$1k? jeez. Na mines pretty indestructible, drop it on concrete and it leaves a hole in the pavement. Extremely strong. whether I've been lucky or what, I ain't sure, but mine has never let me down. But then again, none of them have (all the way back to the 3). I just don't understand, if somebody was wanting a smartphone, why they wouldn't go towards an iPhone..
edit: ^didnt see that thread, never venture outta SWD.