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    Default iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    Was working in the woodshop on Monday. I set my phone down near the miter saw. I didn't even see it when I was using the saw. I must have bumped it or something and it got into the blade. It was a stupid mistake on my part and one that I will not be repeating anytime soon. I took it to the apple store just to see what they would do. I had people coming out of the back room wanting to take a peek at the phone that went through the saw. I will be building a frame and mounting it in the shop as a reminder to me to watch my phone when entering. The case (also pictured) didn't help a bit.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    oops
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    iPhones don't survive a blender either... nor does Samsung Galaxy S3...

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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    When it happened, I was thinking about that Will It Blend guy. It also smelled really bad and got hot. We put it on ice so we could take it to the apple store. I didn't want it to catch fire while driving.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    WOW......
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    That's awful and hilarious at the same time! I bet there are some on here who would complain about how it held up in that scenario...too fragile!
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    Actually, I was fairly impressed with how it held up. The majority of it stayed in one piece. I'm not sure if my hand would have been so lucky. When I went to the Apple Store, I knew that I needed to get out my wallet, but was hoping for some sort of a deal since I have purchased 13 Apple products in the past 4 years. However, no such love for me. But it doesn't hurt to ask. I had to pay full price to replace it. But it doesn't hurt to ask. One thing that I can say is that the new phone is not going into the woodshop again.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    So that case was on it when it hit the blade? I'm surprised it doesn't look more shredded...maybe you can talk to Speck about cutting an endorsement deal!
    (Of course, you might not want to show them the photo of the phone.)
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    It does not hold up well to bullets either!

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    Well the good news is that the case wasn't a very expensive one. I think I paid $3 or $4 for it on sale at Target. There are scratches on the back of it and a big gouge where the blade cut the rim. I should clean it up and put it on my new phone as a reminder of my stupidity.
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    Better the phone than your hand!
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    Default iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    iPhone fought the saw and the saw won...
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    WOW. That is....wow. Better the phone than your hand but Ill be honest, it doesn't look anything like I guess i would've expected!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessnkorey View Post
    Actually, I was fairly impressed with how it held up. The majority of it stayed in one piece. I'm not sure if my hand would have been so lucky. When I went to the Apple Store, I knew that I needed to get out my wallet, but was hoping for some sort of a deal since I have purchased 13 Apple products in the past 4 years. However, no such love for me. But it doesn't hurt to ask. I had to pay full price to replace it. But it doesn't hurt to ask. One thing that I can say is that the new phone is not going into the woodshop again.
    You get AC+ on the new one? It's a must!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    iPhones don't survive a blender either... nor does Samsung Galaxy S3...
    I'm really sorry for these 2 phones. Better if it was given to me. lol!
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    Ha... If I was the Apple employee you talked to I would have given you a new one since it was probably a story they never heard.
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    I wasn't expecting a new phone. I would have liked a small discount from the price of a new phone. They said that they can't make a case to discount a replacement phone when the phone that being given to them is in more then three pieces. They mentioned that there were no salvageable parts. I told him (as a joke) that the lighting connector is good.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    What?! The iPhone doesn't survive saws blenders or bullets?! That's it! I need a new phone I want a refund! Damn you apple for not making a phone that can with stand a 50 caliber bullet!
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 VS Miter Saw

    Let me tell ya something I bought my wife one of those Blendtec Blenders you see on the "Will it blend" infomercials and I can attest to the sheer power of this thing. It makes quick work of anything she puts into it, and while they are definitely not cheap blenders either in price or performance she loves hers and it has outlasted every other blender she has owned, with most getting chucked right into the trash for failing to blend simple to tough stuff. Blendtec is worth it, but I won't stick my smartphone or any of value into it.

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