Regional Express(NEW YORK) -- Apple fans are looking forward to this Friday when the company releases its all new iPhone 5, but if past iPhone use is any indication, many of those folks will damage their device within 12 months.
A survey conducted by SquareTrade, a technology protection plan provider, finds 30 percent of current iPhone users have damaged their device in the last 12 months.
The survey finds that accidental damage is ten ***** more common than loss or theft, and the youngest iPhone owners are the clumsiest -- half of users under the age of 35 have had an accident with their iPhones.
Eleven percent of respondents say they are currently using an iPhone that is cracked. Six percent say they have taped up a damaged iPhone.
The top five iPhone accident scenarios, according to the study are:
Phone dropped from my hand.
Phone fell into a toilet, sink, hot tub, swimming pool, lake, etc.
Phone dropped from a lap.
Phone knocked off a table.
Phone drenched by some liquid.
The SquareTrade survey involved more than 2,000 iPhone users.
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