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

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.

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

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

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