iPhone X Have you ever gotten frustrated about something and slammed your iPhone to the ground?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I've dropped my iPhone X here and there but it's always had a case and no problems.

    Today, I got really frustrated about something and slammed it hard on the hardwood ground. Super hard.

    I use the Apple Silicone case. Nothing happened.

    I slammed it camera side down.

    I'm not going to make excuses for it, but I've been having caffeine withdrawals as I'm trying very hard to stop and it's just been messing with me, along with other problems.

    Please don't judge. Thank you.
  2. Waterman316 macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2018
    Motorola sliver vs concrete sidewalk. Definitely not the same result as you. Couldn’t find all the pieces. Younger and dumber me. Even dumber ex girlfriend.
  3. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Man I can imagine. Must have been pretty frustrating.
  5. Sebct macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2010
    London, UK.
    Just once, and that was after reading this thread. Thanks.
  6. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014

    People that do stuff like this usual do not have a fully developed prefrontal cortex (usually fully developed by the age of 25), or they have anger issues, or both.

    It is a stupid thing to do and only causes self inflicted heartache.
  7. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Oh, yeah, definitely. Who among us hasn’t gotten frustrated an—wait… hold on… you what?

    No. No, I haven’t.
  8. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    Not my own phone, but ... At work I once tore the phone cord out of the wall and threw the phone in my office - I had a very high profile position in a multi-billion dollar program that was going very badly and the stress level was off the chart. But shortly after the phone incident I came very close to dying from a super infection and that completely reset my outlook at work and on life in general for the better. Glad it happened. I'm retired now and don't get mad at all about anything, not even terrible traffic. My XS Max is safe (though I use an Otterbox case).
  9. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    Sorry, I can’t relate, I’ve never taken out frustration on material objects.. Ruining your belongings never solves the issue.
  10. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    I’m way too logical and practical to do anything like that. My frustration doesn’t last for too long because I automatically get focussed towards solving the problem than venting it out at material objects.

    Bear in mind, I live alone, so any mess I make, I have to clean up myself.
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    No, why would I ever do such a stupid thing?
  12. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    I'm not a complete idiot, so no I have never thrown any of my iPhones on the ground.
  13. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Thank you for sharing your story. I love hearing good things like this. I’ve also been at a point where I’m trying to change things in my life. Trying to see deeper rather than just superficial stuff. Sending love and compassion your way. If you’re a believer, God Bless
    --- Post Merged, Feb 20, 2019 ---
    You’re right. Just gotta get focused on solving the problem. No need to get so frustrated to a point where you potentially break your own stuff especially iPhones lol.

    How do you live alone? I would get lonely.
  14. Newtons Apple, Feb 20, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019

    Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I also can not relate. I get upset, have 28 employees, but am able to keep control. I am betting that if the average person threw his phone agknst any hard object, it would no longer work.

    Not judging but if it happens often, anger management classes are available.
  15. smirking, Feb 20, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019

    smirking macrumors 68000


    Aug 31, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    The only inanimate object that I've ever tried to harm in a fit of rage was an inkjet printer. Even then I was cognizant enough to hit it at its strongest point and hold back enough to not destroy it. Given how much money it guzzled from clogged ink heads over the next five years, I probably would have been better off launching it off of a 10 story building.

    Don't judge. I wasn't mean enough to put another miserable inkjet moneypit out of its misery.
  16. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Well, if you hadn't felt obliged to come to the confessional box called MacRumours, nobody would have known, and no one would have been in a position to judge.

    You really do bring this on yourself don't you?

    Now, go say 20 Hail Marys and don't do it again!
  17. BigG94 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2012
    There is nothing on the face of this planet or in this or any known solar system that would make me mad enough to slam a fragile electronic gadget that I paid a grand for up front, given that I use an MVNO and don't have any kind of payment plan with a carrier, to the ground. Even though I keep mine in the most rugged case on the planet. (Pelican made out of Kevlar.)
  18. Smartass macrumors 65816

    Dec 18, 2012
    Many times, when apple frustratingly slowed down my iphone with their new update "because of bad battery"
  19. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    When I was younger my Dad got really angry about losing a bet on a football match, so he threw me to the ground.

    Oh wait, you're talking about valuable objects. Nope, can't relate. Sorry.
  20. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    Lol. I’ve lived away from family since I was around 10 years old I think. I’m just too self dependent now to really need anyone else in my life. I don’t even get bored because I’ve got so much to do myself.
  21. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
  22. arms10 macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2016
    The Midwest, USA
    No, but I was involved in a work-related incident where the stress level was rising and my iPhone X was in my hand. Fortunately I told myself “you need to put that phone in pocket now”.
  23. AppleWes macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2013
    I know this might be a troll thread, but seriously- anger management issues.

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