My crazy day at Apple

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NateDMB, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. NateDMB macrumors regular

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    Where to start...

    I bought my 3GS yesterday @ Best Buy mobile, went home and proceeded to play. After a while the phone keyboard started to respond with my finger about half an inch away from the screen. Weird right? So I did a restore and started over. Today it started again. So I make a genius appointment, go in, and of course can't replicate the problem. He sends me on my way and told me that if it happens again to come back... So I'm back in my office and it starts again. Holy crap, there has to be a way to prove this to the genius. In my feeble attempt to think quickly, I have my boss grab her phone (BB Storm - this is the only time I've found it useful lol) and take a video of the keyboard freakout. So I called the Apple store and the Genius manager (super helpful by the way) told me to come in and he'll squeeze me in even though they were booked. I show them the video and they were amazed. They immediately swapped my phone and even had me e-mail the video to the store so they can forward it to engineering. Overall the Apple staff was excellent, and I'm a happy camper...


    Sorry for the long post, but i thought it was interesting.

    edit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D_sXu0dW3s
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  3. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Weird, never heard of that happening. Post it on YouTube.
     
  4. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, please post it on YouTube! It seems really interesting.
     
  5. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    I think some people would have paid extra $$$$ to have that 'Magic iPhone'.
     
  6. Que macrumors 6502

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    yep, sounds crazy.

    craaaaaazzzzyyyyyy.

    when is the movie of your day coming out?
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, definitely want to see the video. K thx bai.
     
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  9. Tonezorz macrumors member

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    I've seen this once before, but on one of those electronic pads you sign when you sign for your credit card, or withdraw money from the bank.


    By the time I had picked up the stylus, and got ready to sign, I had already scribbled all over the screen without ever even touching it. It worked from about a foot away. Was crazy! ;)

    + 1 more vote to see the video of this happening on the iPhone.
     
  10. NateDMB thread starter macrumors regular

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    The video is currently being "processed" by Youtube. Once it's up, I'll post the link.

    I didn't have a youtube account (go figure) so I'm starting from scratch.


    edit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D_sXu0dW3s

    Enjoy!
     
  11. NateDMB thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice!
     
  12. djinn macrumors 68000

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  13. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Whoa, that is insane! Glad to hear you got it replaced easily. I'm curious if anyone else has seen this happen.
     
  14. NateDMB thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha. I was hoping to discover some sort of superpower.
     
  15. joro macrumors 68020

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    Wow, that's quite strange. I would have kept it and sold it for a premium, surely someone would buy it! ;)
     
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  17. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    First time I have seen anything like this! Good thing you were able to take a video of it...
     
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  20. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

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    does somebody have magnets in there fingers
    or blades omg its wolverine
     
  21. sesnir macrumors 6502

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    hrm my 3G did that from time to time, but it wasn't bad enough where I thought it was an actual problem...
     
  22. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    Amazing

    Like something out of Poltergeist. Very cool. That phone definitely looked haunted.
     

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