SquareTrade, who sells extended warranties for consumer gadgets and appliances, produced this infographic. Does this help them sell more warranties somehow? Maybe, but if you give them the benefit of the doubt it appears the new Samsung Galaxy S4 is somewhat more prone to being damaged than its predecessor and its chief rival.
The iPhone 5 is another hot seller and it is big news for accessory manufacturers.
This is especially good news for case makers since about 78 percent of iPhone owners buy cases.
Speck smartphone cases are among the most popular and with good reason.
Speck applies the same basic design to its line which includes not just stylish cases, but also one with a folding kickstand and a cardholder. All have a hard plastic structure that surrounds the screen with a minimal, but effective bezel to help prevent facedown scratches - or worse.
Apple may have a "scuffgate" brewing. Numerous owners of Apple's new iPhone 5 report the hard-to-get device arriving already scuffed or scratched.
Apple's new iPhone is reportedly set to join Sprint's smartphone lineup this fall.
The iPhone 5 is expected to go on sale in mid-October and it will be available through at least one more carrier according to the Wall Street Journal.
Sprint is the third largest carrier with 52 million subscribers. Verizon sits at the top with 106 million followed by AT&T with 99 million.
Offering the iPhone is likely to help Sprint retain and perhaps boost its number of subscribers, but the WSJ says it could also aid AT&T's case for acquiring T-Mobile. Sprint is set against the merger.
Meanwhile TechCrunch says it has on good authority that the iPhone 5 will be a world phone capable of using both CDMA and GSM networks. Sprint and Verizon use CDMA technology while AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM technology. There is no mention of LTE which dampens the rumor that the next iPhone will be LTE compatible.
Also, a report from Reuters' claims Apple is working on a lower-cost 8GB iPhone based on the iPhone 4 to appeal to those deterred by the higher price of the iPhone 5.