360° Coverage : SquareTrade Says IPhone 5S and IPhone 5C Aren't As Durable...

11 Updates
SquareTrade Says IPhone 5S and IPhone 5C Aren't As Durable As Previous Models
Apple

SquareTrade Says IPhone 5S and IPhone 5C Aren't As Durable As Previous Models

Sep 23 2013, 12:03pm CDT | by

Both scored better than the Samsung galaxy S4

SquareTrade is a company that sells protection plans for all sorts of gadgets including Apple iPhones. The company recently said that it has tested five smartphones including the new Apple iPhone 5C...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

SquareTrade Says IPhone 5S and IPhone 5C Aren't As Durable As Previous Models

Sep 23 2013, 12:03pm CDT | by

Both scored better than the Samsung galaxy S4

SquareTrade is a company that sells protection plans for all sorts of gadgets including Apple iPhones. The company recently said that it has tested five smartphones including the new Apple iPhone 5C and 5S. The company claims that its tests show that the new iPhones aren't as durable as previous versions.

The testing including determining if the new iPhones to withstand drops, water, and other hazards. Despite the new iPhone models not being as durable as previous models, the company reports that the worst performer was the new Samsung Galaxy S 4.

The company says that device will work after being submerged in water and dropped five-feet on the ground. The company rates devices on a scale of one to 10. The higher the number, the more likely it is to be damaged. The iPhone 5S scored 5.5 while the iPhone 5C scored six. The Galaxy S 4 scored seven.

 
Update
11

3 days ago

Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s are tougher than Samsung’s 32-bit Galaxy S5

Sep 28 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “Apple has gone bigger and better with its latest iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 smartphones,” Anu Passary reports for Tech Times. “A new study reveals that the devices are sturdier than the iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5.” “The study was conducted by SquareTr ...
Source: Mac Daily News   Full article at: Mac Daily News
 

 
Update
10

5 days ago

Inside the facility where Apple tortures the iPhone 6

Sep 26 2014 12:56pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “A few blocks away from Apple’s bustling campus in Cupertino is a rather nondescript building. Inside is absolutely the last place on earth you’d want to be if you were an iPhone,” Josh Lowensohn reports for The Verge ...
Source: Mac Daily News   Full article at: Mac Daily News
 

 
Update
9

5 days ago

A Tale Of Two Apples

Sep 26 2014 10:55am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “For Apple, it’s been the best of times; it’s been the worst of times,” Mark Rogowsky writes for Forbes. On the plus side of the ledger: • 4 million iPhones pre-ordered, 10 million sold in the first weekend. • iOS 8 on about 1/3 of devices, literally hundreds of millions ...
Source: Mac Daily News   Full article at: Mac Daily News
 

 
Update
8

6 days ago

Apple says some bent iPhone 6/Plus phones will be replaced under warranty

Sep 25 2014 7:01am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

An Apple support representative has told TNW that iPhone 6/Plus phones that have experienced warping in normal use would qualify for replacement under warranty if they pass a test known as “a visual mechanical inspection.” It should be noted that this is simply one AppleCare rep speaking, and not an official statement by Apple. That is 100 percent up to the Genius you speak with at the store. There is a test called a Visual Mechanical Inspection that the device will have to p ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

The New iPhone 6 Can Actually Survive Being Underwater for 10 Seconds! [Video]

Sep 24 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: iClarified

Although it's not waterproof, the new iPhone 6 can actually survive being underwater for 10 seconds, according to tests performed by SquareTrade.The extended warranty provider has posted a 'Breakability Test' video which shows the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus being put through a series of tests to determine their breakability score.Most notable is the water test in which both smartphones were submersed for 10 seconds. Although the audio stoppe ...
Source: iClarified   Full article at: iClarified
 

 
Update
6

1 week ago

The iPhone charts that Apple will love and Samsung will hate

Sep 24 2014 11:28am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “The bigger screens yielded bigger results,” Marcus Chan and Mark Milian report for Bloomberg. “During the debut weekend of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple sold more than 10 million units of the larger-screen devices, the com ...
Source: Mac Daily News   Full article at: Mac Daily News
 

