1. idkmybffjill's Avatar
    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?
    02-29-2012 10:44 PM
  2. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Most geniuses are pretty cool. If you're honest, you might just be surprised and get lucky. Maybe say it slipped?! Lol
    02-29-2012 11:25 PM
  3. Tanbam's Avatar
    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.
    02-29-2012 11:53 PM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    I doubt that would cause that but maybe try a restart hold home and power or maybe a restore


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    03-01-2012 02:53 AM
  5. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    I hope she was trying to download an anger management app.
    03-01-2012 05:11 AM
  6. Kehjj04's Avatar
    Wow. I'd throw just about anything before I'd toss my precious iPhone! Take it to an apple store and say you dropped it!
    03-01-2012 05:58 AM
  7. idkmybffjill's Avatar
    By the way, what case was it? It sounds like it did its job well.
    It was a glittery pink Incase slip-on. Needless to say, I was impressed with its protection.
    03-01-2012 08:50 AM
  8. vietalogy's Avatar
    Just go the the genius bar and be honest. My girlfriends phone got ran over and it was out of warranty and they gave her a replacement for free.


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    03-01-2012 09:02 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    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?
    They will see crash logs from the iPhone. But as long as there is no evidence of physical damage on the outside those shouldn't matter. You could just restore it as new and then take it in saying it's having problems. In either case there is a >99% chance they will replace it for you as long as you are in warranty.

    IMO your bigger issue should be keeping your wife from throwing her iPhone at you in the future.
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    03-01-2012 11:09 AM
  10. _heatherly's Avatar
    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.
    03-01-2012 11:44 AM
  11. idkmybffjill's Avatar
    IMO your bigger issue should be keeping your wife from throwing her iPhone at you in the future.
    Yeah I'm looking into getting her medicated.
    03-01-2012 12:48 PM
  12. iVazz's Avatar
    IMO your bigger issue should be keeping your wife from throwing her iPhone at you in the future.

    ^This, lol!




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    03-01-2012 12:48 PM
  13. isdaako's Avatar
    Give her things that won't break when thrown... like kitchen knives.
    03-01-2012 01:49 PM
  14. vietalogy's Avatar
    Give her things that won't break when thrown... like kitchen knives.
    Or pots and pans.


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    03-01-2012 03:47 PM
  15. tlo07's Avatar
    Wow! She should stick to the tried-and-true frying pan method of husband correction instead! LOL! Seriously, if you say she threw it they may tell you to take a hike because it was intentional damage.
    03-01-2012 07:34 PM
  16. Motorbones's Avatar
    Sorry, but I was obligated to file a report with CPS (Communications Protective Services). The county should be knocking on your door at any moment now to remove your iPhones from the house and put them into protective foster care......
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    03-01-2012 08:25 PM
  17. idkmybffjill's Avatar
    Sorry, but I was obligated to file a report with CPS (Communications Protective Services). The county should be knocking on your door at any moment now to remove your iPhones from the house and put them into protective foster care......
    I guess we'll just have to settle with Nokias.
    03-01-2012 09:00 PM
  18. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    Sorry, but I was obligated to file a report with CPS (Communications Protective Services). The county should be knocking on your door at any moment now to remove your iPhones from the house and put them into protective foster care......
    LMFAO...........you are too much. very good !!!!!
    03-02-2012 09:11 AM
  19. FendrGuitPlayr's Avatar
    1. Yes

    2. Maybe

    3. No
    03-02-2012 10:19 AM
  20. 9thWonder's Avatar
    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?
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    03-02-2012 01:00 PM
  21. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Sorry, but I was obligated to file a report with CPS (Communications Protective Services). The county should be knocking on your door at any moment now to remove your iPhones from the house and put them into protective foster care......
    Ctfu!!!! The poor kids!


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    03-03-2012 03:19 AM
  22. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    So... I gots ta know.

    Did she hit her target?
    03-03-2012 08:17 AM
  23. saynt j's Avatar
    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?

    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.
    03-03-2012 02:17 PM
  24. idkmybffjill's Avatar
    So... I gots ta know.

    Did she hit her target?
    Thankfully, no. The wall was not so lucky though.
    03-03-2012 07:57 PM
  25. Tanbam's Avatar
    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.
    Bah. My wife has thrown things at me when I've gotten her REALLY fired up, but it only happened in the first two years of our now twenty-year marriage. Admittedly, I knew I should have stopped turning her knobs so much each time it happened.

    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.
    03-04-2012 02:37 AM
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