Just dropped my iPhone..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nickspohn, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    And yelled the f word so loud. I just took it out of the case it was in too, and i dropped it on a tile surface. I'm very careful with all my tech stuff.

    I pick up my iPhone. Looked around for a bit...

    End result: Not a single scratch or nick on it. Anywhere.

  2. Daiden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Chicago, IL
  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
  4. tttmac macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2007
    woops, just reread

    next time remove the phone from the case when you are over your bed or carpet :cool:
  5. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    What kind of case did you have, what kind of surface did you drop it on and from how high up?
  6. fryingpants macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2007
    iPhone Tether

    I am really enjoying having an iPhone despite some of its minor shortcomings -- many of which will hopefully be fixed in forthcoming software undated. I was just on vacation and I used my iPhone's camera extensively. Its not too bad actually, but I seriously wish Apple to add an optional tether to its next revision -- in the same way that many digital cameras do. The design of the iPhone is smooth and I was constantly fearful of it slipping from my grip and falling into water or off a boat or off a cliff. I don't want to add a bulky third-party accessory to my beautiful, sleek iPhone. I also don't want to drop my $600 ultimate phone/Internet/camera/map device.
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I smell a class action lawsuit against gravity. :p
  8. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
  9. Jeremy Gray macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2007
    I dropped mine on gravel.

    Didn't scratch, somehow. I was trying to take it out of my Belkin case, and it just slipped out of my hands and about four feet onto dirt and rock. I was like, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" and then I picked it up...not a scratch on the screen, bezel, or back, nothing at all. Brilliant.
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    My iPhone fell out of my khakis' pocket yesterday not once but thrice! (I threw the stupid khakis out at the end of the day, it had the worst-designed pockets ever)

    Once on concrete (face-down to boot), then on carpet, and finally on tiles.

    The glass is as perfect as the day I bought it.

    The back and bevel isn't so lucky, though. Oh well, now I'm not going to bother to buy a case for it, since it's already scratched up anyway.
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    I think the defense argument that the "class" doesn't know a thing about gravity is quite valid, and their assertion that they should all be tossed off the top of Empire State Building worth a try.
  12. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    jam jacket, but like i said i just took it out of it.

    4 feet i want to say? it bounced on its back on the tile, and landed screen down on my carpet. how lucky :D
  13. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    I dropped mine today as well but it was on carpet THANK GOD


  14. uscmatt macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2007
  15. brewser macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2006
    I put on the invisishield and now it's got a great grip and I never have to use a case. Cool!
  16. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
  17. niele macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2007

    oh great, now i want a butterfingers and don't have any! :D
  18. millron macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2007
    Portland, Oregon
    I have a tether

    My company manufactures a tether that might be just the ticket. On one end, there's a round adhesive button that you stick to the back of the phone. The other end is a small badge clip like you see on name tags and security badges -- it's kind of similar to an alligator clip but without those teeth. Between the ends is a thin polyurethane coil that works like a bungee cord. It's long enough and loose enough that if you clip it to your belt, you can easily use the phone. It's short enough though that if you drop the phone, it won't hit the floor. I realize my description isn't great but if you're interested in getting one, e-mail me and I'd be happy to send you a photo.
  19. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    Yeah, me too. I think I'll have to pick one up at the store when I go later.

    As far as dropping the phone... Been there, done that. In my case, I was concerned about the chips in the screen, and had Apple fix it. Unfortunately, they didn't do it for free. Fortunately my credit card insurance is going to handle it, if they ever send me the stupid claim forms.

    There seems to be a great variance in the damage that these phones take from falls. Mine had just about every surface scratched, gouged, dented or chipped. The only place that wasn't was the center of the glass, which had a screen protector on it. Unfortunately it didn't cover the whole glass. My new phone has the whole screen protected.

  20. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2002
    Anywhere but here
    dropped mine as well while getting out of my car. it was resting on my lap when i started to get out and the thing fell down to the asphalt. luckily no scratches or other signs of damage thanks to my case mate leather case. a friend of mine remarked the other day that the iphone looks so much nicer without the case and that i should carry it around uncased. glad i did not follow his advice!!!

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