About one in three iPhone owners have dented, cracked or shattered that expensive little device sometime in the past year. This is according to newly released figures, which also say if your phone is cracked, you're probably still using it that way.
The study found that Americans have spent $5.9 billion repairing their broken iPhones, most often because the phone just slipped out of their hands.
The second most common fate form of damage is dropping them into water.
Square-Trade, which sells extended warranties, says if your phone is broken--there's a one in six chance you haven't gotten it fixed.
“A lot of people are walking around right now with broken
Devices, “ the company said.
They also said a great number of people are walking around with tape on their iPhones.
Square-trade found that Iowa iPhone owners are the most responsible when it comes to breaks while iPhone owners in Mississippi are most likely to be walking around with a broken device.
The company has drop-tested the iPhone 4 extensively and says the test for the iPhone 5 is coming soon.
The wait is almost over for those planning to get the new device. The iPphone 5 comes out tomorrow.
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