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post #201 of 210
Naughty, but funny.
Go stand in the Corner!

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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

LOL!

I just gotta' comment!

You're joking, right! Your opening line has me crying: "If I'm an expert at one thing, it's abusing my equipment."

Kinda' like the macho guy in the TV commercial that brags: "I have a small business!"

Back to your story... maybe if you were more careful about what was between your legs, your wife wouldn't be your ex-wife... and wouldn't feel like throwing things!

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post #202 of 210
I missed something. I watched the Job's movies and all those other Apple flicks on the net. Yet I have never had the impression that one could toss those products around. Glass is glass is glass, oh, did I happen to mention that glass is really glass. I do NOT remember Apple ever saying that it was Armored Glass, nor Safety Glass nor any kind of Invisible Aluminum.

As much as I hate to type it, I think that some folks out there in the world need to take some serious reality checks. Ya ain't supposed to be throwing, chunking, flinging, dribbling, punting, passing, kicking, or teeing off an iDEVICE of any sort. Apple should not have to 'left foot, right foot' people about such things.

And yes, wood floors are unforgiving floors.

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Originally Posted by DWS-2 View Post

Well, they are called "hard"wood floors!

Anyway, I think you have a point about the iPad's durability and Apple's general implication that they're something that you can toss around.

On the other hand, the iPhone 4 uses a different glass than the iPad, so it really doesn't tell us too much about the iPhone.
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post #203 of 210
Glass is still glass! It may take alot to break however under the right conditions it will shatter. So be careful, be confident that the Iphone4 has a better chance of not shattering than most phones and lastly stop worrying.
post #204 of 210
Wow.
I know an ant stands easily and without any apparent damage falling from the height of as many as 90 times size of his body.
I'm just wondering if some third-party solution providers will...

We mean Apple no harm.

People are lovers, basically. -- Engadget livebloggers at the iPad mini event.

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People are lovers, basically. -- Engadget livebloggers at the iPad mini event.

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post #205 of 210
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Originally Posted by alansky View Post

Totally bogus claim. No way in hell would theiPhone's glass screen shatter so catastrophically as a result of such a minor fall. No way in hell.


These are pictures of my mate's iPhone 4 a day after he bought it - he dropped it on a pavement!

It landed on the top right corner (you can see a tiny dent in the steel band)

I was genuinely surprised at how much damage it caused...the back panel was completely shattered

I normally dislike cases on phones but the iPhone 4 definitely requires one!

http://gallery.me.com/gavster#100210
post #206 of 210
All phones need a case. I trashed my 1st gen iPhone with drops and only my Otterbox saved my 3GS although I dropped my original 3GS in the water and had to get a new one.
post #207 of 210
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Originally Posted by womble2k2 View Post

Umm, the unit has no buttons so this suggests it wasn't a fully assembled unit.

It may be therefore possible, that the screen was damaged prior to fitting and was put together to suggest that this has been a real test.

Phil

My thoughts exactly, excellent post.
post #208 of 210
I dropped my new iphone once and the back screen shattered. I dropped it trying to pull it from my pocket about 2.5 feet from the ground and it landed flatly on the back glass with a aplle bumper case on it. $199 is a lot for a repair to a flawed nondurable product. Class action-count me in.
post #209 of 210
While the sleekness of the IPHONE4 make it desirable to be without a case, Many people on this and other threads have recommended a case. I personally have to agree as this is an item most people use dozens of times a day. Eventually any cellphone drops out of your hand as we're moving when we use it etc.
Better to be safe than sorry.
post #210 of 210
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Originally Posted by ivan.rnn01 View Post

Wow.
I know an ant stands easily and without any apparent damage falling from the height of as many as 90 times size of his body.
I'm just wondering if some third-party solution providers will...

LOL. Nature is way ahead of human engineering in many, many areas. For example, leaves convert sunlight energy at a very efficient level compared to our solar panels.
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