Since 2007, Apple has sold over 100 million smartphones worldwide. In just the past 5 years, customers have spent an estimated $5.9 billion repairing these devices. Throw in the 1 billion or so Android devices and we are talking national GDP-sized repair costs.
If you are ever worried about misplacing your phone or having it stolen, don’t—you are 10 times more likely to break or damage your iPhone. With ever increasing screen sizes and thinner, laminated digitizers, smartphone displays are more prone to scratching, chipping and cracking than ever before. Save yourself the $149-$249 cost of repairing a dropped device by investing less than $30 in a screen protector!
According to SquareTrade, 30% of all smartphone owners experience accidental damage within the first 12 months of owning their devices. For those under 35 years of age (yes, you), that number skyrockets to near 50%. Who hasn’t found themselves performing the infamous smartphone crotch-tuck while driving, and then exiting the vehicle and jettisoning their smartphone straight into the cold, hard pavement. Worse yet, 17% of owners become repeat offenders, which makes sense; at first you baby your device, but as soon as it gets that first love mark, it’s all downhill from there.
Our own data corroborates these findings, with a whopping $200 price drop to the value of an iPhone 5S with a broken display. The same echoes for other popular devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and S4. As a matter of fact, due to their relatively lower popularity, repairs cost even more as parts and dealers are not as readily available.
Save your fingertips from glass shards (11% of iPhone owners continue to use their cracked displays) and your wallet from weight loss with a screen protector. In addition to its guaranteed damage protection, the specially formulated oleophobic coating gives an unmatched smooth, better-than-stock feeling to your gorgeous display while giving you your peace of mind. Stay tuned to our blog for discounted pre-sale information and launch dates of the Movaluate Store!