The iPhone X is 'the most breakable and most expensive to repair' ever made

Nick Reilly
Contributor
The new iPhone X is reportedly the most expensive to repair (Picture: REX Features)

It’s been the must have item for Apple fanboys since hitting the shelves last week, but new tests have shown that the new iPhone X is actually the most breakable iPhone yet.

The new device boasts a glass panel, and tests have now shown that it shatters easily after the simplest drop to the floor.

YouTube testers SquareTrade put the device through its paces using robots, which found it to be disappointingly fragile.

The iPhone X shattered following a drop of just six feet (Picture: YouTube)

The device will also burn a hole in your wallet for repairs too, with some bills totalling up to £569.

‘On its first drop, SquareTrade saw the iPhone X shatter, its screen become unresponsive, and its widely touted facial recognition feature fail completely’, the testers explained.

‘SquareTrade’s Master Technician noted that the iPhone X has a thinner, costlier OLED screen that’s more expensive to replace, a smaller logic board, multiple cables, and a split battery that’s more difficult to remove.’

It costs over £500 to repair (Picture: YouTube)

Jason Siciliano, VP global creative director at Square Trade, added: ‘You’d expect there to be a high price to pay for a beautiful phone like the iPhone X. Unfortunately for consumers, in the end it’s likely to be more than the $1,000 they’ve already invested.

‘Despite Apple’s claims that their glass is the most durable ever in a smartphone, the iPhone X is the most breakable iPhone we’ve ever tested. The iPhone X’s fragility, along with Apple’s $549 fee for most repairs, make it the definition a high-risk phone.’

Apple devotees queue in London ahead of the iPhone X’s launch (Picture: REX Features)

Despite costing just £271 to manufacture, the iPhone X sells for £999 – with UK fans queuing outside the Apple Store on Regent Store last week ahead of the first release.