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."
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