2010 Statistics and iPhone insurance

by PYB James | Dec 01, 2010

If you have an iPhone but you don’t think iPhone insurance is necessarily for you, take a look at the statistics below and they might make you think again.

You may be surprised to know that:

  • around 14% of iPhone 4 owners report accidentally damaging their iPhone* (this is a higher percentage than previous iPhone generations);
  • approximately 100,000 mobile phones are stolen each year for the purposes of recycling** (admittedly, they are not all iPhones but then again, the total theft figures may be much higher as this figure only covers those stolen and shipped overseas).

Now as with all statistics about iPhones, it’s possible to read these and say, “so what” or “what is this telling me?” Well, clearly the key message is that iPhones are not immune to damage and theft and these issues occur more often that you think. Assuming that they only happen to someone else may be relying rather too heavily on your luck holding.

That may be particularly important as we move towards the New Year and the depths of winter.  Not only are we out and about a lot more than usual but slips and falls (or dropping your iPhone) may all be a little more common at this time of year than normal. You may have to live with the financial consequences of that unless you have iPhone insurance to help.

If you are thinking about an iphone cover quote, don’t forget that your other electronic gadgets may be just as vulnerable including that iPad or camera etc.

Whatever else the technical magazines and websites may say about iPhones, it’s unlikely that you’ll find too many that describe these great gadgets as being ‘cheap’. So, if you lose yours or it’s destroyed, it may be something of a financial catastrophe for you. That’s why playing Father Christmas and treating yourself to iPhone insurance, might be a smart move.

 

Source

* http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2010/07/23/uk-government-cracks-down-on-recycling-of-stolen-mobiles/

** http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2010/07/23/uk-government-cracks-down-on-recycling-of-stolen-mobiles/

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