Americans have spent nearly $6 billion on iPhone repairs since Apple first launched the phone in 2007, according to a new study.
SquareTrade, which offers device warranties, recently conducted a study surveying more than 2,000 iPhone owners.
The study looked at various factors, including "cost of repairs, replacements and insurance deductibles for cracked, dropped, pummeled, kicked, and water-damaged iPhones."
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From there, the company concluded that since June 2007 until last month, the total cost of repairs has added up to $5.9 billion.
SquareTrade said the top reasons for repairs are:
- People dropping the iPhone while holding it
- The iPhone falling into a toilet, sink, hot tub, swimming pool, lake or some other body of water
- The iPhone falling from people's laps
- People knocking their iPhone off a table
- People spilling liquid on the device
And in the last year alone, SquareTrade concludes that nearly a third of all iPhone owners have damaged their phone.
So if you're picking up an iPhone 5 on Friday, make sure to take good care of it lest you become a stat.
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