iPhones Are Less Likely to Get Broken, More Likely to Be Stolen [Charts]

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A new study from ProtectCELL reveals that iPhone users are 54% less likely to need a replacement device compared to other smartphone users. The company measured the cause of and frequency of mobile replacements for smartphones and tablets across over two million plans sold.

It's not all four-leaf clovers for Apple fans. When comparing the causes for device replacement, research suggests that iPhone users are less likely to break their device, but far more prone to misplacing their phone. According to ProtectCELL, iPhone owners are 11 percent less likely to report a broken or damaged device as compared to other smartphone users, but 65 percent more likely to request a replacement due to their device going missing.

ProtectCELL also found that tablet owners in 2013 were nearly 90 percent more likely to submit a replacement request versus tablet users in 2012.

"All of our customers, whether iPhone, smartphone or tablet users, rely on us to quickly and seamlessly replace their devices when they encounter unfortunate luck," said Scott McLaren, ProtectCELL's chief marketing officer. "Our customers can take solace in the fact that in a world of frequently broken and misplaced mobile devices, ProtectCELL has their backs."

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Alpay - March 9, 2014 at 6:39am
This is a stupid representation of a data set. Apple is a leading company and this data only shows the apple's success on this issue with respect to average. Obviously it is better than average. It is the most expensive in the market and you would expect it to be better than at least average. I would rather see the comparison with other leading devices or brands instead of average. That kind of representation would make sense.
Repair Man - March 8, 2014 at 9:30pm
Like I said, All of You, my kind of costumer, hand me all their money and telling them is the best there is(eventhough is pure crap, only good thing there is, is the os.) Cheap $4 dollar camera, the software hides good how cheap it is.
odedo2 - March 8, 2014 at 10:05pm
You're hiding how desperate you are, but how is a creative cam cheap? Don't hurt yourself trying to predict such shit. Cheap cranium.
odedo2 - March 8, 2014 at 4:38am
Who gives a Fck about overpricing, it's still getting money worth the quality you pay for like best speed and graphics it handles, camera with breakthrough features and all. I couldn't be any happier than I am with the 5s.
Repair man - March 8, 2014 at 3:00am
That is a misconception, go to amazon and prize out all iphone parts, comes to a total of about a $100, so to me iphone is over prized, I pay less cause I buy wholesale. I do repair iphone for a living, example: $11 for an iphone 5s rear camera($4 wholesale) and I charge $65 for labor,but I tell them a total $85.00 and they pay it, cause it makes them feel classy and high class. and I do repair a lot of iphones and ipads(lcd glass digitizer) $15.00($8 wholesale) total charge $150. so what do you think now. by the way no better quality here, same as the others.
Great! - March 8, 2014 at 4:22pm
So you think the phone is overpriced based on parts price alone? Aren't you forgetting stuff like service, warranty, licensing, Eco system and other intangibles? Everything adds up. And then they also need to make a profit. And if the demand is there, what's wrong with the price? You yourself make money off Apple's branding.
vinnyg - March 8, 2014 at 7:21pm
Repair man your info is so bogus that I had to look at the calandar to see if it was April Fools day !!! Glad to see you being candid about ripping people off for repairs. WHAT A GUY !!!
GreatAssHole!!! - March 8, 2014 at 9:37pm
You forgot to include your self as an intangible, GreatAssHole!!!
Great! - March 8, 2014 at 1:18am
Not surprising as iPhones are more valuable and better quality than say...any Samsung phone.
Perone - March 8, 2014 at 3:21pm
That's a common misconception that I would expect an iSheep to idly believe. Where do you think Apple gets its cores, processors and screens from, hm? Do you think they make it themselves, iSheep? WRONG! They come from Samsung. Apple doesn't even make its own cameras; Sony makes them.
Great! - March 8, 2014 at 4:08pm
You are so silly to think that all the iPhone is is just cores and such that Apple has Samsung manufacture for them. Look at the package as a whole. The quality is way better than Samsung's Galaxy line. Why? Because Samsung cannot make a better phone EVEN when they supply some parts to Apple!!
vinnyg - March 8, 2014 at 7:34pm
@Perone iSheep? why the hate only to be followed by incorrect info ? Can I call you an iAsshole for simply having the inability to post something without name calling and having accurate info ? Samsumg does not exclusively supply the parts you mention.
Perone - March 8, 2014 at 9:10pm
Oh, but they do.
GreatAssHole!!! - March 8, 2014 at 9:24pm
GreatAssHole: That's all there is in the inside of an iPhone.
ASSamfanboys - March 9, 2014 at 1:26pm
The only thing in gaylaxy is wannabe bull shit year after year, whatever goes into iPhone it tries to have to, and where is it taking shamesung, down their flushing ass. The new ads express their feeling and the illogical samsheep assholes love them in that kind of way, ooh better display than retina, wow the tablet is 7.3mm thin than iPad, wow s(hit) pen. What kind of damn difference does this make and why should it matter. Even kindroll fire did the same shit. But assuming myths of apple copying is like saying a tv company copied another when they were the first ones to make it. This is samesungs way out of dying. Mocking someone they copy made them no brainers. The only thing they are good at is increasing the size, making tv's, and laundry machines. Let that hate sync in you fanboys since you act, talk, and whine like turds. Don't believe me, when was the last time they were a success? Are they surpassing apple with speed, graphics, etc.? Did they sell more plastic toys than apple ever did? Btw no I am not defending, supporting fans, or taking drugs. Anyone replying w/ these rants is considered what has been said and done in my comment.
Perone - March 9, 2014 at 8:19pm
Hey dude, you'll need to stretch your ass hole a little wider, Tim Cook's head still can't fit up there! Do your research. If Samsung stopped providing Apple with its internals, where would they go? Samsung has some of the best internals every produced, actually. And I'm an HTC kind of person.
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