Originally Posted by masternav
My 1st gen iPhone has been notoriously abused by me. I got a Vaja case for it a few months after i got it just for safety's sake. I routinely demonstrate the hardness of the tempered optical glass to my Blackberry friends - and invite them to join me in swiping car keys back and forth across their screens - hundreds of time (for me) by now I think. Most demur - but one took me up on it (after he had bought his new 3GS
) and he delightedly scored his Blackberry screen with his keys.
I toss mine some distance onto tables and desks with the occasional collision with other objects, drop it, and otherwise behave very badly towards it - and it keeps working. My battery still manages a full day and some before recharge.Since it consolidated my PDA, iPod and cellphone into one device - the price I paid for this resilient kit was well worth it and more. I may, just may, upgrade this summer with the new OS and hardware, depending on the final config of the new model. I never imagined that one device like this could so readily handle my mobility needs so well.
You are luckier than me. I don't cosset my 1st gen iPhone by any means, but I certainly don't test it the way you do. Nevertheless, I am hoping it will survive to June or whenever the next one appears. I had a stuck pixel recently, which had gradually extended itself to a grey line that covers around half the screen. Another two appeared above the first, so I have three pixel-deep lines now. I suspect they'll gradually increase in size until they cover the full width of the screen. They don't bother me that much, given that the next update is likely close, and I obviously qualify for the cheaper option. My fear is that more will appear...
Overall, I think the phone has done fairly well for a complex piece of tech that has lived in my pocket for three years, has been dropped multiple ( I have a five yo and a three yo who love to game on it) times, and has been used in all weathers and temperatures. It sure lasted a lot longer than the crappy Motorola Q it replaced.
Edit: appy-polly-logies for the double post...