With so many consumers now using smartphones, insurers are seeing an increase in “gadget” claims. U.K.-based gadget insurer, Protect Your Bubble, says one in five iPhone users have made an insurance claim during the past 12 months. And the company has heard a variety of iPhone insurance claims during that time. Their favorites include “I dropped it from a hot air balloon” and “my dog mistook it for his favourite toy and chewed it to bits.” Other unusual claims include “I lost it while skydiving,” “I dropped it in a blender” and “It fell into the kettle.”

Most common claims include cracked screens, lost or stolen iPhones and iPhones dropped in the toilet or bath.

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