1. Tartarus's Avatar
    Wow, a few posts earlier we all were like those Chinese Yulin folks, but after seeing a 'dogfi' we all instantly become dog loving human creatures. What did you do to us?
    07-30-2015 09:43 PM
  2. sau124's Avatar
    Have you tried walking into the Apple store and getting someone to look at it. My co-worker got a free screen replacement from Apple store here in NYC. I was with him, we dropped it before lunch, grabbed a quick bite, back in 40 minutes and had the phone back. YMMV - don't ask for it, just see what they say. It does not hurt checking.
    07-31-2015 10:47 AM
  3. jclisenby's Avatar
    I have fallen with the iPhone 5 in a Defender and landed on the phone in my hand. The case was scratched up, but the phone was 100% fine. They make those cases to withstand pretty much anything you can throw at them.
    08-01-2015 09:11 AM
  4. denzilla's Avatar
    I have fallen with the iPhone 5 in a Defender and landed on the phone in my hand. The case was scratched up, but the phone was 100% fine. They make those cases to withstand pretty much anything you can throw at them.

    According to a Consumer Reports vid, it takes about 150lbs of force to bend an iPhone 5, which is about double the amount required to bend a 6 (70lbs and 90lbs for the plus). I'd say you got lucky though. The 5 being more durable and adding a case on top of that went a long way toward helping your outcome.

    Say you fall forward with the palm of your hand resting on your screen during impact. Do you really think that flimsy plastic film over your screen is absorbing the shock and removing the stress of your full body weight on the screen in that scenario? Its keeping scratches off your screen and thats all. Now if your palm was on the back of the phone during impact, then I could see the screen surviving because of the raised lip on the Defender preventing the screen from touching the ground. The force of impact would be absorbed by the raised portions and directed toward the outer edges.
    08-01-2015 09:00 PM
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