Make sure your iPhone is in your pocket before you get out of your car.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by afireintonto, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

    afireintonto

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    **** happens i guess.

    i was going naked.
    thank god it's the back.
    getting it replaced this afternoon:]
     
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Yikes :eek: But like you said, it was only the back (easily replaced)

    Still going naked with your iPhone?
     
  3. afireintonto thread starter macrumors 6502a

    afireintonto

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    probably gonna start using my case....
    it's so tempting to go naked with this phone though!
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Happened to me the other day but lucky enough it fell off my pocket and slipped between the door and under the drivers seat and not on the concrete:)
     
  5. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    I've done that with my old 3G before.

    The bumper on my iPhone 4 has saved it several times...
     
  6. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    As my office at work has 5 axles and weighs 80K (lbs), I learned early on that bad things can happen when you get out with a phone (or expensive C.B. Radio) in your hands.

    There's nothing quite like watching your hard earned money take a skip across the gravel.

    My advice: Be sure to have your gadgets securely squared away BEFORE exit. :)

    And if you can stand it, use a case. (Incipio NGP or OtterBox for me)
     
  7. speedyfv macrumors member

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    ive gotten out of the car and dropped my blackberry countless times without a problem. looks like ill have to be extra careful as one drop can be the end.
     
  8. Al3x87 macrumors member

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    Always use a condom... oops.. I wanted to say case:))
     
  9. dontworry macrumors 6502

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    This is how I broke my 3G screen. I go naked with ip4 except at work where I use a rubber case. Lucky yours is the back!
     
  10. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure your phone is not made of glass before dropping it on cement.
     
  11. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    A great idea by Captaaaaain Hindsight
     
  12. SydneyJunkie macrumors regular

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    It was difficult having sex with this case over my penis...oops I wanted to say condom :))
     
  13. michalko.j macrumors member

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    Good thing it's only a $29 fix for the back panel.
     
  14. afireintonto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So the apple store didn't have the back glass in stock:(
    So I have to live with the cracks until Thursday when I can make it back to the mall.
     
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  16. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    So is Apple just going to replace the back glass for you while you wait in the store? How much are they going to charge you?
     
  17. RobinHo0d macrumors member

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    I'll never go naked 'cause I have a little......:eek::(:) iPhone 4 :D
     
  18. Jinkst macrumors regular

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    Has happened to me twice now where I was juggling things getting out of the car and dropped my 4. Fortunately just a few tiny chips to the band around the sleep button. After the second time I used a case for a few days but naked is just so good.
     
  19. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    its $29, or £25 if you are in the UK.
     
  20. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Wait what?! A Genius will actually replace the back panel for you for only $29? That's AWESOME. Perfect excuse to go commando with my phone. I always though they charged you $199, this is awesome.
     
  21. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    yea, until you smash the front screen! lol.

    not many people know about this as apple dont advertise it. I contacted my local apple store and the guy on the phone wasnt sure so asked his manager and they do it for £25 over here in the UK.
     
  22. calvy macrumors 65816

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    If you think a bumper is saving you from this situation you are sadly mistaken.

    I did the exact same thing. Well, I took the phone out of my pocket as I got in the car. And because the stupid bumper was grabbing at the inside of my pocket, it slipped out of my hand and hit the garage floor. Shattered the back. This was within a week of delivery of my iPHone 4, way before this new 29 dollar replacement policy. I luckily talked the guys at the apple store into exchanging my phone for free.
     
  23. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Eghhh, that ruins it.
     
  24. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    wow I had no idea, thanks for the warning Captain Obvious

    but sucks about the phone
     
  25. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    you are lucky is just the back, it's easily replaceable and cheap, I'm told is around $29 to replace it @ genius bar...
     

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