After several tests performed by the iFixyouri staff, Apple has decided to perform a free iPhone 4 repair for anyone with broken screen or water damage. It is really cool that a billion dollar company has decided to take notice of our screen (on ground) breaking iPhone 4 tests. Ok, not exactly.
Consumer Reports did say that Apple should provide a free iPhone repair to anyone who is have antenna issues with their new iPhone 4. This bit of news came shortly after their announcement that the iPhone was the best smartphone around. After Apple gave their much talked about press conference in which they announced free bumpers to everyone, they mildly changed their tone:
“Consumer Reports believes Apple’s offer of free cases is a good first step. However, Apple has indicated that this is not a long-term solution, it has guaranteed the offer only through September 30th, and has not extended it unequivocally to customers who bought cases from third-party vendors. We look forward to a long-term fix from Apple. As things currently stand, the iPhone 4 is still not one of our Recommended models.”
The reality is that if you by this beautiful, yet fragile device you better buy a screen protector and protective shield to basically alleviate many of the potential issues aside from water damage. Without it your iPhone 4 is very vulnerable to breaking. Even with a protective case the LCD could die but in terms of protecting the screen from cracking or shattering they do a great job. As we proved in our tests, the bumper is great for helping with reception problems but in terms of protecting the glass it does nothing.
Any notion that Consumer Reports or any other such negative publicity is going to hurt iPhone 4 sales has proven to be false. It may turn a few people away but the fevering reporting on the issue makes the iPhone the ‘in’ item once again. That is not to say that there are not other great options, which there are but the fact is that the much to do about nothing issues are easily correctable. Is it bogus that you have to buy a protective case to get reception? Perhaps, just as it is bogus that you need it to protect the glass. But hey, that’s the smartphone world we live in so deal with it.
If you have become one of the unlucky many to break your iPhone give us a call, that’s what we are here for.