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Mind the Gap With Your iPhone

Reader birdsflyinghigh recently posted this story in the Funny Tech Stories group:

Sometimes the odds are against you. I take public transportation (BART), and sometimes my good friend takes the BART with me. We usually chat the entire ride into work. My friend had shut off her iPhone and laid it on her lap but left the headphones in like most do. Finally at our exit, we got up from our seats to get off the train, the doors opened and we both proceeded to exit the train. Unfortunately, my friend had forgotten her headphones were in her ears and the iPhone on her lap. Just as we crossed from the train to platform, we heard a big splash. The gap between the train and platform is probably no more than 6 inches and maybe even less. We both looked down this slender gap and there lie her iPhone in a huge puddle of water. The train sped away onto its next stop as my friend and I stood there in sheer amazement. I mean really, what are the odds? I grabbed the station agent, who found someone who could retrieve the phone. But the phone was completely water logged. It is not that funny but lesson learned, mind the gap!

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Angelica Angelica 7 years
Ha! This is a great story! iPhones and gadgets can be so distracting and a total hazard - to the gadget and yourself!
TrulyLoved TrulyLoved 7 years
always check your pockets. one day when I was working at the apple store, I suddenly had to use the restroom. I asked the floor lead if I could go real quick, of course it was ok. When I got to the restroom, I began to pull my pants down then I heard a splash. I knew instantly what that was. I dropped my 600$ first gen only a couple months old iPhone into the toilet. Good thing is was before I used the restroom. I pulled out the phone to watch it flicker on and off, on and off. I ran it out to the Genius bar and begged them for help. They helped as much as they could but it was dead. Back then there was absolutely under no circumstances could iPhone liquid damage replaceable even if I paid for it. I had to let it dry out for a few days. My trick was using the Mac Pro on the floor (brought it in everyday) let it sit on the graphics card for my full shift. Finally on the like 3rd day I plugged it in and IT WORKED!!! I had not a single issue with the phone after!!! I was so happy. Well, that when I learned to always check my pockets before I use a toilet.
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