iPhone + 100 mph + pavement = ?
Apple’s iPhone “Tech Specs” page posts tons of useful information about the iPhone designed to keep users from inadvertently damaging their devices – such as optimal operating temperatures, optimal altitude, humidity, etc. But two glaring omissions on the page are the “optimal velocity” and “optimal amount of tonnage” the iPhone can handle.
“Hey there Doc,
I’m a long time Macenstein reader and instantly thought of sending this to you when it all happened. My friend Dane and I (Phil) work UPS night shift and also live a couple blocks from one another. So after leaving work, he flies ahead on his CBR600. At some point on my venture home, i drove through a flurry of what appeared to be small papers. As i entered my home town, i see my friend on the side of the road yelling at me to turn around. I asked him what was up and he said that he lost his wallet and iphone 3g. It then hit me that the flurry of papers was the massive receipt collection in his wallet. Off we go back to the scene of the crime. We ended up finding his wallet, pieces of what used to be whole debit and credit cards, and …………. the iphone.
It did have an Incase Hard Case on it, but when i found it, it was face down with out its case. I found the case about 10 feet from the iphone also in pieces. The back of the iphone clearly shows it had been run over at least once, i assume the case went to pieces as it fell out of his pocket. So just spent the last couple hours of my morning scouring route 119 in pa, literally picking up the pieces of my friends life.
I think Dane has a case here. Apple clearly was negligent in not outlining the harmful effects of high-impact collisions on the iPhone, and there was really no way Dane could have known. I suspect Apple PR will be sending Dane a new iPhone any day now in hope of making this whole thing “disappear”.