So my wife threw her iPhone at me...
A few weeks back, my wife threw her iPhone 4S at me in a fit of rage. Her case shattered, but amazingly the phone looked fine. Well since then, we've been noticing a lot of glitches. Sometimes the call screen won't go away after a call ends. Facebook shows alert badges but won't show what they're for. And tonight, when trying to download some apps it said it "couldn't connect to iTunes". So I have three questions:
1) Could these be symptoms of an unseen, internal injury resulting from the phone's short yet disastrous flight?
2) If so, would the geniuses be able to tell what happened through a software diagnosis? (accelerometer memory or something?)
3) If so, would a full restore wipe any such evidence?
- 03-01-2012, 12:25 AM #2
- 03-01-2012, 12:53 AM #3iMore Intermediate
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Sometimes my phone does that, too. The Facebook one is kind of a pain, since I can't get rid of the badge.
I wouldn't think that it's poor treatment would cause these problems. If there was anything physically wrong with the phone, the problems would likely be much more severe, like random reboots, or the GPS not working.
Restarting the phone might help, as would restoring it.
I don't think that Apple is acting on these things, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if it turned out that impacts were logged and uploaded somewhere. The hardware definately supports this, and the data would have real value if collected from the phones and compiled. They just submitted an application for a patent that kind of does the same thing, but with moisture sensors. The data could certainly fall in the diagnostic data that they ask permission for when you set your phone up.
By the way, what case was it? It sounds like it did its job well.
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IMO your bigger issue should be keeping your wife from throwing her iPhone at you in the future.
- 03-01-2012, 12:44 PM #10iPhone Intermediate
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I dropped my iPhone 3GS several times (cracked the screen a bit too) and after several drops, I couldn't hear people when they'd call, my volume wouldn't work, I couldn't hear notifications even though the volume was on. I assumed it was because of dropping it several times and wiggling something loose. My issues centered around the volume and speakers.
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- 03-03-2012, 03:17 PM #23
1.) She threw the phone at you, so it's her problem now.
2.) She attempted domestic assault, so it's her problem now.
3.) She broke her little gossip machine, so it's her problem now.
I'm saying this because if the OP had started "So my husband threw his iphone at me last night", the thread following would be littered with man bashing... Domestic violence goes both ways, and because she became the physical aggressor.... let her figure out how to fix it.
And there have already been some other helpful posts here to further enable her explosive behavior.
- 03-04-2012, 03:37 AM #25iMore Intermediate
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Nobody here except the OP knows exactly what happened, and the OP doesn't seem very concerned. Lots of jokes are going around. Nobody needs to call the cops. Let's be adults here, and realize that sometimes things get heated between married couples and don't need to be labeled "domestic assault" every time something gets broken.
I'm not trivializing abuse, because I realize how serious it can be, but I've seen this get completely overblown with a close friend. His wife was on the phone with her mother while she was arguing with him, so her mom called the police. Nobody got hurt - the argument didn't even get phyical, her mom didn't like the way he was banging on the door - but the cops hauled him away to spend the night in jail. They ended up spending thousands of dollars on fines and classes, and the original argument was based on money trouble to begin with. The incident also prevented him from entering the career that he was going to start after graduating in a couple of months. They still haven't completely recovered financially from that night.
I kinda agree about the "her problem" part, though.