20 Sep '12, 3pm

iPhone Users Have Spent $6 Billion on Broken Phones

iPhone Users Have Spent $6 Billion on Broken Phones

A survey conducted by warranty provider SquareTrade of 2,000 iPhone users found that, based on the sample size, Americans have spent an estimated $5.9 billion on repairing and replacing broken phones over the past five years. That amount includes cost of repairs for minor issues and replacements for phones that were broken beyond repair as well as insurance deductibles on phones that were still under a warranty. Accidental drops were the most common reason for the broken iPhones, while being submerged in water (tub, sink, toilet, etc) was the second most common reason. Falls from elevated surfaces and liquid spills were also often reported. While most people who ended up with broken phones opted to repair or replace them, 11 percent continued using phones with cracked screens and six percent taped them as a temporary repair, likely trying to avoid the cost of replacing the...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/iphone-users-have-spent...

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