 
Update
4

1 week ago

iPhone 6 “toughest iPhone yet” as it passes all SquareTrade’s breakability tests

Sep 24 2014 6:58am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

If anyone has more interest than its owner in how well a phone survives accidents, it’s the insurance companies that have to fork out afterwards. SquareTrade put the iPhone 6 through a series of breakability tests, and found that it was the toughest iPhone yet. The tests began with ‘grippability’ – how likely you are to drop the phone in the first place – then ran through slide tests, submersion in ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac
 

 
Update
3

1 week ago

New rubber gaskets around buttons help iPhone 6/Plus withstand brief dips in water

Sep 23 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

In iFixit’s ritual dismantling of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last week, the repair company noted that Apple had started including rubber gaskets around the power and volume buttons likely in an effort to make the iPhone more water and dust resistant. Similar gaskets surround the volume buttons. Altogether, this seems to represent a move toward increased water/dust resistance, and therefore improved durability. iFixit How did Apple do? Well iPhone warranty provider Squaretrade ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac
 

 
Update
2

1 week ago

Watch an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus being dropped, dunked and even frozen solid

Sep 22 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: App Advice

While Im still holding my new iPhone 6 Plus tighter than a newborn baby, more than a few videos show Apples latest handsets being tortured tested in pretty much every situation imaginable.The first video comes from SquareTrade. Interestingly, the third-party insurance company puts both phones through number of real-world situations.Along with sliding the iPhones across plastic and wood, the company dunks the handsets in water for 10 seconds ...
Source: App Advice  Full article at: App Advice
 

 
Update
1

1 week ago

9to5Toys Lunch Break: iTunes GC 33% off, iPhone 6/6 Plus screen protector $1, Samsung 40″ LED HDTV $330, more

Sep 19 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: $15 iTunes gift card for $10: save 33% on future apps, music, movies, more ArmorSuit iPhone 6/6 Plus screen protectors for $1 shipped (orig. $20) Samsung 40-inch LED 1080p 120Hz 3D HDTV $330 shipped (Reg. $530) iPhone 6/6 Plus deals, accessories, and trade o ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

5 Things You Need To Know About Apple Pay
5 Things You Need To Know About Apple Pay
Apple’s payment system will change the retail experience as a whole
 
 
New Reports Say Apple Watch Entering Production In January
New Reports Say Apple Watch Entering Production In January
Rumors are swirling about when the Apple Watch will be released
 
 
The iPhone 6 Is Coming To China
The iPhone 6 Is Coming To China
A license has finally been obtained by Apple
 
 
Will Europe Welcome Apple Pay?
Will Europe Welcome Apple Pay?
The new payment system might not catch on
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Obama 'deeply concerned' over Israel's settlement expansion plan
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday voiced "deep concern" in his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the country's plan to build some 2,610 new homes for Israeli settlers...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey in 'Boss Baby'?
Los Angeles, Oct 2 (IANS) Actors Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey have reportedly been signed up for an animation movie titled "Boss Baby". The two will lend their voices to the latest DreamWorks animation, which will be...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US, Brazil strike new deal to end cotton trade dispute
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) The US and Brazil reached an agreement Wednesday to end a decade-long cotton dispute between the two countries. Brazil sued the US in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on cotton subsidies in...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Robert Downey Jr.'s wife gave him an ultimatum
Robert Downey Jr.'s wife refused to marry him until he got sober. The 49-year-old star first proposed to Susan Downey three months after they started dating after meeting on the set of 'Gothika' in 2003, but the 40-year...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jordin Sparks giving BMW back to Jason Derulo
Jordin Sparks plans to return her BMW to Jason Derulo. The 'No Air' singer, who split from the 'Talk Dirty' hitmaker last month, has decided to give him back the luxurious vehicle that he bought for her last Christmas....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Real Madrid stays perfect thanks to late goal from Benzema
Madrid, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) Second-half substitute Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Ludogorets Wednesday, leaving the Blancos at the head of Champions League Group B with six points after two...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Secret service director resigns over White House security lapse
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) The US secret service director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday over a recent White House security breach. According to a statement released Wednesday afternoon by the US Department of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
31 killed in attack near school in Syria
Beirut, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) Several children were among the 31 people killed in a pair of bombings near a school in the central Syrian city of Homs, a Syrian official said. Seventy-four others were injured in the blasts...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
'Rush Hour' to hit small screen as TV series
Los Angeles, Oct 2 (IANS) Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan's blockbuster film franchise "Rush Hour" is heading to the small screen. Warner Bros. Television team has recruited "Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence and "Mad Men"...
Read more on Celebrity Balla