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The latest policy and claims data from mobile phone insurance provider, loveit coverit, has revealed that 42.2% of iPhone users cite accidental damage in their insurance claims compared to just 21.2% of those who favour Samsung models.

The same data from the five-star Defaqto-rated company, which looks at a 1,000 claim sample during Q1 2016, also showed that iPhone users are 71.7% more likely to claim for theft than those with Samsung devices, at 7.9% compared to 4.6%.

The findings come just as Apple launches its latest iPhone model, the iPhone 7, at its annual event in San Francisco. Those who have previously claimed for liquid damage will be interested to learn that the new iPhone 7 is water-resistant. With an IP67 certification, it isn’t waterproof, however Apple claims that, theoretically, the phone should be able to withstand being submerged in up to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes. The other most notable change is a switch to wireless earphones...

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