Apple's iPhone X may be the toughest iPhone of all time


Another drop (of a fresh, undamaged iPhone X) cracked the front and back, but also damaged Face ID and stopped the new home screen gestures from working, making it impossible to leave the app now open.

Apple touts that the iPhone X has "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone", but glass is glass after all and it's bound to break, shatter, or crack at some point.

Meanwhile, SquareTrade, a company that provides extended warranties for electronic devices, has crowned the new Apple handset the "most breakable yet", after putting it through a series of tests created to measure its durability.

And here's the quoted test results that SquareTrade sent. In the second drop, the phone fell directly on its front face. When the phone was dropped from the same height from the back panel, it caused complete damage to the back glass panel. Nevertheless, SquareTrade conducted it and found that there were some cracks, but most harm was done to some of the iPhone X's operability.

Dunk Test: The iPhone X faired similar to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models, surviving 30 minutes under five feet of water with some audio muffling during playback.

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The iPhone X smartphone costs $357.50 to make and sells for $999, giving it a gross margin of 64 percent, according to TechInsights, a firm that tears down technology devices and analyzes the parts inside.

If you want a full breakdown of exactly how fragile the iPhone X is, take a look at their breakability test below and keep your new smartphone close to your chest! Jerry's unable to bend the iPhone X, which means it's safe for skinny jeans.

Of course, SquareTrade offers up insurance plans which are often cheaper than plans you may be able to get through your carrier.

Apple has had ongoing difficulty with keeping glass intact (we're looking at you, iPhone 4), so the scratch test proved they're making progress, but your mileage may vary.

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.