On Friday, I was showing off my new iPhone 4, making all of you jealous of my Apple sweetness. I feel I had a right to, being that camped out for six hours to be one of the first to pick it up from the Apple Store.
But then the unthinkable happened. I dropped it! I keep my iPhone in my shirt pocket for accessibility. Friday afternoon, I was outside, I bent over to pick up something from the floor and my iPhone slide out of the pocket, and bounced on the concrete walkway.
When it fell, I didn’t think anything of it. It maybe dropped a foot and a half and I am sure my other phone has dropped a lot worse. But when I picked it up, I noticed the top left corner was chipped off. The glass was chipped! Here is a picture:
Here is another:
I kind of freaked out. Not only was it chipped, the phone didn’t detect the SIM card. So I turned off and on the phone and the SIM card was again detected, but the chip was there.
My wife asked me what was wrong and when I told her and showed her the damage, she gave me a weird look. You know, the look you get when your man-hood is in question. I then decided to man up and try to let it slide. But it was bothering me the whole weekend.
Then someone I know told me, he dropped his phone, the back shattered and Apple is replacing it for him. So I stopped by the Apple Store yesterday, and they said, they will replace it for me for free.
I got a work authorization and the Apple Store will call me when new iPhones come in. When they come in, they will give me a new one and I’ll give them this one. They said they are doing this for people, since the phone is so new.
Of course, didn’t Apple play up how durable the new screens are? I have owned 3 iPhones prior to this one and I never had an issue with the screen before. I am hearing reports of people cracking iPhone 4s all the time now. I wonder if there is a design flaw or something larger.
In any event, I will make sure to have a case in hand by the time I pick up the new iPhone. It won’t leave the store without a case protecting it.