This is what can happen if you let your 1.4 year old play with your iPhone, in a desperate attempt to get some winter clothing shopping done. (My kid needed stay-on mittens bad.) I enjoyed silence and piece of mind for about 90 seconds, and after that my iPhone (which did not have a protective case on — another major parenting mistake) hit the tiled floor and made a noise that said it all.
It was going to cost $35 to replace the back glass in a small shop in Downtown Manhattan, but it “only” took $25 because the guy was not able to put of the tiny screws back in and did not have any in stock. He assured me that the second screw did not matter, my phone would not fall apart, and I would not be able to notice the difference.
And fair enough, my iPhone has held together. I put on a thick protective case on it (even if my friend Chris wouldn’t approve). My toddler still plays with my iPhone occasionally, but I keep a much closer watch when he does.