So, my friends big ass knocked my iPhone out of his hand as he walked past. it dropped on the floor, wasnt a big fall, probably a 3ft drop. i dint think anything of it as ive dropped it before. Funny thing was that just before this i took off my case to take a picture (my case's camera hole doesnt fit flush). I just picked it up and put it back in my pocket. I reached home and tried to unlock my phone, it didnt unlock. it wasnt responding to my touch. I rebooted the phone and the enter code thing came up. I could enter my code as it was 6121 which is around the middle. I went into calculator and tested the dead strip. I figured its around an inch and a bit from the bottom of the screen. Then something weird happened. I was trying to tap the screen in frustration and the number 2 got selected. I experimented and found that if i swipe hard horizontally across a certain dead area it reponds but for only a split second. So i can unlock my phone now, but it takes me like a minute to get a swipe. sometimes the slider moves to unlock but doesnt reach the end. Now the big question. Will my warranty cover the repair? I am aware that the apple warranty DOES NOT cover accidental drop/handling damage. Im probably mistaken but i read somwer that the "dead strip" is a common problem and a manufacturing defect?? If i go to the Apple Store and tell them i dropped it they prolly wont repair it. would they? But what if i told them it happened by itself? I dont like being dishonest but i really have to get it fixed. Im still on the plan for this phone for another 17 months or so...and as im sure you know, its costs a bomb.