A teardown of the just-released iPhone 5 showed a massive improvement in its repairability, especially when it came to how easily the iPhone 5 glass is removed compared to the iPhone 4S.
If the results from this durability test are accurate across the board, you may not have to worry about replacing your screen.
Courtesy of iFixYouri, watch the new iPhone get absolutely abused, with somewhat surprising results:
As you saw, the frame gave way a bit from a shoulder-high drop, but that's a pretty catastrophic occurrence. Even that didn't shatter the glass. To achieve a shatter, our tester had to throw it down with force from over his head.
Of course, I wouldn't be too rough with it. Sh*t happens:
This is the saddest thing I've ever seen. twitter.com/samir/status/2…
— Samir Mezrahi (@samir) September 21, 2012