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Old Jun 7th, 2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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iPhone 4 - Glass Laminated to Display = Less Easy Fixes?

Watching the iPhone 4 video - they say the Glass is Laminated to the Display to remove "light refraction". Does that mean if you break the glass in the iPhone 4 - you've got to replace the whole display/digitizer? that's gonna get $$$.

With the iPhone 3GS you can break the glass and just replace the glass. That costs like $40-$50 (my bro broke his) versus $150-200 for the whole display. :S
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Old Jun 7th, 2010, 04:25 PM   #2
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Easy solution. Don't break the glass. I've had 3 iPhones, and never once dropped them or broken them. Can't be that hard to not break your phone...
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Old Jun 7th, 2010, 04:31 PM   #3
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easy solution. Don't break the glass. I've had 3 iphones, and never once dropped them or broken them. Can't be that hard to not break your phone...
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They say that the glass is quite a bit stronger too, the same stuff that helicopter glass is made from. It shouldn't be that easy to break.
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I've dropped my 3G several times and have some pretty nice nicks in the white plastic casing... the glass display is still pristine though.

Get a good case for it if you're worried. I'll probably invest in one this time.
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*I've* never broken my iPhone Glass. But I have several friends and one brother who has. People *do* break it. It's not uncommon (I see 3-4 people with broken Glass/Screen iPhones every time I'm in the Apple Store).

So yeah, simple solution - don't break it. But it *does* happen. And now it's gonna be more expensive for people to fix it. :P
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