We have heard a lot of talk about the iPhone 4 bumper helping with reception problems but now we test it to see if it can prevent glass and LCD damage. The results are not good for iPhone 4 owners who just got a protective bumper, as the 3rd drop on concrete resulted in a shattered screen. The iPhone 4 repair team is on standby to answer any questions and as you see in the video below, for good reason.
Going back to our first test, it was noted that the i4 glass sit on top of the frame, rather than inset like the 3g and 3gs. This fact, along with glass on both sides of the iPhone 4, makes broken glass on the i4 a common reality. The protective bumper is the same bumper that is supposed to help with the much publicized iPhone 4 antenna.
We’ve have known for a little while now that iPhone 4 bumpers do not offer all of the protection needed because customers have called in an told us. Although it does not take a video by iFixyouri to inform you that dropping your new iPhone 4 on concrete is a bad idea, hopefully this video squashed any doubts as to the bumpers effectiveness. A DIY fix for any type of cracked glass on an i4 screen can be difficult.
We have now performed three tests on the iPhone 4. The first was with the parts (frame, glass) but not the guts. The next one was with a new iPhone 4. The latest was with an iPhone 4 with the bumper. In comparing the 3 tests, we can’t find much of a difference. What really matters is how you drop it. If it hits on a corner you may get out of trouble completely, or with just a scuff mark. If it drops on the glass though, on top of concrete, you could be in serious trouble. This scenario is very likely every time you get out of your car.
We also performed an iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G test with protective cases and instead of the glass breaking, there was LCD damage on the fifth and sixth drop, respectively.
Our iPhone repair technicians are trained to help both repair broken iPhones and help those looking for DIY repair solutions. Let us know if you have any questions, as it is our goal to provide customers with the best decisions possible. Often times we get calls from customers who have ordered a wrong iPhone parts or made a broken iPhone worse. Don’t let it happen to you and call now!