1. RobertP1's Avatar
    About a month ago I was enjoying a winters walk on the beach at low tide with my wife and dogs. Getting home a few hours later, I realized that I did not have my phone and when I used "Find my Phone" it showed on the beach... about 300 yards off shore since the tide came in and took it to its cold watery grave.

    I was so mad that I lost my $800 phone that I vowed not to replace it. I was going to suffer with whatever cheap phone I had in my desk drawer. I found an old Kyocera clunker and began my punishment.

    I got used to it a little, it was slower than my 7 plus, the screen wasn't as nice and the camera was a joke, but I screwed up and had to pay the price.. I didn't know how long my punishment would last, but felt good punishing myself for losing my phone.

    Finally after about a month of Smartphone Hell .. I cracked, I paid the piper, bought a new 7+ 256 gb (my old one was a 128gb).. and I am back in the game. The reason for the story is if you ever want to appreciate your IPhone, just get rid of it for a few weeks and see how much you miss it and rely on it. It is truly a important part of my daily life.
    03-25-2017 07:37 AM
  2. wilber1's Avatar
    Good Story Robert Hang on Tight
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    03-25-2017 07:50 AM
  3. MizWylie's Avatar
    Sadly, iPhones don't have an amphibious rating.

    I would have cracked within days. You stayed strong, man!
    03-25-2017 09:04 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Lessons learned. I never set my phone down anywhere I go. I'd lose it in a heartbeat if I did. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    03-25-2017 09:41 AM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I would have gotten a new phone immediately ha ha. Though I would have known right away if it went to the water as it probably would have had to leave my hands to do so I'm on my phone too much.
    RobertP1 and Not Quite Right like this.
    03-25-2017 11:04 AM
  6. RobertP1's Avatar
    I would have gotten a new phone immediately ha ha. Though I would have known right away if it went to the water as it probably would have had to leave my hands to do so I'm on my phone too much.
    It fell out of my pocket.. bonehead move by me
    03-25-2017 12:38 PM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    Wow, what a story. Your endurance for holding out for a month is impressive though!
    RobertP1 likes this.
    03-25-2017 08:23 PM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    Thanks for the story @RobertP1. I'm not sure how long i would last without my daily driver and having to use and old phone. I normally keep my phone for around 3 years so that would be a terribly long wait haha. The longest I've ever waited for a new phone to be delivered is 5 months. Which wasn't so bad since i was still using my current phone (at the time) and was working fine.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    03-26-2017 02:18 AM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Good story. I kinda know how you felt. I went to the store one day and left my iPhone home by mistake....it was the longest fifteen minutes of my life...LOL
    03-26-2017 02:21 AM
  10. Delirious D's Avatar
    isnt it water resistant though? hmmm makes you wonder if you followed the gps would it still be working lol
    03-26-2017 04:51 AM
  11. RobertP1's Avatar
    Good story. I kinda know how you felt. I went to the store one day and left my iPhone home by mistake....it was the longest fifteen minutes of my life...LOL
    I have turned around and went home many times because I left my "lifeline" behind
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    03-26-2017 07:18 AM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I would have gotten a new phone immediately
    It's only happened once, but I was down at the Apple Store within hours of my iPhone taking a dip into the washing machine. It already had water under the screen by the time I fished it out, and literally watched it short itself out while I stood there helplessly. Not a good day ...
    Delirious D and libra89 like this.
    03-26-2017 09:05 AM
  13. RobertP1's Avatar
    I gave in and gave in HARD... I saw the RED iPhone 7+ and lost it. I just had to get it and I freaking love it. It is a beautiful phone and so happy to have my life back on track
    Rob Phillips and libra89 like this.
    04-01-2017 09:26 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I gave in and gave in HARD... I saw the RED iPhone 7+ and lost it. I just had to get it and I freaking love it. It is a beautiful phone and so happy to have my life back on track
    Congratulations on your new Red Apple iPhone. Enjoy
    04-01-2017 10:07 AM

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