My 5S drop test...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by UCBruins, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. UCBruins macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    With less than 24 hours of owning my 64GB Space Gray, I decided to see how my naked iPhone would do when dropped from chest high on to the tile floor of my house. I'm happy to report the phone handled the drop very well and only received a nasty ding and scuff on one corner. So for those of you itching to make sure the 5S holds up to a drop, I've gone ahead and blazed that trail for you.
  2. Dextux macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012
  3. krazykleo macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2013
    Everywhere and nowhere
    1 of many reasons I can conclude are: He's got a lot of money to spare or he's got big balls.
  4. UCBruins thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Being sarcastic. That's how I'm dealing with this tragedy.
  5. cogrady84 macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    I decided to see how my face would do when smashed off the pavement.

    I'm happy to report I recieved a nasty ding and scuff to one corner of my skull, and am now spending 3 weeks in intensive care.

    So for those of you itching to make sure your skull holds up to a faceplant, I've gone ahead and blazed that trail for you.
  6. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Poor guy :(

    I always hate to get that first scratch or ding. From then on I know it's not perfect like it was before :cries:

    You had me confused before this post though since I was thinking "why the hell would someone pay an extra $200 for the 64GB (instead of the 16GB) if they are just going to break it with a drop test?
  7. Lammercy macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    My brother got me one of the new leather red cases for the 5/5s so I'm using it on my phone til I receive my space gray 5s. Sorry to hear about your dinged up new phone.
  9. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2012
  10. 997.2 macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2013
  11. KaijuRed macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
  12. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    I think it wasn't on purpose.
  13. MRSucks macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2013
    I lol'd so big props to the OP. I hope somebody filmed it so he will get some views at least. Now I will not be surprised if one of these days, we'll get threads like "My right ball worked but my left did not. Touch ID is a POS" ... "Hey, guys, gold iPhone is not pure gold. It is worthless!"
  14. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    BS, video or it never happend.
  15. KaijuRed macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    I'll admit it's hard to tell what type of message people try to say on the internet, but if you think about it... why would anyone waste a 64GB iPhone for a drop test?

    The TC was telling a story of his misfortune.

  16. Macinva macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2007
    Man that has to make ya sick. Sorry to hear about the tragedy :(:mad::D
  17. Cutecynic macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2013
  18. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010

    I'm guessing you didn't buy AppleCare+. Anyway, for $39 get the leather iPhone 5s case. It's next to impossible to get the phone out of the case, anyway (it took me about 10 minutes to figure it out), so don't think about it any further as you won't be able to see the damage.

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