iPhone ‘Sploshun

Okay, it didn’t really explode, but ….

This morning, one of my users brought their iPhone 4 into me.  She’s had it 32 days.  “The case doesn’t fit right anymore!” she exclaimed.  “The back is falling off!”

And indeed it was.  The battery had swelled up enough to push the back off for good.  It was very odd.

What was even odder was my trip into the Apple store to swap it for a new one.

I’m in tech stores and tech surroundings a lot, so I’m used to a geeky crowd.  But I swear to Jeebus that the Apple store felt like it was on another planet, populated by aliens.  The vibe was just SO STRANGE.  Whew.  Not bad, mind you, just nothing I’m used to.

Click the little pics for detail if you’re interested.

Lookie!  Dave Zatz saw this!  My hand is famous!

4 thoughts on “iPhone ‘Sploshun

  1. bc says:

    Au contraire, mon petite cabbage. I took it in and handed them the box, the Genius said (and I quote), “It’s not supposed to do that. Looks like it was a defective battery, let’s get you a new phone.” He asked when was the last time it was backed up (I lied and said last night) and he popped the SIM and put it in a new phone. Whole process took about 15 minutes.


  2. I’m doing my best to make it more famous and melt your blog. 🙂 But posts run Friday night – Sunday are often overlooked. Not to mention I didn’t go with a dramatic headline. Too bad there were no flames.


    • bc says:

      Seriously, I’d rather *not* be famous. Too much overhead.
      I’ve never had flames come out of the smartphones. The blackberry batteries have swelled before. UPS batteries swelled. Monitors smoked. Never any flames from anything. Yet. Knock on wood.


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