My iPhone tried to kill me

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nahmeanz, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Nahmeanz macrumors regular

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    I carry my iPhone in my pocket naked. When reaching into my pocket to get it out, the headphone jack is so sharp that it sliced a pretty good chunk off of my middle finger.
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I haven't held one yet, I didn't know it was that sharp. Hope it heals fast!
     
  3. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    How can a small chunk of your middle finger being cut off result in your death?
     
  4. juanster macrumors 68020

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    hmm seems liek appple does this on purpose,, i sliced my thumb with my macbooks palm "rest" area sharp edge....
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I thought the headphone jack was recessed? Is it the metal casing surrounding it that has some flash on it or hasn't been filleted enough?
     
  6. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    I don't see or feel that the headphone jack is sharp:confused:
     
  7. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure you are just not a hemophiliac??
     
  8. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    sure it was the heroin needle in your pocket?

    I kid.

    but after inspecting my iPhone I really don't understand how you could have hurt yourself with it.
     
  10. someguy macrumors 68020

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    If you're naked, how can the iPhone be in your pocket? :confused:


    ;)
     
  11. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    My iPhone headphone jack isn't sharp, I don't see how it could cut part of your finger off.
     
  12. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Wow....I can't even begin to understand how this would happen..
     
  13. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    actually if you run your finger over the jack and down towards the back of the phone the rear edge of the hole is somewhat sharp.


    I can see how the OP could have caught his finger on it.
     
  14. Nahmeanz thread starter macrumors regular

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    the backside of the headphone jack on my phone is rather sharp. i can probably sharpen a pencil with it
     
  15. PupnTaco macrumors regular

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    I carry mine head-down, screen facing in so when I take it out to answer a call, it's in the proper orientation. And I still have all my fingers...
     
  16. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  17. iSaint macrumors 603

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    That's my question. I would think other things might be at risk if you're naked.
     
  18. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Lets see some pictures?


    I want to see how bad it is!
     
  19. cmkx0001 macrumors newbie

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    it's really not that sharp, i tried to cut myself with it. didn't work.
     
  20. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    I don't believe this for a second. My iPhone headphone jack isn't sharp enough to cut cheese, much less a finger.
     
  21. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I believe the OP. Just minutes ago, opening my MBP as I sat on the deck in shorts with it on my lap, the lid caught the fleshy part* of my inner thigh as I opened it and gave me quite a pinch.

    I think Apple is out to maim its customers. I blame Ive. Sure, the designs are pretty. They're also deadly, and I wish more people would mention this.

    * which, nowadays, is any part of my body.
     
  22. Peace macrumors P6

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    I've been carrying my iPhone around in my pocket almost every day since day one and it's never done that to me.

    If it really concerns the OP I'll gladly take it.:)
     
  23. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Here's an idea:

    Flip the iPhone where the headphone port is facing the bottom of your pocket. ;)
     
  24. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Mine's not.

    May want to have that checked.
     
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