What can happen when you drop a naked iPhone ?

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  1. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    Besides shattering, of course.
    Can the AF function from the camera malfunction ? Can the battery get loose ? What else ?
    Just curios....
     
  2. Krov7 macrumors newbie

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    Nothing as long as you put it in a bowl of rice afterwards
     
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  5. hamiltonDSi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't referring to water damage.
    I'm talkin about what damage can 2 or 3 serious drops on concrete or tile do to the iPhone.
     
  6. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    your mileage may vary.

    i've drop my iphone 4 several times from the waist and knee, and amazingly the screen hasn't shattered (maybe thats got to do with the screen proctector or maybe i'm just lucky), but the stainless steel band bent in many points.
    but other than that all is functioning well.

    but i've used iphone 5 now, and never drop it.
     
  7. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    I will put you over my knee and smack your bottom

    You naughty little boy
     
  8. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a

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    I've wondered this before too.

    Really it depends on the severity of the drop. There could be such a big hit that internals could be loosened. I'd imagine (on the iPhone 5 at least) you could knock that battery loose too (it's held in w/ a bit of adhesive).
     
  9. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Goodness. The list is endless as to what can happen. It depends on how high a fall and on what and at what angle. Were you standing still or moving also plays a part.

    1. Screen shatter, and need of a replacement

    2. Internal damage may happen. Loose components

    3. Camera damage

    4. Case damage that may not be too much of an issue except cosmetic.

    The question is confusing. Anything can happen to it, and that is easy for anyone to understand
     
  10. chabig macrumors 68040

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    1. You could hurt your toe.
    2. You might dent the floor.
    3. You might wake a sleeping person or pet.
    4. Someone might be startled.
    5. With a clock, you can measure the Earth's gravitational constant.
    6. You can identify local vertical.
    7. You can test the doppler effect.

    That's it. I'm spent.
     
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  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Anything can happen to the phone really, ranging from practically nothing (noticeable) to something major like the phone completely breaking into pieces, for example.
     
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Try it and tell us.

    Is this why there are kids on YouTube running into fences because they just curious?
     
  14. itjw macrumors 65816

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    I don't know.

    But my friend dropped his naked Galaxy S4 and it burst into flames, killing and injuring over 14 people. This may or may not have happened.

    Seriously though, my buddy did drop his, and it shattered faster than you could say "cheap plastic backing".

    Moral of the story: DON'T DROP NAKED ELECTRONICS
     
  15. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    What can happen?

    Well, according to chaos theory, dropping your phone could cause a slight change in air pressure. Then this could cause slightly more clouds to form. From here, the clouds begin to move in an eastern direction. Gradually, due to your phone being dropped, they pick up speed, transforming into a giant tornado. Then, this tornado rips through a small village on a tropical island. It wipes out their supply of coconuts, which means that they have no economic power. The inhabitants then all turn into animalistic creatures, fighting for every scrap of food. They then begin to sail to other islands, fighting for every piece of food there. This then spreads, eventually turning the whole world into a frenzy of food-craving animals. No iPhones are left: merely barren landscapes and the odd fight for an apple core (oh, the irony!).

    Way to go. You just de-evolved humanity with a drop of your phone.

    The lesson here is: don't drop your damned iPhone.

    ;) :p
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    As you ca see, almost nobody has taken your question seriously. Why? Well, it's like asking what can happen to a person who gets in a car accident, or three, or ten. Well, that person can have nothing happen to them, or they can break some bones, tear some ligaments, puncture some vital organs, or even die. I mean, it's tough to take your question seriously, right?
     
  17. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    Ya know, they DO have YouTube videos for this?
     
  18. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    This should answer your question:

    http://youtu.be/XNIn0BAUjv4
     
  19. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm it depends from the hight :D you can broke the screen or bend it etc.. :D
     
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  21. hamiltonDSi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is why I like the internet.
     
  22. BMNEUR macrumors member

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    I've dropped mine on the a tile floor over concrete as well as on a sidewalk from about chest/neck level. All I have are 3 little dings on the top right of my phone which isn't really a gripe for me, I've had worse. However, your luck may vary.
     
  23. hamiltonDSi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Neh, iOS 7 makes my phone hot. Literally. :D
     
  24. TheProFTW macrumors regular

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    Depending on how hard, the battery might explode, giving enough radiation for you to become a mix of superman, batman and Spiderman.

    Seriously, if you throw it hard enough, the screen *could* come out, exposing the insides of the phone, and maybe causing some damage
     
  25. BarryL macrumors 6502

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    You call 800-Asurion (or whatever) to get an insurance replacement.
     

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