iPhone release day is typically cause for celebration as millions of Apple fans around the world finally take delivery of their new smartphones. The iPhone X release is a particularly big deal since there is so much pent-up demand for a redesigned iPhone since Apple chose to reuse its iPhone 6 design for three consecutive years — four if you include this year’s iPhone 8. But not everyone is going to have a good day today, and we’re not just talking about the people who try to pick up a new iPhone X today but fail because supply is so limited (PS, here’s what you need to know if you have any hope of finding an iPhone X in stores today). No, some Apple fans will have a bad day today because the iPhone X is the most fragile iPhone to date, and one wrong move can result in catastrophe.

The good news is that if you do happen to accidentally smash your new iPhone X today, you can at least take comfort in knowing that you weren’t the first person to do it.

Apple said during its iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X announcement event that its new iPhones have the strongest glass ever to be used on a smartphone. That’s not true at all, of course, but that’s an entirely different story. What matters is glass is glass, and if you drop an iPhone X that’s not in a case there’s a very good chance it’s going to be smashed when you pick it up.

The iPhone X is insanely expensive to repair, so please get yourself a good case.

We have no idea what YouTube channel FUN 360 is, but it appears to have a video of the first cracked iPhone X to be reported. The video was uploaded yesterday, and the incident took place somewhere in Asia. The title of the video is “iPhone X drop test result….!!!!!” but that appears to be tongue in cheek considering there’s no video of any drop test on the channel. Here’s the brief video:

Yeah, it looks bad. This is the first of many smashed iPhone X models we’ll see in the coming hours, days, weeks, and months. In fact, there are already new cracked iPhone X stories beginning to pop up on social media.


Again… buy a case.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.