Americans reportedly spent $6B on broken iPhones

Broken iPhone
Broken iPhone
Broken iPhone

Warranty provider SquareTrade queried 2,000 iPhone owners and discovered that they have dumped an estimated US$5.9 billion into repairing their iPhones over the past five years. This figure includes repair costs, insurance deductibles for phones with a warranty and full-cost replacements for iPhones that are broken beyond repair. The company looked at how owners were destroying their iPhones and found that most people damaged their phone when it dropped from their hand. The second most common accident is a plunge into a toilet, sink, hot tub or other body of water. Read the full story at TUAW.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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