iPhone Pancake

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I was staying at a friends house in Austin a few weeks ago. We pulled out of the driveway to head to the airport for the flight home. Just before we drove off I realized I didn’t have my iPhone. “Hang on, I forgot my phone.” Then I looked up and saw it lying in the driveway. Yikes! Apparently, as we were loading up the car, my iPhone fell under the car (Ford Edge SUV actually....). When we backed out, we drove right over the phone. It was screen up with a rubber case (iPhone condom from inCase - http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/protective-cover-cl59051/2). I retrieved the phone. The screen was not cracked, but the phone was inert.... dead.... “Shit !” I pushed every button. Nothing. I followed the reset process. Nothing. As we drove to the airport, I was trying to wrap my head around the idea of flying back home and sitting around airports all day without the iPhone. I began rationalizing spending $399 for another iPhone. (I doubt Apple will replace a flattened iPhone.) For some reason we both decided that we should try plugging the phone into power at the same time. I connected the iPhone, not expecting much. After a few seconds the iPhone started booting up!!!! The phone started working again. No problems. The phone was on and fully charged before we ran over it. I am not sure why it shut itself off... Maybe there is a panic function that shuts off the phone when it is subjected to extreme stress like this. Before the pancake incident, the main button was a little sticky. Now it works flawlessly. The phone should last for another few months, when the new iPhone 3.0 is available.

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Phil - as it turns out, my son's iPhone 1.0 dropped out of his pocket while out on the street's of San Francisco, was subsequently run over by a number of cars, and returned later ...

And six months .. with a cracked screen ... continues to work.

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