[3/365] Hello 2010, Goodbye iPhone

I managed to break my iPhone during a new years party. The are apparently a little more fragile than I thought. Surprisingly broken iPhones go for decent money on eBay, so I'm combining auction photos with my 365 project.


Strobist - DIY light box and white card stock, bare SB600 at 1/32 through right diffusion panel.

  • Chris 6y

    painful. my iPhone went the same way before xmas. its not as bad as that so is still usable.

    I did buy a replacement front panel but ive not got around to fixing it yet
  • podsix 6y

    Painful indeed. I got a decent deal on a used one from Craigslist as a replacement though. Hopefully this was a one-time deal!
  • Perseus109 6y

    Money loss... Yes! But now is your chance to get a real phone like a droid. :) Great pic.
  • Kaarin Swan 6y

    awwww it hurts to look at it :(
  • Martijn Pepping 6y

  • David Muir 6y

    Disaster! What happened? It looks like it was something more serious than an accidental drop.

    Seen in the group"iPhone" (?)
  • Ninja M. 6y

    shattered ! Awesome ,time to head to the Apple Store with $200 and get it replaced
  • podsix 6y

    It was a less than accidental drop. I was aggrivated at sluggish SMS performance, and a little buzzed. I certainly didn't throw it, and it didn't fall further than it's been dropped before. It just must have hit at the right spot or something...

    I bought a replacement used off of Craigslist, and with what cracked screen iPhones are going for on eBay I think I'm going to break even, which is much better than dropping $200 at the Apple Store!
  • podsix 6y

    I've also been told that ifixit.com has very reasonable glass and screen replacement services if anyone else finds themselves in a similar predicament.
  • James 6y

    that isnt broken! its mashed!
  • Luann Hawker 6y

    Oh, this hurts just to look at! Excuse me while I go hug my iPhone and tell it how much I love it.
  • syanik 6y

    Oh my. It looks like it got run over by a car!
  • Krista Mae 6y

    Oh NO!!! Nice pic
  • Elizabeth Pirone 6y

    oh no poor little phone!!
  • elisa in real life 6y

    Heartbreaking. RIP. But nice photo! :)
  • .Donkeykong. 6y

    Check out Otterbox.com for a case.

    I have had one for my old school Ipod 30GB video and it still looks new... waterproof, shock resistant, but a little bulky.

    I also have one for my Blackberry Storm... not that I want a storm, but verizon doesn't support the Iphones yet :(
  • Bernie Thomas 5y

    Don't these phones cost like $ 300.00 to purchase ?

    And the monthy range is somewhere in the $ 70.00 range
  • Luann Hawker 5y

    Yes, but I think they are worth every penny. :)
  • Dag Sverre Randen 5y

    Sad, but the pattern looks amazing! If i break mine i want it to turn out like this!
  • syanik 5y

    I saw this post today about an iPad and immediately thought of your poor broken iPhone:

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