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iPhone 4 insurance claims have "rocketed" following iPhone 5 launch

Cracked iPhone 4
Zen Terrelonge

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Devices / iPhone / November 14th 2012 at 10:00AM

Ranks as the UK's most commonly broken handset.

MobileInsurance.co.uk recently offered insight to the wildest insurance claims it's received, with the top spot going to a farmer who lodged his iPhone in his cow's anus.

The website now reveals that the iPhone 4 is the most commonly broken handset in the UK, though it's important to note that claims have soared since Apple unveiled the iPhone 5. Dropping the phone outdoors was the most used reason for breakage claims.

John Lamerton, co-founder of MobileInsurance.co.uk, said: "Cosmetic damage to iPhones is commonplace and most of the problems we see here are with cracked screens and water damage.

"Interestingly, the number of claims from iPhone 4 users has rocketed since the launch of the iPhone 5 - It would appear that once the thinner, lighter model with a bigger screen started appearing, owners of the previous version weren't quite as careful with their handsets anymore."

The full list of top ten most broken devices include:

1.      iPhone 4
2.      BlackBerry Torch 9800
3.      iPhone 4S
4.      iPhone 3GS
5.      Samsung Galaxy S II
6.      BlackBerry Bold 9900
7.      Nokia Lumia 800
8.      HTC One X
9.      HTC Desire X
10.  Sony Xperia S

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