My screen just cracked today, but surprisingly I don't really care anymore. Will wait

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bobby Corwen, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    So I pretty much dropped my phone and its got spider web cracks now but I honestly don't mind that much.

    I feel like Im just gonna wait it out till the 6 in a couple months.

    Sure I could go ahead and get a new screen for 40$ bucks and install it but I don't even really mind. Normally I would have done that but nah... Its no rush, its still usable and I can take care of my tasks...

    I guess this signifies that I am kind of over the whole notion that the device is something precious or neat and its just a utility finally.

    It took me years to get to this level.
     
  2. Ravenis macrumors member

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    Right on.

    I take it you don't have AC+ on the iPhone. Would be worth replacing it for 79$ then selling it to offset the cost for the new i6
     
  3. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    But he just said he could do it himself for $40 but chooses not to :)
     
  4. Ravenis macrumors member

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    I got that, some people get weird and want 'oem' hardware lol

    Either way, fixing it for 40 is still legit and worth doing so
     
  5. makerleone macrumors regular

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    For iPhone 6 you have to wait for September so till then, get a new screen.
     
  6. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I doubt you'd have this same attitude if you dropped your 6. :D
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  8. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    This would bother me so much if I shattered my iPhone.
     
  9. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    I don't care about scratches and scuffs that much, but I'd DIY the screen replacement if I cracked it. You're in a good place though if you can live with that.
     
  10. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Exactly... like Im not even tripping about it.

    In the past it was devastating...

    Now I can't even be bothered.
     
  11. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    My buddy's sleep/wake button stopped working over the weekend on his 5. He also has the same attitude. Just going to wait for the 6.
     
  12. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    No one will ever know the difference.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Which won't crack anyway because of the sapphire glass :D
     
  14. exizeo macrumors regular

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    There's a free recall/service for that. Tell him to take it into a Apple Store.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not necessarily free given that it's a 5 and might be out of warranty.

    Amex might cover it through extended warranty protection if it was purchased with Amex (or equivalent).
     
  16. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    We went to the Apple store. It would have to be sent out for 7 days and completely erased. They would give him a loaner, but he's not interested in going through the process.


    Right. It's only for certain serial numbered units.
     
  17. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Something will give.
     
  18. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    At this point, it's a great idea to wait. You won't regret it once the 6 comes out.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It doesn't have to be under warranty for this recall, but it does have to fall under the units that are being recalled (which are limited to some particular model numbers, although quite a few still).
     
  20. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Wishful thinking, guaranteed something will break the screen.
     
  21. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Remember when they said the same thing about Gorilla Glass? :D
     
  22. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I actually had this happen within the first month I got my first iPhone 5 and they swapped it out...

    Brb get a pin with glue on it and secrete some in the gap of the button and get it to be "sticky" and boom.... new phone...

    Maybe a 5S if I haggle...

    But even that seems like waayyy too much work...

    GUYS, my screen is cracked but I honestly don't mind much! I think this paradigm shift happened with iOS 7... It was the ultimate thing that inspired me to care about functionality and give up hope of new eye candy... and now I just kinda use it.

    Or maybe the fact the competition has all the nice screens, at this time I can't see this as a premium experience and treasure like I saw it as once upon a time.

    With the iPhone 6 Jumbo I think that will change probably. I will feel once again that I am experiencing the best of the best tech in my hands.
     
  23. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    The ear piece on my iPhone 4 broke the other day. I was accualy happy cuz now my parents can't bother me with their phone calls until December when I get a iPhone 6 :D
     
  24. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Anyone know somewhere that sells sapphire replacement screens for iPhone 5!?

    Then I can sell it as a modded iPhone 5 with future tech!!!
     
  25. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    There are no smartphones with sapphire screens.
     

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