Shattered

I have a major addiction. Really, there is no way to get around it.  It is a constant, nagging at me, almost constantly beeping. It is my iPhone.  We are kindred spirits. I love it.  It is always by my side.  It is the last thing I touch before I go to bed at night.

And then, this happened….

iphone4 Screen Cracked
I could see it in slow motion. I was walking down the hallway. Someone came out around the corner. I looked up, and it fell out of my hand.  I’ve dropped my iPhone before. I have a sturdy case around it. But this time, it was different.  I instantly knew this was bad.  My iPhone hit the flat surface, straight down, on the front (glass) side.  I could hear the vibrations from the glass.  I could see the spider web effect from the cracking.

And then the thinking started. How much was it going to cost? When would I have time to fix it? Why did you not have the phone put away?

But I knew it was bound to happen.  My husband has had a cracked screen on his iPhone before. I knew I was due.  I’ve had iPhones for almost three years with not even a tiny scratch. Luckily, I was able to get an appointment at The Apple Store.  The “Genius” was super-duper nice.  I may have told him that I was slightly freaking out. That this phone was my lifeline. That I was a photographer, and gasp, a blogger.  He just smiled.  I’m sure that he sees crazies like me all the time.

And then it was replaced. For a VERY low cost.

You have no idea how happy I was.  Right before I went into the Apple Store, the screen started shattering more. While I was writing this post, I showed my husband the picture. He responded with, “ohh that was bad, really bad.”

21 comments
Candi Elm
Candi Elm

My son dropped his IPOD and we had to pay 1/2 for a new one. Now my husband who has never used a smart phone and doesn't do email or facebook, got the iphone yesterday. I made him buy the 50 dollar case since he drops his phone or coffee every day. I am secretly jealous that he got the phone. I am waiting to upgrade and also waiting for the Iphone 5. For now its the droid.

kim
kim

OH man, I would DIE. My little 3GS, Snow White (as she is affectionately named) is hanging on for dear life. I did NOT get apple care...and thankfully, despite the amount of times i have dropped her (hard!) she is still okay. But, next round I am definitely apple caring it UP! SO relieved FOR YOU. that picture makes me stressed.

Lizzi S.
Lizzi S.

Oh I feel your pain! The same thing happened to me last month. In slow motion I watched it slip from my hands and land face-down on concrete. I just wanted to cry! But the good guys at Apple hooked me up with a new one, and all is well!

Petra
Petra

I don't have an iPhone (wish I did), but I know that I would have first screamed and then cried! Good to know that it can be fixed easily without costing too much!

Life with Kaishon
Life with Kaishon

I worry about mine breaking all the time! I am glad they could fix it so quickly for you.

danielle
danielle

OMG. So bad. I have never shattered my phone but am TERRIFIED it will happen. My sis shattered the screen of her iphone 4 within a week or two of getting it!

Skinny Jeans Mom
Skinny Jeans Mom

Oh boy....I recently became an iPhone convert (I had one too many run-ins with my old Droid, and, well, we had to part ways), and I'm def addicted to it (not that I wasn't to the droid, but still), and so I am NOT looking forward to the day this should happen to me. Because it will. I'm sure of it. Until then, here's sympathizing with you and thank goodness for those Apple geniuses!

Allyson
Allyson

I don't think I know a single person with an Iphone that has not shattered it. I just figured it is kind of what they are known for. I am happy to hear that you got it replaced for a low cost. Maybe the next Iphone will be shatter proof!

Amy Tippins
Amy Tippins

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Alissa Circle
Alissa Circle

OMG I would completely freak out. I'm hopelessly dependent on my iPhone. I'm so glad you were able to get it fixed with only some minor costs.

liz
liz

OMG, did you start getting the shakes when you laid eyes on your smashed baby?

Stacey
Stacey

So sorry. I really, truly have never seen a person as addicted to their phone. Maybe this was the universe trying to tell you to give your phone some down time. Ha Ha. Glad you got it fixed!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Shhhh.....you know better than this....it is ok, I promise that I love you more than my iPhone......

Angie
Angie

Wow - that sucks, but glad to hear it wasn't too painful to replace. I'm like Rachel that I've stuck with Verizon and not eligible for an upgrade for a couple more months. I'm still debating but thinking an iphone is in my future. I LOVE my ipad so we'll see. And I did add a protection plan to the ipad just because I'm terrified of my toddler destroying it (which I would have NEVER done pre-kid!), but in all honesty it would probably be totally my fault if something did happen ;)

Gracie
Gracie

Ohhh...my worst nightmare! I have been lucky so far (knock on wood) with my 3 iPhones. And I must be overdue due, with it sitting like it does in that silly blingy case! My worst experience with a phone was washing my husbands blackberry! Luckily, it was company-owned and due to be replaced. I'm so glad they were able to fix it for you!

MaryEllen Gibson
MaryEllen Gibson

I did that after having my iPhone 4 for three weeks and the Temecula Apple Store replaced it for free. I love them so much :) . I am now the proud owner of an Otter Box case. I swear by it and my phone is not allowed to leave home with out it.

Michelle
Michelle

MaryEllen Just noticed we are neighbors, well by town anyways. We lived in Temecula (Crowne Hill) before we moved to the ranch. We love Temecula, such a great town.

Megan
Megan

oh geeze... im waiting for hubby to do the same to his... *sigh*

Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation

Oh no! That sucks but so glad your Apple Genius replaced it for you! I have stuck with Verizon FOREVER....they finally got the iPhone..and my freakin' contract is not up until OCTOBER. So now...I wait. In the meantime...my iPad is attached at my hip. So, yeah...I will be that girl at BlogHer carrying her crazy iPad around for pictures...don't laugh.

Megan
Megan

the good news is that the iphone 5 is supposed to be out by then :) so you can have the newest and coolest!!