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Behold: The first smashed iPhone X

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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.

https://twitter.com/EnglishRussia1/status/926391930140884992

Again… buy a case.

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.