,sorry for ya
    2010-06-11 08:44 AM
  4. swifty7's Avatar
    CHA CHING.... EXACTLY what i was looking for before i said it myself! you guys need to think logically as well as take care of the things you buy. i can drop the beer im drinking right now and it will break. get over it man! things happen, NOTHING lasts forever, or better yet over a year looking 'like new'. its an expensive phone, and we just have to be careful.

    i have a crack in my bumper on my less than one year old car, sucks for me, but i should have been more careful on what snow i drove over this past winter. catch my drift.

    My 2g 8GB iphone(soon to be retired for a 32GB iphone 4) is 3 years old now and always had it protected with a DLO rubber case protector(no screen protection) and so far it looks and works as good as the day I bought it from the apple store.....looks brand spanking new. But then again I'm a take good care of your stuff kind of guy.
    Last edited by swifty7; 2010-06-11 at 09:37 AM.
    2010-06-11 09:18 AM
  5. creasy425's Avatar
    why the hell can we invent a ceramic that can stop a bullet, but cant figure out how to design a shatter proof screen for electronic devices, just sayin...
    Neo Style by k.nitsua....early front runner for THEME OF THE YEAR

    Now in a dead heat with liveOS c/o bluemetal....

    Let us all welcome the newest fighter to the TOTY ring...iNavHD c/o reeco
    2010-06-11 09:33 AM
  6. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
    Mmi i really like how you lure people in clicking on your articles by nice titles like these. People don't even bother to read that it wasn't even the iPhone but just a case. You put a huge paragraph and then the truth at the end. Way to go.
    2010-06-11 10:29 AM
  7. adrian1480's Avatar
    3.5 ft is a death sentence for anything of that value.. im sure it will be ok..
    wasn't for my HP Elitebook Tablet.

    fell from about 3.5 feet onto one of it's corners on a hardwood floor.

    corner has a small dent, but everything works just fine.

    thanks, HP.
    2010-06-11 10:43 AM
  8. Faxmonkey's Avatar
    We all know that, why the hell is this on the front page? I made an iphone 4 using popsicle sticks n elmers glue and it hold up pretty well against drops. I could write a story and take a pic for you if you'd like?

    Great Writers MMi

    The glass parts are actual parts -- and they're the important ones to the test at hand. It's not as if they tried to conceal their methodology. It may not be 100% true to life as with the final model, but its still going to be relevant.

    This is a stupid waste of bandwidth because this company did not use the same type of stainless steel either.
    How could they? Oh, you mean they nought from an unreliable Chinese third part parts manufacturer?
    So im SURE they also got the pcb board, a4 CPU, battery, etc that all ties the entire phone together didn't they?

    Oh what? You say that all they did was get unreliable possibly same parts, slapped them together with some screws with some sights in to make it the same wieght as a real iPhone 4?

    Ok then so go ahead and skip the iPhone. assume apple didn't consider build quality abd there will be one less person in line on June 24th
    messany you need to hop off of the gizmodo banwagon, This shatter test is crap. of course a hollow iphone's glass screen will break, just like dropping a light bulb. Give apple more credit than that.
    please tell me you all understand this was not the real iPhone 4... But this sure gave this site a good surge in traffic
    First of all, what did Gizmodo have to do with this? I found that confusing.

    Second of all: Guys, when Apple says "magical" they don't mean it *literally*. It's not literally made of magic. It still follows the same rules of physics you've come to know and love, and that means that the glass still does indeed break. Being scratch resistant doesn't make it shatter proof.


    They said it was as strong as sapphire crystal though..
    Actually they said it was as "hard". Hardness dictates vulnerability to scratches, not shattering. A material can only be scratched by something harder than itself.

    That said, it is only 1/4th as hard as Sapphire. A sapphire will scratch the **** out of your iPhone, I guarantee it. They lied or exaggerated or whatever. It wasn't the only time they did that, either.


    well some1 here said that "gorilla glass" is super scratch proof ect....
    but can crack and shatter really easily, much like a car window.
    And this is indeed very similar to Gorilla glass which is an alkali aluminosilicate glass ceramic.


    Get this garbage off of the MMi frontpage, now.

    Jesus.

    What a waste of space and time.

    GET IT OFF IF YOU KNOW WHATS GOOD FOR YOUR SITE.
    YEAH. HOW DARE YOU POST RELEVANT NEWS THAT RELATES TO THE TOPIC OF THIS WEBSITE ON YOUR FRONT PAGE WHERE PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN IT MIGHT READ IT.

    You bastards.
    Christ guys, please, read the article before commenting.

    It's a strictly case design of the iPhone.
    Whether it be real, or fake, take it for what it's worth and move on.

    Notice the makeshift components?
    Wait until it comes out, and people are having hundreds of success stories of it dropping w/o cracking, and sob stories of them dropping it and it cracking.

    Bottom line-
    Just buy a case if you're prone to drop it, if you're not prone at dropping it, don't worry about it..
    I find your opinions to be reasonable -- and that makes me me angry.

