Oh my i(phone)!

March 14, 2008 · 2 comments

The boys and I were out shopping yesterday (yipee, new shoes! yipee, IKEA!). When we got out of Ikea, I checked my phone, as usual, since there is NO signal in that big metal box. I slid my little slider thing on my iPhone and it stopped halfway across.


I tried again. Same thing. I looked more closely and saw a long line leading up from my home button into the screen.


I ripped my screen protector off, hoping against all hope that my optical-trained eyes were not really seeing a crack in glass. I rubbed frantically at the screen.

Cracked. Under the top layer. My beloved iPhone – cracked!!!! I clearly panicked. I showed the boys (because heaven knows, my 2 and 4 year olds would (a) feel my pain and (b) be able to fix it).

Once we got home I looked it up online. I called Apple. Chances were not good that I wasn’t going to have to shell out the big bucks to replace it. I was sad.  When Mike got home I made an appointment and rushed out to the Apple Store to see what could be done.

The friendly Genius took one look and said “Oh, good, it’s just a hairline crack. It’s covered. Let me get you a new one.”

Really? Dude, I love you!

So I walked out, with a brand-new (refurbished) iPhone, some new cases and a game for Matt. And it’s pretty. And since I sync’d it before I left, all I had to do was plug it in to my laptop and ALL my stuff was back on it. Magic! 😀

Oh, and the crack? I totally think that one of the Ikea shelves must have landed on my phone, which was in my purse in the bottom of the cart.

Lesson learned.

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Tabatha March 14, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Do you like your iPhone? They look neat, but like you were describing, I would be so worried it would break, leaving me to buy a brand new one!


flutter March 14, 2008 at 6:07 pm

I have such phone envy


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