Apple claimed that iPhone 4’s aluminosilcate glass for front and back are “chemically strengthened to be 30 times harder than plastic, more scratch resistant and durable than ever”. Yes, it might be harder and more durable, but glass is still glass afterall? We have all seen video on how scratch resistant iPhone 3GS screen is, so we ain’t worry if we put keys and coins together with our iPhones when we go out, but what normally kill the screen is a drop.
iFixYouri tried proving to us that no matter how strong a glass screen is, its natural behavior still remain the same, shatter! They drop iPhone 4 from a 3 and a half feet above ground level, which is around the height where most people will drop that phones. iPhone 4’s Screen gave way on the 3rd attempt, and the result is what you have seen above, shattered.
What worry us is that now iPhone 4 is both glass front and back, the possibility of shattering any of the glass screen is doubled, so iPhone 4 users, please take care of your iPhone and try not to drop them? Do note that the test is conduct with iPhone 4, before they have been launch, thus we ain’t sure how iFixYouri got hold of one of them, and we are not sure if the screen they test with is going to be the “REAL” iPhone 4 screen. But I’m sure someone will try doing the test once iPhone 4 is launch in US by June 24! [iFixYouri]