Has anyone dropped or hit the iPhone 3Gs against something?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ejuanpiman, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. ejuanpiman macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Hey guys, so I bumped my iPhone 3Gs against my night table this morning as I woke up, nothing big I believe it was just against the bezel since I have not been able to locate a scratch or a ding under the light. Ever since I feel as if the iPhone is not the same, I know this sounds wierd and all of you will probably tell me to get help lol. Just wanted to know if any of you are experiencing the same, group support ppl! BTW this phone ROCKS!
  2. Zadiek macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2007
    Raymore, MO
    No, I know what you mean. Don't all Mac Rumors members have OCD?
    I know I do.:cool:
  3. entity macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2008
    Detroit, MI
    Not my 3G S, but about a week after getting my 3G it fell off my lap getting out of the car. Luckily, it was in an Incase slider so there was no actual damage to the phone.

    The only other time there was a scary fall was when I got my 2G replaced by Apple with a refurb. The same night it AGAIN fell off my lap while getting out of the car and slid down the driveway through the snow. I was able to dry it off ASAP and it was fine since it had the Incase slider and screen protector.

    Note to self: Do not put 3G S on lap while driving.
  4. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    I ALWAYS used to do that and forget it was there, slide out of the truck and watch it fall in horror :eek: ( I had a case too) but still I remind my self to put it where I can see it before I get out.
  5. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

    Jul 7, 2008
    That's a psychological disorder called iAmscareditsbroken Syndrome.

    80% of all Mac Rumours users have it, welcome to the club.

    Your phone is fine, I've dropped both my iPhones multiple times while drunk (on many surfaces...hardwood, carpet, concrete) and both are fine without any dings. (The original iPhone has a better build quality than the 3Gs though)

    I had to get my 3G replaced once though because it rubbed up against my girlfriend's Versace sunglasses and got black scuff marks all over it (they must have pressed up together pretty hard) but Apple took care of it for me. And by the way it ruined her sunglasses too (white on black) and apparently the were uhh expensive or something and she got pretty mad at me. I said "Uhm, your the one who put your sunglasses in my bag." FAILURE.
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I always put my 1st Gen under my left leg with speaker facing out. That way when I go out of the car it stays there instead of falling.
  7. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    Try with a microscope you might find something. LOL
  8. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Why do people keep referring to the 3G S as the "3Gs?"
    It's incredibly confusing, because it simply looks like the plural of 3G.
  9. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
  10. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Haven't you heard? It's not the "3G S" anymore. Apple says they wanna call it the "3GS" now. :rolleyes:

    My car is perfect in that it has a nice little handle (without the hole) on the door that my phone rests in perfectlyso I've never experienced the horror with my 3G or 3GS. But when I was driving cross-country in a moving truck my phone slipped off my lap twice doing pretty extensive damage to my 1st gen casing...
  11. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk
    I do this all too often thinking the coefficient of friction between the phone and the pant leg are high enough to keep the phone virtually Velcroed in place regardless of driving habit. Never has it been that stable though and a dozen times the phone has wound up on the floor under my feet. :eek: With the advent of Turn-by-Turn GPS apps I'd love a decent windshield mount....
  12. jjm3 macrumors member


    Nov 8, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    I dropped my caseless 3GS tonight, from about a foot high onto a hard wood floor, but no marks and no problems... Glad I got it over with, really! I dropped my caseless 3G several times from higher heights and at faster-than-9.8 m s² speeds, and it never got marked or acted funny either, so yay.
  13. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    I had my phone plugged into my computer and I put my foot down and pulled my 3GS straight to the ground. Luckily it was carpet so no damage.
  14. carrako macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    ...guy not girl :) . Got brand new 3GS today from apple... $199 of course haha
  15. sootie macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    I dropped mines two times off of the bed onto a hardwood floor...no visible marks:cool:....but weird i do hear a something rattle when i shake it...i believe it was before the drops...does anyone else hear a small rattle when they shake the phone?:confused:
  16. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Well, according to this form that means you can cancel your AT&T account. :p
  17. ejuanpiman thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Glad to hear your all doing fine, I think I'm starting to be able to live with it lol. I love this phone, and it came at good timing too, my mbp is out for repair at apple care and thank god for the iPhone I don't have to stand up to check on my iMac for recent developments.
  18. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    I dropped my 3GS this afternoon from my pocket onto a tile floor. Luckily, I had the iFrogz case on it and it landed flat on the front, so no damage was done.

  19. DarKeneD macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Dropped mine on a tile floor too out of my chest pocket when I bent down to put on my shoes. Made a slight mark one of the bezel corners, it's tiny but I notice it :mad:.
  20. JayDH macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Dropped mine onto my hardwood floor from a couple feet. No real damage just a tiny mark on the bezel. I didn't notice the rattle until after but I suspect it was always there.

    I totally know what you mean about feeling different afterwards. Damn OCD. Mine has the yellow tint issue so I wasn't very content with it in the first place.

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