How many have you broken?

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  1. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering who out there has had more than a few of these fine phones break on you? any crazy stories?
    I used my iPhone 2G as a sorta skateboard on carpet, never even cracked the glass. But I dropped it one day off my bed, shattered the entire screen :confused:
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I lost one but never broken one.
    Knock on wood.
     
  3. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

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    None and I don't get how people do. Well technically I broke one after smashing it against walls throwing it at rocks down aisles at Walmart and other extreme circumstances it took a while but I finally broke it.
     
  5. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    One, but it was on purpose to get a replacement.
     
  6. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    I've never broken an iPhone but I have thrown a old school flip phone into a brick wall before.
     
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    I've broken two Alcatels and a Panasonic, but my iPhone is still chugging along and I don't intent to break it!
     
  8. linkgx1 macrumors 65816

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    Um....you make this sound normal. And none....well maybe my Palm Centro...but I'm not entirely sure yet.
     
  9. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I've microwaved one also.
     
  10. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    On my 2nd iphone
    Wife on her first, a used 3g
    Mom on her first, a used 3
    Daughter on 2nd - was the orignal, now a 4


    None have broken. None.
     
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Ditto. Several times I thought for sure I had shattered the screen or back, closest I came was about a 1/4" long sliver crack in my 3G that I carried for 2 years (cuz my brand new 3GS was stolen/left in a cab).

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    Old times. :D
     
  12. xnickitynickx macrumors regular

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    Absolutely none. I can't afford to be careless.
     
  13. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    I broke one just because I was replacing the casing on it. Figured I'd get a laugh out of it and shatter the glass.
     
  15. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    2 shattered. First was replaced by Apple, second was replaced by AMEX.
     
  16. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Indeed, good times my friend!
     
  17. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What happened during that process??
     
  18. troop231 macrumors 603

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    It produced a pretty light show and awful smell. I would still do it again if I could though :D
     
  19. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    I can proudly say that I have NEVER...EVER... even dropped an iPhone.
     
  20. Applejuiced, Sep 10, 2012
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    Around 12 years ago or so I accidentally dropped my nokia in the frialator:D
    I only had it for a few days and just got the upgrade from Cellular One back then.
    I was pissed.

    [​IMG]

    Not a good move:D

    [​IMG]
     
  21. formerpc macrumors 6502

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    None. My last phone (Samsung omnia.... biggest piece of crap) broke on me... TWICE (got a replacement and within a month had that one die too), but *I've* never broken a phone- apple or otherwise.
     
  22. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Over the years I have developed a set of cardinal rules regarding iPhones. They can be applied to any smartphone... but since myself and a lot of my friends are Apple fans... I call them my iPhone Cardinal Rules. It is very simple. Following them has caused me to never lose or misplace an iPhone. (Or drop one either!)

    Cardinal Rule #1.

    If your iPhone isn't in your hand, it's in your pocket.

    Cardinal Rule #2.

    If your iPhone isn't in your pocket it's in your hand.

    There are only 2 exceptions to Cardinal Rule #2.

    #1 Exception:
    If you are home, your iPhone can be left at your charge/sync area to charge or sync if that is consistently the same place you charge/sync. Don't constantly move your charger around your house.

    #2 Exception:
    If you have a docking station for your iPhone in your vehicle, you may dock it there while driving, but under no circumstances are you to leave your vehicle unless you execute Cardinal Rule #1 or #2.

    I recite these rules to friends who leave their phones on the table while enjoying a meal at the restaurant. By doing this, you are just asking for a drink to spill on your phone or to just forget it when you pay your bill and leave.

    Another one for guys is leaving it on the top of a urinal toilet while going to the bathroom. Why not just stick it in your pocket while you take a pee?
     

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