- 02-11-2011, 05:51 PM #26
today I had my phone on my lap in my computer chair then the house phone was ringing so I turned around to reach for it and I stood up, forgetting my iPhone was on my lap and it took a dive face first to introduce itself to my hardwood floors, I interrupted this little playdate by picking it up off the ground. I was pleasantly surprised that there was no damage what so ever!
- 02-11-2011, 06:56 PM #27
- 02-12-2011, 09:33 AM #28
I dropped mine the second day i got it....
It was in a case
I was on a call in a mall, a guy pushed my and it phone tumbled in the air it reached my hand but slipped screen down
I was terrified :'(
But my case saved the phone i am very careful with it..
- 02-12-2011, 10:12 AM #29iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
My 3G has been dropped on all surfaces from wood floors to carpets and finally the other day, a concrete floor . It looked fine, but the last drop did it in. First it said no sim card installed, so I removed it and put it back...that worked, but then I noticed one corner of the screen was a bit higher than the bezel. I snapped it back...Uh oh. No more touch. Home button worked, it would sync, but that's all. So after a restore, I gave up and finally bought an iPhone 4.
Of course I'm happy... and to continue my happiness, I also bought the Sherman tank of cases...The Otter box Defender. Oh yeah
- 02-12-2011, 10:54 AM #30
- 02-12-2011, 11:20 AM #31
- 02-12-2011, 04:44 PM #32
I always talk and wear the headhones so the few times I've dropped it it's been slowed before the drop by the tension. The first phone I had fell once from about 6" out of my hand onto carpeted floor. There wasn't a scratch on it but I hated the fact that it dropped. I got my Otterbox Defender case two days later. I had to give that phone back for SIM issues, this one has droped three times but in the case so ofcourse nothing happend.
- 02-12-2011, 05:00 PM #33
- 02-14-2011, 12:18 AM #34
- 02-14-2011, 11:52 AM #35
- 02-14-2011, 04:45 PM #36
I just dropped my iP 4 from about 4+ Ft straight onto concrete. Naturally it landed on the front of the phone. I had the bumper and a terrible anti-glare screen protector on it at the time. I was scared to pick it up! I picked it up though and to my amazement not a single scratch or crack anywhere. The only issue was a little divit was taken out of the screen protector which I was planning to take off anyways. I guess it's a good thing I hadn't taken it off when I planned to haha.
- 02-14-2011, 05:15 PM #37iPhone Newbie
- 48 Posts
Beat up taped together 2G still kickin!
A year and a half ago I traded my 2 year old, near new condition Blackberry, for an unlocked 2G iPhone on T-Mobile. I'm contract free.....and happy as can be!! The 2G has so many dents on it, that it must have been dropped numerous times. The back looks like it sat in a box of rocks, it has so many scratches. The screen is also full of scratches, but they aren't too noticeable when it's on, and it has one pea size blank spot. The smaller black plastic part of the back cover is cracked and held on by clear packing tape. I've dropped it a half dozen or so times, mostly on the carpet, but once or twice getting out of the car it hit the ground. The screen is not cracked and everything still works....it's a survivor!! I'm waiting to activate a 3G as soon as they come out with an unlock for the 4.2.1 without using the iPad band.
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- 02-14-2011, 06:52 PM #38
Wife lost hers a few weeks ago. We looked everywhere with no luck. We retraced her steps and figured it may have fell out of her pocket while shoveling the snow off the deck about a week before. Rented a metal detector and located it in about 2 minutes under 2 feet of snow off the back deck. Dried it in rice overnight and it fired right up!
- 02-14-2011, 08:23 PM #39iMore Intermediate
- 176 Posts
A month after the first gen. iPhone came out I flipped my truck and I spend about 4 hours trying to find my phone, ripped apart the truck with a sawzall dash and everything...then I took a shovel out to where I flipped my truck and searched. Kept calling the phone and it was ringing so I know it hadn't been turned off or anything, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I seriously think a cop or a guy from the towing company jacked it. Had to pay full price for a new iPhone $400 back in the day...sucked real bad.
3 months later a buddy of mine flipped his truck and we went to the junkyard with a sawzall tore apart the truck and found his lodged in the dash....luck him haha
Now I'm on iPhone number 5 (2 1st gen, 1 3G, and 2 3GS')
was out with some friends last night and witnessed somebody dropping there iP4 right next to me. it was like the universe completely stopped during the 1-2 seconds of this happening. it was about 4' up and they had an otterbox.. not one scratch!
after it happened i thought about getting one for myself.... NAHHHH!!
- 03-05-2011, 11:15 AM #41
I dropped my 3G and 3GS all the time, (no major damage), but only dropped my iPhone 4 twice. Both times without a case. Once in Sam's Club checking out a dockable stereo. Pulled it off the dock, and flew out of my hands onto the concrete floor. No damage at all. The second fall was onto the corner of my brick fireplace. Screen has a tiny ding, but nothing major. Both times it felt like I was in a movie... everything was in slow motion. LOL. Since then I put an Otterbox Defender on my phone. Ironically, I haven't dropped it since.
- 03-05-2011, 04:02 PM #42
- 03-05-2011, 06:46 PM #43iMore Intermediate
- 311 Posts
I was in a hurry the other day heading to a Dr's. I arrived and got out of my car and my iPhone4 slipped out of my hand into a snow drift. It was naked ( and I felt that way for a few seconds I might add ) and I was able to get it out of the snow asap. Then the dreaded prompt telling me of excess moisture in my phone. I finally got it dried out and put it in a bowl of rice for a few hours. It is working great.
- 03-05-2011, 08:28 PM #44
- 03-06-2011, 12:50 AM #46
I had my 3GS for almost 2 years now and just a month or so ago I dropped it from maybe 3 or 4 feet while trying to take it out of my back pocket. It has a incipio rubber case ( the ones that also come with a hard plastic back but didn't have it on at the fall ).
So it slipped out my hand while getting it out of my back pocket , with head phone still attached. I thought the headphones would sort of reduce the velocity since it yanked on my ears as it approached the ground.
Nope. I heard a cringe sound and i knew it cracked. When I looked between my legs I saw that the bottom half of the screen was shattered. I actually didn't fall very fast either way and it fell more so on the left side.
I've dropped my phone from a moving bike on the sidewalk and from at least 7 feet in the air onto hard wood ... both incidents without cases on it and it didn't crack. A soft tumble and there it went. took only a few seconds. Makes me rethink how much cases really protect against falls.
- 03-06-2011, 09:27 AM #47iMore Newbie
- 32 Posts
I roll naked and suffer from "leave iPhone on my lap while driving and get out and listen to it drop on asphalt syndrome"...Screen has not cracked yet.
With my 3g, I left it on top of my tool box in the bed of my truck and accidentally drove off. I happened to talking on it with my jawbone at the time when suddenly I lost connection as it slid off and fell on the street. As I looked for the iPhone on my lap I realized where I had left it. Picture a guy looking for his iPhone in the middle of a street with traffic.
- 03-06-2011, 12:21 PM #48
- 03-06-2011, 01:56 PM #49
I always have a case. I drop my phones fairly regularly, they are 'working phones' afterall. One didn't even notice I dropped my 3G one rainy Halloween night. Thought it was lost forever. A neighbor asked around and returned it to my sister in law. It came back wet with what looked like tire marks on the case. Would turn on and off but blank display. Took it to apple store (sans case). They listened to my story about it being outside overnight in the rain, checked the water tell-tale marks, and replaced it for me. Nice.
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- 03-06-2011, 03:20 PM #50