Buy a case immediately because the new iPhone X cracked on CNET's first drop

Buy a case immediately because the new iPhone X cracked on CNET's first drop
Posted at 9:09 AM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 09:09:42-05

If you picked up your iPhone X this weekend, you better get some bubble wrap around it until you can buy a case.

The $1,000 gadget cracked the first time the reviewers at tech website CNET dropped it from about 3 feet high onto a San Francisco sidewalk.

"The back hit first, but it then did a small flip and landed screen-side down with the back facing me so I could see the damage immediately," wrote Vanessa Hand Orellana. "The glass from three of the four corners cracked at different degrees of severity and scuffed up the side of the camera mount. ... Not good considering it was the first drop."

At $275 a pop to fix the iPhone X screen, we hope you've saved up your pennies. Or purchased the AppleCare+ plan, which bumps screen fixes down to a more manageable $29.

Apple also encouraged its users to buy "one of the many beautiful cases available" to protect their investment in response to CNET's findings.

"The new iPhone is designed to be durable, but not indestructible, and goes through rigorous real world testing," an Apple representative told CNET. "iPhone X is made from the most durable glass ever in a smartphone with a 50 percent deeper strengthening layer using our dual ion-exchange process, further reinforced by an internal laser welded, steel and copper structure."

That may be, but CNET's results speak for themselves. Read the full review at the website here.