There’s an old adage about most sports car crashes happening within minutes of leaving the automobile showroom for the first time, and apparently the same is true of clumsy (or unfortunate) Apple fans enjoying their first weekend with a brand new Apple Watch on their wrist.
Almost like a badge of honor, social media already shows multiple people who managed to break their Apple Watches before most of us even got our hands on one of the devices.
Maybe don’t get the glass one. Zero idea how this happened. No hard knocks or bangs. pic.twitter.com/Yw2nYoZNEd
— Chris Welch (@chriswelch) April 25, 2015
Unsurprisingly — given both their lighter-weight construction and the fact that there are more of them floating around — most of the damaged pics so far show the Apple Watch Sport. Unlike the higher-end Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition, the Sport features an ion-X glass front instead of a sapphire crystal display.
Some other customers have also noted that the polished stainless steel Apple Watch proves to be a bit of a scratch magnet, although the marks can be eliminated by using the right precautions: namely Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish.
Don’t worry too much, though: This is no “bendgate” scandal in the making.
The sapphire display of the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition is as solid as you’d expect, but even the ion-X glass of the cheaper devices has been shown to be capable of withstanding keys, knives and steel wool without damaging the glass. It’s more waterproof than you’d expect, too.
Just not invincible!