Well the wife finally destroyed her iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aliensporebomb, May 5, 2012.

  1. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    Well it was bound to happen.

    I've seen her flip her iphone clear out of her hands, fly across the room and land face first on the hardwood floor and everything was perfect. I've seen it fall face first off the bedside table and by rights it should have shattered. I've seen it fall out of her hands in the mall and land on a linoleum floor. This slippery behavior should have destroyed the iphone but it never did. But I knew that kind of treatment would eventually end in the photo above. That happened last night.

    She is now the proud owner of a 32gig white iPhone 4S and she's lording over the fact that she has Siri, the better camera and movie mode among other things but honestly I'm not upgrading until the next phone comes out.

    She says it's faster than her old iPhone 4 32 gig, it very likely is.

    Anyone else know anyone who is super drop-prone with their iphone?
  2. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

    Leet Apple

    Nov 10, 2009
    My cousin recently broke the front screen of her temporary iPhone for in visit...within 3 days
  3. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    So she's careless with an iPhone 4, drops and breaks it, and you buy her a new 4S.

    Makes sense.

  4. aphexacid macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    My fiance is pretty bad with her iphone.

    I hand down my iphones to her everytime the new ones come out and i get it. I keep them in immaculate condition so its like new.

    The 4 i gave her was a launch day unit. Perfect slightly blue tinted screen. not a scratch on it.

    4S came out, i handed it down. I buy her Incase Slider cases for the iphones. She was golden up until about 2 months ago.

    First, our idiot friend whom thinks he's Rico Suave, was motioning something to a woman while we were at a cafe. He spilled my finaces brand new latte, whipped cream and all. Every single hole the iphone has, was filled with coffee.
    I was slurping coffee off of the screen as i ran to the bathroom.

    After a week of me cleaning it with alcohol, and letting it air out, it came back to life!

    1 Week later, her sister spilled a giant cup of water on it. It was a-ok!

    Then a month later, her Uncle (who MUST use his hands to talk at all times), knocks her arm into her pocket in such a way that made the phone literally JUMP out of her pocket. it fell about 3 feet onto a tiled floor, and the screen was shattered.

    I don't understand how this happened. I'm still scratching my head as to why the slider case didn't prevent this from happening? It has a thick rim with the "lay on table" design.

    I'm fairly sure the Universe decided it wanted the phone DEAD. So in a Final Destination type manner, it got what it wanted.....

    Except that i slapped a screen protector on it, and she's still using it! HA-HA!
  5. kiyonepbs macrumors newbie


    Apr 6, 2009
    Nice snap case. I hope her new 4S has a more protective case ;)
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Get her an otterbox if she has butter fingers.
  7. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
    Tell her to check her email and answer the phone more often! :rolleyes:

  8. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    I believe she has 32 app updates there. Go check em out. They could be important.
  9. twigman08 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2012
    From the looks of it she doesn't need a phone, she doesn't even use it with 47 missed calls. lol. Kidding. :p
  10. saberz macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2012
    My wife was very good with he phone except last night. Eating at a Pizza Hut and my 10 month old son took her phone out of her jacket pocket and drops it on the ground. This isn't the problem, the problem is when my wife takes her foot and starts sliding the naked phone accross dirty tile floor and you can hear it grinding. The back of the phone is scarred, scratched, etched, rough. Camera cover is toast!
  11. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    I hear u man. My wife is horrible are taking care of her iPhone. She's been luckier your significant other. She's spilled smoothie over the phone. Dropped it repeated at a concert pm concrete multiple times while drunk. All only with a bumper.

    We have a pool in Florida also. She's on the float chit chatting and texting while in the pool. It's only time the phone gets wet. Actually it got soaked on a bike ride in her small bag while riding. The phone keeps staying alive. She only uses the bumper.

    But I am in the process of getting this case. It's called a lifeproof case. My friend got it last week. It is truly waterproof. It's light weight and not as bulky as ottobox. It's expensive. $80. They sell it at best buy also. I am going to try to pick on up on eBay. My friend got it around $60 on eBay. Expensive but worth it for my wife.

    I use a cheap $5 case myself but I am much careful than my wife.

  12. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Man tell her to answer her phone update hew apps and check her emails. :eek:
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I see many iPhone users with the screen cracked just like the one in the photo. And many go on using it like normal. Don't know how they do it. I get upset at smallest crack or dead pixel on any device.
  14. war eagle macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    Cracked screens only bother people who aren't using the phone. My friend had an iPhone 3GS for like two years and it looked like it had been involved in a couple wars. There wasn't an area on the screen that the glass wasn't cracked and i'd always wonder how he used it, until I dropped my phone and had to wait to get it fixed. After a while you just get used to it.
  15. J3ayy macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Malton, United Kingdom
    This is what my Fiancee's phone looks like :eek:

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  16. conartist4u macrumors regular


    May 4, 2012
    Lima Peru
    A better case in a good idea. Like someone suggested otterbox rules!

    and maybe a lanyard that could be used with it so even if it does drop it wont go no where :)

    and the upgrade was a nice gesture for her. Tell her there is no new phone out yet so hold till the iP5 releases before she goes around dropping this one.

    and insurance could`nt hurt either. :D
  17. Bchagey macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2011
    What's the story with the phone breaking with that case on? How did she do it?
  18. bwrairen macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    How do you have 32 available updates....when the app store is IN THE DOCK?
  19. saintforlife, May 6, 2012
    Last edited: May 6, 2012

    saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    If your wife is so klutzy another glass exterior based iPhone is a bad choice. You should have gone with a polycarbonate unibody phone like the HTC One X or Lumia 900. Anyway get her an Otterbox case for her 4S stat!
  20. war eagle macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    It's called swaggggggggg!

    I've seen someone with 90 something unread text messages in the dock. Funking trucking ridiculous.
  21. aliensporebomb thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    That's our strange friend who insists we spend every waking moment with him on the phone. He's in another state but will call, call, call all the time. He does the same on my phone. We have jobs and other friends and family.....

    The software update issue, yeah, that's a problem.


    Nope. She spent her own money on the replacement. She got her big raise this year from her work so that money went to her new one.

    She smartly got a better case with the new one but I'm sure it will go flying thru the air at some point.
  22. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
  23. obafgkm macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2006
    She isn't drop-prone, she was doing it "accidentally on purpose". She just wanted the 4S.
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Not to hijack this thread, I have a friend who is blind and has the iphone 4S and yet his unread test messages were like 1500 text messages. Of course he does have voice over (accessibility) on so when he gets the text messages he just listens to it, maybe reply by using Siri.
  25. HERO XXL macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010

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