How about waiting up in a queue all night, Spending more than 1000$ and then dropping your brand-new iPhone X and breaking its screen or damaging its speaker/mic. Devastating, eh?
That is just what happened to some iPhone fanatics in China. It was reported that several clumsy Chinese customers has totally destroyed their new gadgets. How destroyed would you be in this case? All I hope is that they had insurance.
Credit: Asia Wire
This new Apple’s iPhone X comes a glass in both front and back, in addition to an edge-to-edge screen, which looks fancy but also means that once you drop it on any side you will probably end up with your expensive iPhone getting smashed. It is also the first iPhone to use facial recognition feature to unlock the screen.
The most waited phone ever, as Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has described it ‘will set the path for technology for the next decade’, was released just a few days ago.
As always, there have been many people who slept outside the Apple stores to ensure they got the pone they dreamt of.
The iPhone X is on sale for $999 in the US and, somewhat controversially, £999 in the UK ($999 is around £750, so Brits are having to fork out a lot more for the same product) and it seems like getting the thing fixed could be almost as pricey.
According to the Mirror, if you need the edge-to-edge screen fixed, it will set you back £286.44 ($376.05). Business Insider has even more terrifying news, reporting that there is ‘other damage’ – stuff that is not limited to the screen, like a broken speaker or mic – that price rockets up to £419 ($549). Fucking hell.