    Maybe the real deal absorbs shock a bit better with the internal layout being different. Maybe you have to drop it from a few feet higher up before it shatters. Who knows? The underlying fact, however, is that glass is still glass. The real iPhone screen *will* potentially break when you drop it. Apple has not invented or nor have they claimed to have invented a glass that is simultaneously shatter proof and thin enough for this phone. If you came away from the promo video thinking that this was a phone that you could safely drop and not worry about the glass potentially breaking, you were mislead or mistaken.

    Adjust your expectations accordingly and prepare yourself with whatever accessories you may need depending on your level of butterfingeriness.
    Last edited by Faxmonkey; 2010-06-11 at 11:32 AM.
    2010-06-11 11:28 AM
  9. EdmundGerber's Avatar
    Get this garbage off of the MMi frontpage, now.

    Jesus.

    What a waste of space and time.

    GET IT OFF IF YOU KNOW WHATS GOOD FOR YOUR SITE.
    Just a heads up - you're coming across as a psychopath, bud.
    2010-06-11 01:39 PM
  10. Imsorussian's Avatar
    Who ever claims that they never droped an iphone you are a big bs artist everybody drops their phones unless its glued to you. My iphone happenes to shatter once when i intentially trew it as a pitch at my wife, unfortunately it missed her head and slammed into the wall after that i can say that vibrators on iphone are pretty good cause it was still vibrating for the next 2 hours. June 15 here i come
    2010-06-11 03:00 PM
  11. adp's Avatar
    Who ever claims that they never droped an iphone you are a big bs artist everybody drops their phones unless its glued to you. My iphone happenes to shatter once when i intentially trew it as a pitch at my wife, unfortunately it missed her head and slammed into the wall after that i can say that vibrators on iphone are pretty good cause it was still vibrating for the next 2 hours. June 15 here i come
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    2010-06-11 03:19 PM
  12. mj0528's Avatar
    Imsorussian is a little psycho!! He posted eff the jb and dev team awhile back and now he's telling us stories about throwing things at his wife's head.
    2010-06-11 03:43 PM
  13. isham.padron's Avatar
    This is stupid news! Most aren't reading into the story to understand that its not an authentic Iphone 4 all while creating mass hysteria.
    2010-06-11 03:56 PM
  14. sadsamurai's Avatar
    What's a 4G and who makes it and what does it have to do with the iPhone 4?
    If you want to be anal about it fine.
    Search for iPhone 4g and you get 27,000,000 hits.
    I did delete all the language packs and launch demons, but something is eating up the memory even though there is only one active theme running in Winterboard.
    SysInfo reports only 4 processes running.
    2010-06-11 04:23 PM
  15. editwizard's Avatar
    I'm still gonna get one. I'll try hard to not drop it three times.
    Nice. I like what you did there.
    2010-06-11 04:35 PM
  16. Labluver's Avatar
    It looks like a sales pitch for their repair service to me. They probably hit it with a hammer several times and claimed it was a drop on concrete. I have dropped my 3 GS several times, face first onto the pavement and never had it break. While working ambulance, I'll put my iphone in my lap and forget it and then step out of the ambulance and there it goes!
    2010-06-11 04:47 PM
  17. sunbeam83's Avatar
    i've never dropped my iphone and can't believe anyone could. iphone 4 might as well be made from baubles given how unlikely dropping it is
    2010-06-11 05:21 PM
  18. giancarlo's Avatar
    they're not using actual APPLE parts....you know those replacement parts are always generic parts with licensed trademark symbols on them. Like a bumper on a brand new factory mercedes will be more seemless and perfect that a generic mercedes bumper. Anyone grabs one sour note to hold onto an focus on it to shift negative attention towards the product. It's like the video that went viral to EVERY BLOGGER when Steve Jobs had a problem with the WIFI. They took that little piece and made it seem like it was the ATT network or the phone itself that messed up....but not the fact that 500+ people were live blogging every breath he took. Besides...if you drop your phone hard three times then get a friggin holster...what are we 6?

    Who ever claims that they never droped an iphone you are a big bs artist everybody drops their phones unless its glued to you. My iphone happenes to shatter once when i intentially trew it as a pitch at my wife, unfortunately it missed her head and slammed into the wall after that i can say that vibrators on iphone are pretty good cause it was still vibrating for the next 2 hours. June 15 here i come
    Hey!!! Just cause Chris Brown got away with it doesn't mean you can too...

    Have your wife FACEBOOK me, I'll throw a pillow at her instead....haha
    Last edited by giancarlo; 2010-06-11 at 06:22 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-06-11 06:22 PM
  19. laz305's Avatar
    like always they never get it right the first time around, guaranteed the next iphone 4.1 will change it's look once again to make up for this beautiful mistake. Because what is the point of having something look so good if we have to cover it up in order to protect it.
    2010-06-11 07:14 PM
  20. elite_jounin's Avatar
    So this is what these lames come up with to pass time until june 25th? GIVE ME A BREAK! (no pun intended, lol) Seriously though, this news is TRASH.
    2010-06-11 07:59 PM
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