Have you dropped/almost dropped yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 46Chromeboy, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. 46Chromeboy macrumors newbie

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    Just interested in some of the results of what to expect as I had a "close call" today. Mine fell off the armrest of my recliner as I plopped down too hard. Luckily it hit my sandals that were on the floor and didn't get any damage.
    I had a Blackberry Bold before this and I think it was like 3 months in before I fumbled that one.
    BTW, those iPhone drop videos are so ridiculously unscientific that I really don't rely on them for what to expect.
     
  2. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    Dropped about 15% of my calls today....which (believe it or not) is actually much better than my previous 3GS which dropped 20-25% of all calls.

    Houston + Texas Medical Center + AT&T = one huge salty wet theoretical thumb on the antenna of all iphones
     
  3. 46Chromeboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds good. But I was talking about physically dropping the phone :D
     
  4. fru macrumors member

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  5. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    Haven't even been close yet. I've had all the previous iPhone's and only dropped one, so not too worried about this one.

    I've even let a few people at a bar I frequent mess with it, some being complete strangers.
     
  6. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    It slipped out of my shorts at the gym as I was laying down to do an exercise. About a foot drop on carpet so I wasn't too worried. Probably gonna leave it in the car from now on, or lock my stuff in one of the lockers.
     
  7. sfditty macrumors regular

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    Mine's fallen/dropped 3 times so far, in a little over 24 hours. No scratches yet that I'm aware of, but I haven't been looking for them under a spotlight and magnifying glass. These are 3 "real world" drops though, which are not always a 3 foot straight drop down onto concrete. FYI I've had all 4 iPhones, and never had a major or serious scratch on the viewable part of the screen.
     
  8. mattroman246 macrumors 6502

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    Tossed it from about 4 feet on to a wood floor, no damage
     
  9. No ice please macrumors 6502

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    Gosh, If I had an iPhone 4 I would have duck taped it to my hand for the first month.

    But I've never even dropped my 3G.
     
  10. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    I dropped one in an apple store about a foot :eek:. It was fine, just as I expected.
     
  11. awestruck macrumors regular

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    It slipped out of my shorts when I got out of the car into gravel the first day I had it. No noticeable damage; I'd have to tell you where it is to be able to see.
     
  12. Swagfndr macrumors newbie

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    Mine has fallen off the arm of the chair onto sandals twice.
    But my real reason for this post is that I walked into the kitchen to show my wife her "new" 3Gs that she gets to use until the white ones come out. I had a 3Gs in on hand and the iP4 in the other, turn the corner and the 3Gs flew out of my hand. It hit the floor and the screen shattered!!! I felt so bad, i had to go out the next day and get it fixed. Luckily for me I found one of those places that can replace the screen for $70, much better than having to buy a $200 replacement from the Apple store.
     
  13. tsmithgolf2000 macrumors regular

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    I dropped mine when I was unboxing it. I was pulling the top half of the iphone box apart from the bottom half and the contents were like suctioned out when I did that and the phone dropped about 4 fee to a thin carpet on a concrete floor at work. No damage, been working like a champ.
     
  14. phrint macrumors 6502

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    Dropped it twice in my car and it hit the cup holder area pretty hard. Not a scratch.
     
  15. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    I have never dropped my ipod touch 2g, iphone 3g, iphone 3gs, or iphone 4 - ever.
     
  16. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Wow, right out of the box. That couldn't have been a good feeling.
     
  17. jones.brian25 macrumors member

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    slipped right out of my hand and i am not clumsy by any stretch. luckly it landed on carpet and was fine.
     
  18. skycat561 macrumors newbie

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    your gonna cringe at this one...my friend picked his up at the store...and a hour later it ended up at the bottom of a pool :eek: .... he said is was on a table , it rang, he picked it up, then he bumped his arm on a chair, it hit the ground and bounced into the pool....
     
  19. Nyse macrumors member

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    And here it is:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qbWjaW25mQ&feature=youtube_gdata
    :D
     
  20. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    wow. that sucks.

    No drops yet on the iPhone 4 *knock on wood* The moment I took it out of the box and held it in my hands, I've made sure to gorilla grip it whenever I'm using it.
     
  21. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Every time I almost drop something like this it is because brand new and I don't want it to leave my hands.

    I end up opening doors and carrying stuff with it in my hand instead of my pocket because I don't want to let go of it.
     
  22. nontechie99 macrumors member

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    It fell off the middle shelf of my bedside table - about a foot and a half onto a wood floor. On the back, there is either a deep scratch or a crack emanating from one of the grooves. It may have been there when I got it - I'll never know.
     
  23. Wailord macrumors 6502

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    It fell about two feet onto the carpet. As it was in air, I was like FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF, as I was too busy raging to remember it was falling onto carpet with a Bumper on. Obviously, it's fine.
     
  24. Luminyx macrumors member

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    The closest I came to was when I was holding my iPhone and a new case for it in the same hand. I dropped the case and the iPhone was still pretty firm in my hand.

    And there was another time earlier today where I was holding my phone and a bug flew in front of my face. I spazzed and got scared, which is dangerous for my phone.
     
  25. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    This is my 4th iPhone and have never dropped any of them. Although, I have tossed them on my bed after getting home from work. I showed my iPhone 4 to 2 people at work today and they both pretended like they were about to drop them. NOT. FUNNY. :mad:
     

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