My coworker broke my iPhone screen - PICS :-(

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  1. iPhonePhan macrumors regular

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    My coworker, who is on travel and is borrowing the iPhone, accidentally dropped it on the street and the screen cracked. When he showed the pics below, I was in utter shock. It actually hit the bottom corner of the phone, not the top, where it's broken.

    I'm not gonna cry or pout about my iPhone - I'm just going to try and get it replaced

    How this could happen is just beyond me - it literally only dropped 20 inches to the floor. One would think that the iPhones would be more shatter-proof than that.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9337996@N08/741014633/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9337996@N08/741014575/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9337996@N08/741014569/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9337996@N08/741625178/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9337996@N08/741625154/in/photostream

    Fair warning to everyone - invest in a good iPhone protector!
     
  2. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Very sorry to hear that. (your images are broken.)

    do a search for PC World Iphone and you will see that it is much more durable then most believe.
     
  3. iPhonePhan thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry to hear about your iPhone :eek:
    I would probably kill him / her for that.
    I don't think that you will get it replaced by Apple as this is not a manufacture defect.
    So have that coworker go and whip out that credit card and buy you a new one.
     
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  6. iPhonePhan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm going to find out my options tonight at the 5th Ave. Apple Store. *crossing fingers*

    I have read in many places that Apple is willing to place it nice during this first week given the possibility that the hardware may have issues.
     
  7. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I'd send to apple and see how much to fix, OR contact your home insurance or your Credit card, and they *might* be able to fix. :( Tragic!!!
     
  8. skythefly13 macrumors 6502

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    Ouch

    Well the screen is "shatterproof", its only going to crack a bunch if you drop it, and it is thin glass, not steel or something...good luck with the replacement though
     
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    I'd make them replace it...
     
  11. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    I wish you the best of luck iPhonePhan!
     
  12. lilnyc macrumors 6502a

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    That's not only bad but dangerous. I hope that in "borrowing" such an expensive device, your co-worker has the money to reimburse you. Why would anyone need to borrow your iPhone? You're super nice.
     
  13. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for this link. I tried to get this type of coverage a couple of years back, but my A******e agent said it wasn't available. I wonder if he was just incompetent because A******e is a great company in every other respect.
     
  14. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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    Umm, get your coworker to fix it, and get him fired if he doesent? You cant just break somebodys 600 dollar thing and expect them to pay for your carelessness.
     
  15. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    Has your co-worker voluntarily offered to pay for it?
     
  16. rontheancient macrumors regular

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    Judging from the shape and style of the crack, it looks like Verizon is to blame, not your friend.:D

    Good Luck!
     
  17. sunday888 macrumors member

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    Seems like your coworker owes you a new iPhone. No debate.
     
  18. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. I cant believe people are suggesting for him to look at his homeowners insurance policy.
     
  19. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Agreed.
     
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  21. uscmatt macrumors member

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    Hindsight is 20/20 but.... Why would you let someone travel with your iphone??!!
     
  22. Xtoo macrumors member

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    I would exterminate the sucker that drops my iPhone....
     
  23. Damnitshane1 macrumors newbie

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    Wow that sucks. My friend accidentally dropped my iPhone from around three feet on the asphalt in my driveway and all it suffered was a tiny dent on the upper left hand corner!

    Best wishes getting it fixed/replaced...
     
  24. rjg125 macrumors newbie

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    do we know what material is that cover made of? Is it glass? It looks like it is from the images shown here. Anybody knows?
     
  25. luckystephens macrumors member

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    I had a scare last night at Ikea. I turn a corner and my iPhone comes flying out of my old Samsung Blackjack leather holster onto the concrete floor. The iPhone was lying face down and I quickly made my way to it. I cringed as I gently turned it over to find that my screen was still as beautiful as the day I got it. The Vaja i-volution case for the iPhone can't come soon enough.
     

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