How many times have u dropped your iphone 5s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appl3FTW, Nov 17, 2013.


How many times have you dropped your 5s?

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    21 vote(s)
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  4. 4

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  5. 4 and more

    11 vote(s)
  6. Never

    52 vote(s)
  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    Doesn't have to be 5s only... But how many times have you dropped it and how high?
  2. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I have a 5c and I have dropped it 4 times already. The first two times I had not case on it. The drops were from pocket level. Nothing broke on it either time. I had a light scratch on the side that was aggravating me to death. I was having trouble with the speakers so I took it to Apple and received another one. This one has been dropped twice, but with a case
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    The 5s: Once, on carpet from about table height. No damage.

    The 5: Three times. One on carpet, no damage. One from the hood of my car onto pavement while taking off in a hurry. This happened. :/ The display still worked, and so did the touch screen in places where there was still glass. But I really like my fingertips and wanted to keep them, so I replaced it under AppleCare+.

    Then sadly, I dropped the replacement about a month before the 5s announcement. That dinged a corner, but no broken glass or anything else. Still working well as a hand-me-down.

    Previous models: Lost count, but maybe I had between 2 to three drops per iPhone model. Usually no damange, or just resulted in a scratch or minor ding.
  4. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    I'm so anal when it comes to my devices I can't stand it lol
  5. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Oh my that sucks, but I'm not gonna lie that picture made me miss iOS 6 even more
  6. AntnyMikal macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2012
    I dropped my naked 4s countless times towards the end of its use, but never had any breaks or dents just some scuff and scrapes. No problems with it, actually seemed to work better after a few drops, speakers got louder and wifi worked better.
    Knocked some sense into it I guess.

    My 5s has not been dropped yet, but it's going to happen soon enough. It's in a case right now though so I'm not too worried.
  7. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

    moldy lunchbox

    Sep 9, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I had dropped my 5 in a toilet (not using it, was washing my face and knocked it off the counter and it went in) from then on I decided to be a lot more careful. No drops on the new phone :cool:
  8. AntnyMikal macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2012
    That's my worst fear, the toilet drop, I read a lot on the phone in bathroom. Almost happened with my 4s but I smacked it away as it was falling and luckily it landed in the bath plush rug
  9. iDuel macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
  10. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    Oh it will happen specially when ur at a bar/club lolol
  11. Knockworstface macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2013
    Never and if I do its in an Otterbox Defender case so hopefully all is good. :D
  12. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    I have my 5S naked (and will continue to). I am usually pretty careful about my devices...I've only had a couple instances in the past where mine have been knocked up against something. 1) when I'm in class, and have the phone in silent but it still vibrates so I put it on my thigh...and it may slip off after a while without me noticing. That has happened once. 2) Have it on my thigh (now that I'm case-less for the 5S I keep it in between my legs though - safer) while driving and then I get out of my car while it's still on my thigh :eek: (happened to old phone with a case, no damage). Besides those kind of situations though I never drop my phone. I keep it in safe places on the desk and wherever else. I also always have some sort of platform I put the phone on so that the back doesn't scrape up just from putting it on hard surfaces like desks and counters and such. The "1" case so far was in class, and the 1) mentioned above.
  13. scott523 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    Saint Charles, MO
    Dropped several times with the Apple black leather case. A few harmless times at home and work on tiles/wood, nothing above the waist. The worst was on asphalt getting out the sedan. The case took a beating at the top rear corners. Had to use nail clippers to snip off some material to clean it up. The case did its job nonetheless.
  14. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    I'm not saying because you know what'll happen right after I do... [​IMG]
  15. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    I dropped my 4S once (on concrete) in the two years I had it, but I had a case on and thankfully there wasn't a single mark.

    I have yet to drop my 5S, but I have a Lifeproof on it, so I'm not worried.
  16. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    Once, kind of. I put the phone into a sealed bag as I was going out in the wet, and wanted to put the phone in the sealed bag in my handbag for extra protection. The bottom of the sealed bag gave way when I removed my palm after putting the phone in and my 5s ended up on the floor. No damage that I know of.
  17. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Dropped my 5 once, when sitting on the sofa. Two feet drop onto a rug, so no damage!

    I did learn the hard way with my 3GS though - never dropped it for 10 months, one small drop and it landed just the right way for the screen to shatter and the LCD and digitiser to break.

    Suffice to say I'm extremely careful nowadays.
  18. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Slipped off chair onto rug 2 feet down with a case on of course. No damage. Accidents do happen and have AppleCare + thank goodness.
  19. Dave Meadows macrumors 68030

    Dave Meadows

    Nov 10, 2010
    Dropped my 5 onto bathroom tiled floor. My heart stopped! Fortunately I had it in a two piece Griffin case. The case came off but did its job and no damage to phone. Now with my 5S I have it in the Apple leather case or at weekends at home in a ikonic edge sleeve.
  20. AceGuy78 macrumors member


    Dec 25, 2011
    None, but the aluminum bezel has some nicks regardless
  21. martinisovo macrumors newbie


    Jun 24, 2012
    Honestly I'm probably gonna get a lot of heat for this but I've probably dropped my 5 about 30+ times. Cases and without cases. Never cracked a screen or broke anything.
  22. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    North Carolina
    I wonder how many "never" voters don't have an iphone 5s...
  23. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Lol how? I've dropped mine a few times on the carpet already including knocking mine against the corner of my desk and dresser a few times in bed and after very thorough analysis it still has absolutely no nicks or marks. Even when I hit it pretty hard against the corner of my dresser no marks. It grazed the dresser, but it was a pretty loud noise
  24. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    i hate myself right now for dropping my phone waste high at the club last night. :(
  25. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Tacoma, WA
    Once from about waist high, on carpet.. I about had a heart attack! :eek:

    I do have a clear Luvvit Case on my iPhone.

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