Gallery: Study Finds Broken iPhones Have Cost the US $5.9 Billion

 

The iPhone is undoubtedly a beautiful piece of industrial design – but poll the masses on what happens when you drop one and you’ll see thousands of shattered screens. While a shattered phone may be a frustrating (and costly) experience on the personal level, the big picture is much worse – a study released by San Francisco-based consumer electronics protection plan provider SquareTrade has revealed that the broken iPhone industry has cost Americans $5.9 billion since 2007.

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