Phones with metal/glass bezels have no shock absorption at all, and the tension caused when dropped in the wrong way can cause the glass to shatter, even when dropped from just a few feet (like a desk).
This is the main physical design issue with iPhone.
A plastic body would bend to absorb the chock.
Why are iPhones so fragile?
According to SquareTrade, 25% of iPhone users have broken their screen at some point, and 15% of iPhone owners are using a phone with a broken screen daily. Because if Apple focused on building a more rugged product, it could likely make an unbreakable–or at least far less breakable–iPhone screen.
Is iPhone 11 glass stronger?
Apple says that its new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are made from a more durable glass that’s the “toughest glass ever in a smartphone,” and warranty company SquareTrade conducted one of its annual drop tests to put Apple’s claims to the test.
Why is Gorilla Glass so weak?
Gorilla Glass is a brand name for Corning’s tempered glass. Tempered glass is very strong when you hit it from the front, but if you make a tiny nick on the edge the internal stresses cause the glass to instantly shatter. The demos you see always test the front surface and never the edges.
Does iPhone 11 break easily?
While the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro both bent at 250 pounds of pressure, neither one cracked. (For context, that’s the same bending point of the iPhone X, SquareTrade says.) The iPhone 11 Pro Max beta little earlier, at 230 pounds of pressure, and it did crack to the point where the phone was unusable.