View Poll Results: Do you let people play with your phone?
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NO WAY! I have sensitive items on my phone!
I have nothing to hide, but I still freak out
TOUCH MY PHONE AND YOU DIE!
I don't care who plays with my phone, this is a non issue for me.
Who do you let touch your phone
As a spin off of another thread on this site, I'm curious to see if anyone else freaks out when someone touches or looks through your phone.
My girlfriend has frequently accused me of potentially hiding something because everytime she touches my phone, I'm right over her shoulder ready to grab it back. I'm just very protective of my phone; thinking "OMG DON'T DROP IT"
I don't know about anyone else, but.. I practically have a seizure when anyone even goes near my phone.
- 07-29-2010, 08:04 AM #2
- 07-29-2010, 09:07 AM #3
- 07-29-2010, 11:29 AM #4
I let my friend Monica use my phone to play either Labryinth or Angry Birds. Her nephew steven (8 years old) also has access to my phone to play Angry Birds. I don't worry about it, but do make sure the kid is close to me so I can see what he's doing. Monica? She's an adult and I don't worry about her handling my phone.
- 07-29-2010, 12:48 PM #5
- 08-02-2010, 10:25 AM #6
- 08-02-2010, 06:33 PM #7
No one really ever uses it other than me, everyone has their own phone these days. Lately the only people who have been asking to play with my iP4 are fellow iPhone users who are still on the fence about upgrading so they want to check it out. I tend to trust them a little more than someone else with a lesser phone trying to check it out. Although I do tend to hover.
- 08-09-2010, 11:12 AM #8
- 08-09-2010, 12:35 PM #9
The issues seem to be damage to the hardware and leakage of the data.
As the oldest of twelve children, I was very protective of my toys. As a young man I concluded that if I was uncomfortable when someone else played with my toy, I probably could not afford it. I remembered discovering that my playmates who were only children were much more generous with their toys than those with siblings.
Like most, I delight in my shiny iPhone. However, I am a grown-up; I can deal with tiny smudges and fingerprints. In the four years that I have been an iPhone user, dozens of small children have played with it, one or two may even have dropped it. Fortunately, it is quite robust. In all the times that it has been dropped, it has never broken. (My great nephew managed to break the glass on my first iPhone but only after it was his own. He puts really ugly cases on his iPhone 4 for fear that he might drop it.) Moreover, I can afford to repair or replace it in the unlikely event that it is ever damaged.
It is true that my iPhone encapsulates sensitive data, applications, privileges, and capabilities. My biggest concern for these is that they might be lost. iTunes and MobileMe protect me against this. While I certainly would not want an adversary to have days or weeks with it, I do not worry about friends or family having hours of access to it.
Blink, it really is a toy, if not "just a toy." One can sympathize with the three out of four who are uncomfortable when someone else plays with their toys. I am sure that their siblings were really destructive.
Last edited by whmurray; 08-09-2010 at 12:56 PM.
- 08-09-2010, 03:37 PM #10
- 08-09-2010, 05:22 PM #11
A little context may help. The appliances were more than 25 years old. I have not paid for an iPhone repair or replacement in four years. Even if I must pay for one at $700-, that is pretty good self insurance. Of course, it is in the same self-insurance pool as all my electronics, appliances, and mechanical on my car. So far, even with the appliances, I am way ahead. I could have bought three each with what I would have paid in warranty fees over 25 years.
I have given away two iPod Touches per month since Christmas. I own a little Apple stock that I bought at $6-. Sold most at $200-.
As I sit here, I am listening to Jim Cramer talk about stocks whose prices are in triple digits. The list includes Amazon, Apple, Berkshire-Hathaway, Chipotle, Google, Netflix, etc. He says, "Divide the price by 10 and buy ten shares."
When I was a lad, I used to buy donuts in a dime store that had a robot donut machine. Above the machine was a sign that featured Simple Simon on his way to the fair. The legend said, "As you wander on through life my boy, whatever be your goal, keep your idea upon the donut and not upon the hole."
The lesson for this thread is that, if fear that your toy might be broken diminishes your enjoyment of it, and you cannot cover the cashflow, then buy the Apple Care Protection Plan, relax, and enjoy.
- 08-12-2010, 04:49 PM #12
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- 08-23-2010, 11:13 PM #21
- 09-09-2010, 12:14 PM #22
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- 09-09-2010, 09:27 PM #24
Im not worried about whats on it, but i do kind of hesitate to let certain people handle my phone...especially if they have a POS beat up metro phone, because it kind of screams "i dont care about phones..." thus, making them more likely to be careless.
My niece was playing with my phone and decided drop it on the floor when her ADD kicked in and the dogs started playing around my brothers house. No damage but that was the last time she played with my phone...
- 09-10-2010, 12:25 PM #25