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Report outlines ‘iPhone danger zones’

iPhone Accident Analysis

Smartphone designs have varied pretty dramatically over the past few years — with a few notable exceptions, perhaps — but a common thread runs through every notable smartphone on the market: a glass display. One slight slip can result in a smashed screen and smartphone owners often live in fear as a result. Wondering where you should be most careful with your device? Third-party warranty company SquareTrade published a report last year based on customer data outlining the iPhone’s “danger zones,” or the areas in and around the home where accidents are most likely to occur. The kitchen tops the list at 21%, followed by the living room at 18% and the bathroom at 16%. And smashed screens aren’t the only worry, of course — 9% of iPhone owners have dropped their phone in a toilet, according to the firm’s report. An infographic illustrating SquareTrade’s findings follows below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.