This is interesting news. If you thought most iPhones were ruined by accidents in the bathroom, you'd be wrong. Most of them, surprisingly enough, are ruined in the kitchen. Even more surprisingly, the bathroom isn't even second on the list.
CNET published a study of 2,004 iPhone owners that were asked thirty-five questions about their usage. They found that just over half, fifty-one percent, of all phone accidents occur inside the home instead of away from the home. That's not too surprising, as I'm more protective of my phone away from home, and not as much as around the house.
Twenty-one percent of all iPhone accidents have occurred in the kitchen. This makes a lot of sense when you think about it. There are plenty of things to get spilled on them there. I don't leave mine on the counter. I sometimes put it on a stool, but usually leave it just outside the kitchen unless it's in use. My son did ruin a phone in a bowl a cereal and damaged another in the kitchen sink. Eighteen percent of accidents happen in the living room, and sixteen percent in the bathroom. Add me to the list to have ruined an iPhone in the bathroom.
They also looked at the liquids that have ruined iPhones. Simple water is in the lead with forty-three percent. This makes sense, as it can be from a water bottle, the toilet, or even the bathtub (I don't get it either, but I know people who do it). Not surprisingly, soda is in second place, followed by beer, and coffee or tea.
This kind of makes you want to protect that new iPhone 5 a little better, doesn't it?
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