I CRACKED MY IPHONE GLASS !!!!! ahhhhhhh(now with pics)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tommyIphone, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. tommyIphone macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    ok dropped my iphone broke glass and now im EFFFED

    so everything still works touch screen making calls.

    but its cracked on the glass and going up by the top

    i called apple they pretty much told me i was screwed

    an apple store is 2 hours away and they told me they would have to see the damage before they could make an estimate ..

    or i could buy a new iphone for 300$

    so could i sell it on ebay for a decent amount since everything works fine?


  2. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    Where are you going to buy an iPhone for 300?
  3. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    You'd be just as well getting a new one - wait until January and see if an iPhone 32GB or iPhone Nano is released though ;)

    Not got any insurance that could cover it?
  5. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
  6. Indy21 macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2008
  7. jason72780 macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2008
    Orange County, CA
    Mines been cracked for a few weeks now. Totally my fault though. I've been lagging in filing the insurance claim mostly because it works fine and doesn't bother me too much.
  8. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Last thing you want to do is a fine piece of glass to splinter right into your finger..
  9. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    Not a decent amount, but you could sell it, for parts say, and then use the money to buy a new one
  10. jason72780 macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2008
    Orange County, CA
    It's just spiderwebbed. I'm guessing that the glue that holds the glass to the digitizer is keeping it together.
  11. tommyIphone thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    its a 16GB black 3g : ( it was my baby

    yeah my Birthday is Jan 9th ill be 21 and should be getting some money plus i will sell it .

    No way would i get an iphone nano.... i need my jailbroken iphone with alot of space.

    and to the guy that said where are you going to buy and iphone for 300$

    i called apple and they said i could buy one from them for 300 brand new.

    and i called the 800 number and an apple store
  12. slapppy macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2008
    Get SquareTrade

    New owners, get that warranty with Accidental coverage.
  13. tommyIphone thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    their is NO warranty with accidental coverage .. ANY physical damage is NOT covered by the warranty. and i am not a new user.
  14. Robby9279 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    I got a brand new one when that happened to me.
    The genius said something similar. But instead pulled out a brand new ipod touch box and handed me over the touch, and swaped em' out. Some geniuses are really cool :cool:
    To the OP: You can get a good 200-300 bucks out of that on eBay, the unlocked phones generally sell a lot higher than they would if you were to just give it to apple. So your broken phone could possibly get you enough cash to pay for a replacement.
    EDIT: This here is an 8GB used for four days and a cracked screen, currently has 18 bids and is at 265 dollars, so you probably can rack in enough for your replacement.
  15. Shoesy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
    I dropped my first gen and webbed it- toyed with the idea of fixing it but it sounded a bit silly hard.

    Ended up selling it (unlocked) on ebay for more than the cost of the new 3g model...

    Worth a try!
  16. kinkster macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008

    Well that's by no means apple saying your screwed.
  17. deneenco macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2007
    A2, MI
    I recently did the same exact thing.
    Get it repaired. The LCD still works. The front glass/digitizer can be replaced.
    Apple will NOT repair broken glass. They will just try to sell you a new phone.

    I used a company called MissionRepair. http://www.missionrepair.com
    Glass replaced with 3 way overnight shipping and I paid about $160.
    They did excellent work.
  18. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    Actually, there IS a policy that covers accidental damage...

  19. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Yes, that is an insurance policy not a warranty/guarantee.

    The iPhone's 1 year guarantee with Apple does not cover accidental damage, or any sort of damage that is deemed accidental (i.e. water spillage).
  20. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2008
  21. cmrunner83 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2008
    Man, before this thread I have mostly heard stories of how sturdy the iPhone is and of people dropping the iPhone numerous times with no damage done..

    To the people who have cracked their glass: Did you have a good case on? :cool: Just wondering!

    I have never dropped my iPhone, except for a few times when it fell from my lap on the couch to the carpet floor...and I have a hard rubber case on plus the Invisble Shield (so I don't consider that a hard fall). My brother has dropped his numerous times, but has no damage. He has a plastic case..
  22. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    There seems to be "sweet spots" where nothing will happen, and "DAMAGE ZONES!" where sh*t goes terribly wrong.

    I've dropped my phone before sans-case, and nothing happened.

    I guess it also depends on the surface you dropped it on.
  23. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Or you could get one of those screen saver/clear plastic things to go over it.
  24. tommyIphone thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    i think i ran into a problem.

    wont i have to give my phone over to apple in order to buy a new one ?

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