iPhone 3GS + car tire =

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  1. Savage macrumors 6502

    Savage

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    My girlfriend's father ran over his beloved iPhone today. It fell out of his back pocket when he got in the car. Then he heard it get crushed and got out to see what the noise was. It was the phone, unforutunately.

    It had one of the Otterbox cases on it so if you were wondering if these cases can protect the phone from you running it over with your car, they can't.

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    I thought this might be interesting for some.
     
  2. jasonforisrael macrumors regular

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    lol.


    my buddy actually ran over his 3G with his Volvo, but he was a little luckier than this guy. his screen was still pretty cracked, but readable somehow.
     
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    Should ask a repair place to check it out. Who knows, maybe just the screen is FUBAR.
     
  5. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Take it to Apple and see if they will do out of warranty exchange for $199.
     
  6. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    That looks way too cool how the screen gets cracked like that

    But I think he should get the new iPhone 4 since this one is done for.
     
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  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I'm sure they will. My coworker left his 3GS on his car, started driving down a 50MPH street, heard something fly off. Found it in pretty much two pieces. Phone, then the screen. Replaced it for 199. Hell of a deal.
     
  9. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    Wow hell of a spiderweb you got there... but hopefully a nice new replacement is in order.
     
  10. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    You should take it in and tell them you have no idea what happened. You just woke up and it was like that and you want a warranty replacement. Would love to see the look on their faces.:p
     
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  12. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I genuinely lol'd.
     
  13. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    The extent of the damage is probably due to the slow speed that it was driven over...
     
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    Well, I presume he started at 0mph and accellerated from there, the first few seconds wouldn't have been so fast..
     
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  17. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

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    LOL. 1st post in a while that actually made me laugh. You win 2 internetz.
     

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