However, there is a scenario which many iPhone users are familiar with, and if they are not, certainly something they dread. If you have ever owned an iPhone 4S or an iPhone 4, it is possible that you may have dropped your phone causing the phone to crack or smash. Because the iPhone has glass panels on the front and back, they are susceptible to smashing when dropped on a hard surface. While this does make the phone look attractive, and gives it a feeling of great build quality, the brittleness of the glass is the only downside.
Luckily, there are a number of options to make sure that you do not fall victim to this inconvenience. Obviously, prevention is the best cure. Not dropping your iPhone 4S in the first place is the best way to ensure it does not smash, but of course, nobody does this on purpose. There are numerous iPhone 4S cases available, including many which are made of rubber. These can give you a much better grip than the glass of the handset itself, so the phone is less likely to slip out of your hand. Many of these are stylish additions to your phone which will provide plenty of extra grip without spoiling the aesthetics of the phone. If you do drop your phone when it has a rubber case on it, there will rarely be any damage to the phone, as the force is absorbed by the case rather than the phone itself.
In order to protect the screen itself, you can get special a specially measured plastic film which you lay over the screen. These stick to the glass, protecting the screen without jeopardising the display quality or the responsiveness of the touchscreen. While this option will not completely protect the screen from a full on drop on the ground, it will prevent the screen from getting scratched, and also limit the damage should a crack appear on the screen.
If you own an Apple iPhone 4S or an iPhone 4, I highly recommend that you invest in one or both of the products mentioned in this article. They are widely available from many different stored and online retailers, and for just a few pounds you can protect your precious iPhone should the worst happen.
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