Apple's iPhone X has higher margin than iPhone 8

Apple's iPhone X has higher margin than iPhone 8

"You'd expect there to be a high price to pay for a lovely phone like the iPhone X. Unfortunately for consumers, in the end it's likely to be more than the $1,000 they've already invested", said Jason Siciliano, global creative director at Square Trade in a press release. That's why many will require some additional time to figure out just how everything works on the new one.

The iPhone X is a brand new design that went on sale on Friday, to apparently strong demand, while the iPhone 8 is an update on last year's iPhone 7, which itself was similar to the iPhone 6 released in 2014.

"We believe the metal frame of 2H18F iPhone models will be composed of more parts (iPhone X has four parts) for improving data transmission quality".

"SquareTrade apparently conducted the test because it questions Apple's claim that it has "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone" and asks if "$549 for most repairs" is "worth the risk?" In the second drop, the phone fell directly on its front face.

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The handset is described as "incredibly solid" after the customary series of torture tests, with premium stainless steel sides and a mostly glass construction that's impervious to daily scratches. Meanwhile, the back drop completely shattered the back panel leaving loose shards of glass, making it hard to hold. Nevertheless, SquareTrade conducted it and found that there were some cracks, but most harm was done to some of the iPhone X's operability.

The extended warranty service provider deems the iPhone X an overall "high risk" in breakability, awarding it 90 points on a scale where 100 is the worst possible score.

Other things users can do to protect the Super Retina display include using auto-brightness and setting the iPhone X to switch off the display when it's not being used. Jerry's unable to bend the iPhone X, which means it's safe for skinny jeans. A smile can be found on the faces of iPhone droppers every time a screen goes uncracked, spurning the hefty fix fee or, worse yet, the looming expense of buying another smartphone.

It's obviously always wise to do everything in your power to protect an expensive, high-end mobile device from all types of damage, but unfortunately the iPhone X is special in a number of anxiety-enhancing ways. Do you buy accidental damage insurance on your smartphones?

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