Dropped 8+ Twice...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pcr3304, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    This thing looks like the size of my 2006 Garmin GPS I had in my car...lol
  2. dannyTO macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
    Didn't you know one of the features of the 8+ was that it comes alive while it's unattended? ;)
  3. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    I think so too! GRIP is the reason. (Lot of people complain about "it attracts a lot of lint")..ok, so just wipe it down? IDK.

    I did get a Apple IP7+ Leather case for my 8+...wanted to go with something new, different. But after 10 days of trying to 'break it in' this thing is still way too slippery for my liking. I packed that away and I picked up another Silicone.
  4. phillytim macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I always go Spigen, most usually the Slim Armor cases - my phones have easily survived things such as a corner-drop on a sidewalk.

    Have been curious about the Apple leather cars - would love to grab a Gold 8 Plus and an Apple Saddle Brown leather case. That's probably what I'd try this time around if I decide not to hold out for the XS next near.
  5. naturalstar macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Enough drops and eventually something will happen, like the glass cracking at the very least.

    I would occasionally drop my previous phone. Not all the time, but enough to where my husband would tease me about “my tablet” (the Plus) needing to be held with two hands at all times. I solved this by getting more grippy type cases.

    Anyway, I eventually had some exterior corner dings by the right speaker holes that I didn’t notice right away. I had been experiencing some issues with calls on speaker where people would say they couldn’t hear me, but as soon as I was off speaker, they could hear me fine. Can’t say if the accumulated drops over time caused it, but outside of those accidental drops, I was never rough with my phone.

    Point being, you may be causing damage to your phone and not experience it right away. I’m pretty sure these phones aren’t meant to dropped over and over and over and survive every time. Given the glass exterior, you’ll probably crack that first... and internal damage could present right at that point also. Who knows?

    But you should get a nice shock absorbing case. Or at least AppleCare. Yeah, actually both.
  6. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    It's nearly impossible to damage the internals of these things. Same with even laptops, with the exception of laptops that still use HDD's (the only moving part)...and even then, tough to do.
  7. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    You may need to look into a case ASAP. That aside, in most cases damage will pop up immediately. Not over time.
  8. Seth Matthews macrumors 6502

    Seth Matthews

    Jun 1, 2015
    The Ether
    Fair enough.
  9. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2009
    I used to always avoid cases until the iPhone 6. It was just too slippery, and I dropped it twice in the first few days (luckily onto soft carpets both times). At that point I decided it was time for a case and bought the Apple silicone. That's what I have used ever since - minimal design and pretty decent protection.

    As for having a phone slide off on it's own, my old iPhone 4 did exactly that! The glass back was so "slidey" that it slid off the corian sink in our bathroom. Unbeknownst to me, the sink top was very slightly off level. After a couple of minutes, the phone slid enough (without anybody touching it) to fall several feet onto a hard tile floor. It sounded really loud and awful, but the phone was completely fine.

    The iPhone 8 is the first phone since the 6 that is grippy enough to use without a case, but I will probably keep the silicone case on it. I'm used to it by now, and the added protection is worth it.
  10. Irock619 macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Not a whole lot of moving parts in these phones. Youre probably fine if there was no external damage.
  11. Bigserver1 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    I do feel like the 8+ moves on its own a bit. I’m having a hard time keeping mine on the wireless charging pad I bought. When I’ve woken up the phone has slid off the charger and I’m at like 60% lol. No missed calls, and I have it on DND, so I know it’s not vibrating off.

    I also notice when I put the phone on the arm of my couch, it slides ever so slightly. Can’t tell if it’s just the glass back, or what, it’s odd. Hopefully I’ll find a way to keep it on the wireless charger at night. I do really love this phone though.
  12. seeforyourself macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2014
    I dropped mine twice as well. I think mine has a hairline crack coming from the corner of the screen right between the top of the display (hard to notice).

    Also my iPhone has a TON of scratches on the screen, though the aluminum body is in perfect condition - looks new.

    I had my iPhone SE without a case/screen protector and it had NO scratches.

    This iPhone 8 Plus is SO much more vulnerable to scratches on the display. I will take pics of my screen if I can. It’s so bad....

    I’m going to exchange this phone anyways soon within the 14 days, due to the fact that the ear piece crackles like crazy during calls.
  13. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Its virtually impossible to damage the inside components without damaging externally short of water or EMP or something obvious and unrealistic. Don't worry about.
  14. blairian89 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2016
    Man, I hope that you bought AppleCare+! You can always call Apple Support or visit an Apple Store, explain your situation, and they can run a diagnostics test to see if everything inside of the phone is functioning as it should be.

    If for some reason it is not, they will be able to then move forward with assisting you in repairs or replacement of the device.

    Typically, if everything is functioning like it should be, there is likely no internal damage. These phones are pretty stout and everything internally is glued / mashed together, so there is little chance for internal damage without external damage present. (Water or electrical phenomenas notwithstanding)

    Outside of that, I would say thank you to your guardian angel and purchase a case / screen protector if you're worried about the phone and its safety...otherwise, be more careful with it. You have gotten lucky thus far.

    My brand new 8 slid out of my gym shorts when I sat down the day after launch and landed flat on its back. Cracked the back. That was an expensive experiment and a full replacement, and the phone now resides in a case.
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    And starting with the iPhone 6s, Apple has been using more Adhesive than hardware to hold parts together. So everything is usually tightly knit together.

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