Just chipped my iPhone 4 :(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PhazonUK, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    Just managed to drop my iP4 down the back of a radiator whilst trying to untangle the USB cable and it came off, hit the radiator, and slid across my wood flooring screen down :(. Really annoying as I've been being super careful with it since it cost me £500 -_-
    HOWEVER! The only damage was a small dent/chip in the plastic at the edge of the glass on the back. This is actually the second time I've dropped it in the past few days, the first time it slid off my bed and onto my floor but no damage then.
    Quite impressed by how tough it is actually, just gutted that I've managed to damage it after being so careful :(

    Stupid thing is...there is a bumper sat on my shelf above me....which I at first paid for :D
  2. chembox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2010
  3. PhazonUK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    Had to take the photo using my iPhone and a mirror because the 2 cameras we have are out of the house.
    Anyway, kinda blurry but you can see it on the right side of the photo.

  4. PrincessMelody macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2010
    Charleston, SC
    Sorry that happened!! :( At least it didn't shatter!
  5. ajax43 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    North America
    I understand why some people don't want to use a case or screen protector,but every time I read a post like this it reaffirms my ocd about my phone protection. I will NEVER not use a case and a screen shield.But that's just me....:)
  6. Hemmo macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2010
  7. duction macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    U to the K
    Yea scuffed the rim of mine too, got it insured?
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Really? Every time I hear about stuff like this it reaffirms my choice not to use one. I've dropped mine 4 or 5 times from my windowsill to my hardwood with no damage. The phone is durable and I'm never going to sell it, so I don't see a problem with using how I want to.
  9. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Not bad at all. You can replace it for $100 at another time. It would bug me if it was on the front.
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. I find the iPhone 4 to be very slippery. So I always use a case or a bumper.
  11. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    They won't accept dollars at UK apple stores

    I managed to throw mine at an internal brick wall, just a little scuffing in a couple of places which seem to have more or less buffed out by sliding into and out of leather case. Many other phones I've had have had far greater damage from less forceful impacts
  12. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Yup, same here.

    I am not really the type to cover my phones with cases, but the iPhone 4 is one of those exceptions. I don't mind the case I have for it though. It actually feels better in the hand and looks pretty good. The back glass is also covered so I don't have to always clean that side. The added bulk from the case now gives a better snug fit into my belt/holster case which was used for a thicker Nokia phone. Considering the iPhone 4 is too slippery and lacks the chrome bezel to protect the sharp edges, a case is definitely needed for it for corner protection and grip.
  13. kopite19 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2010
    Today was the 11th 2-3ft drop my naked iphone 4 has had...and still no actual damage or chips to it. Whereas my friend dropped hers from the same desk as mine at work and her volume button flew off. Guess it's how and where it falls..
  14. ajax43 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    North America
    Hmmm...not saying that I can't use it the way I want if I protect it. You choose to go naked, I don't. Seems to me we are both using our iphones the way we want. I just want to keep mine in good condition if I happen to accidentally drop it. We can't ALL drop our devices multiple times and keep them pristine. This thread is a case in point. OP mentioned they dropped their phone twice. You (apparently being supremely clumsy) have dropped your "4 or 5 times." No damage. Good for you. Proud of you. I may drop mine 5 times and do no damage. Perhaps on the 6th drop something will chip, crack, or shatter. Or not, depending on how protected it is. Please note this is purely jest. All in good fun!
  15. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
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    At least you didn't crack the screen. Sounds like this can easily be covered up with a case or the bumper that you have.
  16. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
  17. megsalias macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Mobile, AL
    I dropped mine from less than two feet above the ground on asphalt and it landed face down. I'm lucky it didn't shatter, but I have a little chip of glass missing in all four corners.
  18. mrpuffy macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2010
    Not that bad, my friend dropped his in the second week (clumsy) on to a pebble smashed the screen, now its a expensive mirror [​IMG]
  19. Ethere macrumors member


    Oct 13, 2009
    Central PA
    I love the look of the phone without a case, but I definitely chose to at least keep the bumper on my phone. Luckily, a month has gone by, and I haven't dropped it yet. I plan on keeping mine in the bumper case until I do sell it so I have enough to get the iPhone 5 when it comes out.
  20. slicecom macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Just don't take the bumper off or you'll see all the scratches it's created on the antenna. Naked iPhone FTW!
  21. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    That's what I do. My iPhone lives in its bumper case and no issues so far.
  22. iphonefouruser macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2010
    I am thinking I may just put mine back in the box and use the girlfriends lg chocolate until the iphone 6 comes out. I figured I would skip the 5 altogether. Do people really love the thought of new (unreleased) phones so much that they dont use their current 'new' models normally with a view to selling them to buy the next version.

    I sometimes think apple could sell a brick and people would still pay top dollar for them. Actually, bearing in mind that a power plug and lead from the UK apple store costs 25 quid, I hate to think how much an actual apple brick would cost
  23. SL4VE macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    Poundland are doing apple charging cables at the moment :)
  24. Benito macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    That sucks, gladly it wasn't any worse. I'd either live with it and get a case so I didn't have to look at it, or get the back glass replaced.
  25. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    dear moderators

    we seriously need an OCD/cosmetics subforum


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