Sky Captain wrote:
Since several of my friends have broken screens of their iphones from minor drops I have no plans to buy such expensive and fragile device. In my hands it would not last very long given that I recently managed to accidently crack screen of my Samsung B2100 thats supposed to be nearly indestructible.
The iPhone 5 has an aluminum back, and the front screen seems to be fit much better than the 4 and 4S glass fronts and backs.
I've dropped my 3GS a couple dozen times, and once managed to chip the edges of the glass on gravel, but no shattering. I think it was a better design, and I think Apple learned their lesson from the 4 in designing the 5.
There's a drop test video out there that shows a 5 beating an SIII, but I haven't seen it myself.
There's also the anecdotal evidence of my father to consider: he has demolished several phones, running them over, losing them under the lawn while laying sod, dropping them all the time. We got him a 4 in an Otterbox, and the phone has nary a mark on it. If its a serious problem for you, there are solutions.
I've been texting a dozen girls trying to get a date for tomorrow night.
Did iOS 6 help them say yes too?
I'm going to say yes.
The screen is a pretty normal size; is it just the apple ears that make it long? Or is this just an assumed problem?
It's taller than the previous models. I had a chance to handle one today, and it seems acceptable to me. The entire screen is still within my thumb's range of motion (not that this was an issue), and it's not too tall to be weird. I think they did it just right: make the phone taller, not wider. That's the problem with cafeteria tray sized Androids. Too damn wide for one hand or my pocket.