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    • Don't think I can help. I've never cracked a phone screen 😎

      But what I do know is that in Malaysia at least, many people would rather use a phone with a cracked screen rather than pay for a repair. Perhaps an indication that screen repairs are way too costly?

    • I must know a half-dozen people here in the states who just put up with their cracked screens. I did for a year until bits of glass ended up in various places like the rug and my thumb.

      A close friend worked in materials on the iPhone team and remembers the day Steve came in and said "I'm sorry guys, I just can't get used to the plastic screens. It gets smudgy greasy and scratches with my car keys in my pocket."

      And they said "STEVE! NO!! Glass breaks, we can't get parts in time."

      So Steve went to his office and dialed the CEO of Corning Glass.

    • I do not think any smart phone has plastic screen, but could be wrong.

      Sorry I can't be more help otherwise, always had Android phones and not that expensive so as to be worth repairing; I love them and all the little apps, but my life doesn't revolve around the phone that much. Somehow I manage to keep them few years without serious drops (I mean I do drop them occasionally but happens either home on carpet, or I got lucky and they didn't hit cement facing down).

    • 😢

      I was just flat-out unlucky that day.

      What force does a ~180 gram cell phone from ~0.67 meters on a ~3mm surface have on that screen?

      I don't want to do the math (@apm rough estimate?) since it's the weekend, but it was enough to bust it!

    • Interesting. I'm gonna buy one and try it. They have some options, but I guess sapphire defense is the one to try? It says I can live fearlessly. 💪

    • Zagg is a Utah company. The last two times I’ve upgraded my phone, the guys at *Verizon* have not only recommended these screen shields, they have assumed I will buy the shield before they even tell me about the insurance options. They quote the price of the phone and add, “plus the cost of the screen shield” and they put it on the phone before they even hand the phone to me. They have applied so many, they are experts at it. In fact, I bet the Verizon guys are the best salesmen Zagg has. Hahahahaha.

    • That's been my experience with Verizon as well. They put it on the phone and they make sure I know to register the shield with Zagg.

    • I just checked the box for my latest Zagg shield for my phone, labeled "ultra clear". I suspect the variety doesn't matter (as long as it carries the normal Zagg warranty).

    • San Jose Airport has a dedicated booth to repairing cracked screens. I stopped by and asked how much it cost to replace iPhone X cracked screen - $249 and 15 minute wait. Not bad, but still expensive.