Over the years I found out that Otterbox protects really well in harsh environments (kids, sports) while for daily use I stick to Apple silicone case. For me, they prevent dropping the phone since they are so sticky. There is a difference in the quality between silicone cases and Apple is by far the most expensive and well worth it to me.
How about just be a smarter consumer and buy almost any kind of case for the phone? I’ve always purchased a case, have managed to drop multiple phones repeatedly and have not cracked a single screen yet.
Bingo! I've never had an iPhone without a case on it, and I've never broken one, despite having dropped each onto various hard surfaces several times.
However, the statistics on breakage do serve a purpose. They sell insurance. Whether you think that's a good thing or not is not something I care to discuss.