My 6+ took a tumble today

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CJRhoades, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Lafayette, IN
    I set it down for a moment on the hood of my car to get something out of the back. Why I didn't just put it in my pocket I have no idea. I heard a loud *crack* and the panic set in. It's in a Nodus Access case so I was pretty sure the screen was safe but the impact sound was oddly loud. Seems it just hit the edge where the volume jack was. There was a fair amount of small rocks on the parking lot asphalt so it kind of bypassed the case.

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    The force of the impact actually deformed the headphone jack hole and I had to bend it back and shave off some of the plastic inner ring to get headphones to plug into it. The aluminum they use must be pretty soft. Up until now I've never dropped or damaged any phone I've owned but now I'm very paranoid...
  2. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
  3. CJRhoades thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Lafayette, IN
    Yeah, the only damage is what's shown in the picture. I was really surprised when I picked it up and saw that the headphone jack had turned into an oval. Guess I should have taken a before shot.
  4. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    I can't help but ask myself sometimes "why didn't I just.....(insert alternative action)" so many times after I've screwed up something. On the bright side, looks like you got away with just some scuffs, but I definitely agree that the metal is very soft.

    Here is my bro's 6 plus after he dropped it a couple times (well, it was kicked out of his hand once, and fell onto cement from his lap getting out of his Stang, he's still in high school). No case, just Skinomi skin.

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  5. Shikaka macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Dropped my 6+ for the first time yesterday. It put the fear in me since I don't have Applecare+. I have a Tech21 case but I just saw a video of a guy dropping his iPad Mini, and the Tech21 case didn't stop his screen from shattering.
  6. 11bE5 macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2012
    Spokane Wa
    Ughhhhhhhhhh pain lots of pain heart hurting I know they are just phone but this still pains me to see they damage.
  7. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Apple is going to make hand over FIST with repairs this fiscal life of iPhone 6.

    I maybe just me but I honestly think the iPhone 5S is the best looking and most usable of all the iPhones to date. I feel iPhone 6 is a beta due to the size and resolution changes. I'll skip this one unless I win one or it's a gift or free and get next years new model.

    I really hate that the colour options are becoming less prominant. Black becomes space grey to simply darker metal on the 6's, same with gold, to champaigne to some nasty looking tint on the 6's ... nah. Not feeling it at all.
  8. The Robot Cow macrumors 6502

    The Robot Cow

    Sep 12, 2012
    Central California
    I say it's worth buying Applecare/insurance for your phone. Sorry for being off topic but when i was forced to buy a new phone after i lost mine, it sucked. I hate to say that it'll happen but if worse came to worse and if your phone was totally damaged or lost/stolen it's better paying $100-200 vs full retail.
  9. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    Loose this one and AppleCare won't cover it.
  10. blwade macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2014

    I was getting out of my car one evening, attempted to put my phone in a zip up hoodie pocket... but didn't quite get it in all the way (since it is so big!) and it fell out of the pocket.

    I have my 6+ in a incipio dualpro, thankfully... the case now has a couple small scruffs, but the phone is fine!

    I was scared to pick it up after hearing that awful sound!
  11. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    You do realize that next years model (If history is any indication) will be exactly the same (asthetically speaking) as this years. So if you're "not feeling" the 6, chances are you won't be feeling the 6S either.
  12. tritron macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2014
  13. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2011
    Apple's aluminum is SILLY soft. My old 5s had some dings on it from, I kid you not, putting it in my pocket with keys.
  14. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    Exactly because the Apple store employees never actually check the phone out for any inherent damage since physical damage is covered under the "no questions asked anytime over-the-counter-replacement program". :p
  15. temna macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2008
    I was thinking about the Nodus Access Case, now I'm not so sure.. Maybe I need a skin too?
  16. CJRhoades thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Lafayette, IN

    The Nodus really is an excellent case. The issue is that it hit some small rocks that were sitting on the asphalt and that bypassed the protective lip.

    A very thin skin may still fit inside the Nodus. There is a little extra space.
  17. shunting123 macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2014
    I've dropped my 4 many times, and it's still going strong. The 4/4s were extremely well built.

    I wonder if Apple's decision to make things thinner meant them having to sacrifice on resiliency of materials. Conspiracy theorists would say this might have been a deliberate attempt to sell more cases or hasten replacement each year or every two years. Whatever the reason, it's made me nervous about buying the 6/6+.
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    This. Applecare+ does not cover lost/stolen phones. For that you need your carriers insurance.
  19. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2013
    Bummer, I feel your pain. A week in to owning mine and I noticed a scratch (coating?) about 1/4 long near the wifi strength icon. Still bugs me every time it catches light.
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  21. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Indeed, pretty surprised it crushed the headphone jack opening.
  22. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    I think apple need to make clumsy proof metal. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  23. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    I am just glad I got apple care+ on mine. I dropped mine 3 times within 5 minutes the other morning walking to the bathroom like a zombie. it slipped out of my hand twice banging against the sink once before hitting the floor and the 3rd time it fell off my bed. I was like "SMH seriously?!?" thank god my floor is slightly soft so nothing happened. not even a scratch phew
  24. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013

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