It is no secret that when it comes to smartphone theft, iPhones are the smartphone of choice. This is thanks to the fact that iPhones are typically seen as being desirable products (say what you will about specs and the pitfalls of iOS) and can be resold at a higher price. Apple has since introduced features such as Activation Lock which is part of iOS 7 thus making the phone more secure.
That being said, would you rather have a phone that has a higher probability of being stolen, but in exchange is less likely to break or require replacing? Or vice versa? Well according to device insurance firm, ProtectCell, it has been found that while iPhones tend to be stolen more often, they do require less repairing and replacement. (more…)