Update: According to my live traffic feed, busted iphones are hip. My bro posted this to reddit.
Update2: @chrisrodde Just reminded me that this will be my third iPhone – I drowned the last one on a fishing trip with him.
Update3: Just visited AT&T. The conversation went like this:
AT&T guy: Um yeah, so lets see if we can do anything for you here today.
Me: Great! So maybe I can get a discount on a 16G iPhone? [Thinking I can pay less than the $199 replacement cost]
AT&T guy: Um no I don’t think so. You’ve only had the phone for 7 months.
AT&T guy: So that’ll be $299 for the new phone.
Me: Um. WHAT? The phone only costs $199 to buy! On Apple’s site they’re advertising it for $199.
AT&T guy: Well you can go to Apple and try.
Me: What does that mean?
AT&T: Well Apple might sell you an iPhone that’s $199 but if they know it’s a replacement with no upgrade then they’ll probably charge you $299.
Realizing that this guy was just part of the corporate meat grinder and really didn’t know WTF he was talking about I called Apple and they’re going to sell me a replacement handset for $199. Looks like AT&T need to realize that they’re just providing the pipe and don’t have a monopoly on handsets on their network anymore.
Original smashed iPhone post:
In one last selfless act of recursion my smashed iphone has taken a picture of itself taking a picture of itself taking a picture of itself… for your enjoyment:
I’m off to the Apple store to buy a new one this morning. So:
- Get a cover for your iphone because if you drop it so it pancakes screen down on the ground, it’ll smash
- The screen is real glass and smashes like real glass
- It also cuts and splinters into your finger like real glass. I’ve pulled two splinters from my index finger already checking my email.