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Highway vs. iPhone

On a beautiful July day the motorbike was packed, fuelled up and ready to hit the highway, little did they know miles into the journey, their (almost) worst nightmare would unfold!

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This is what happens when you unknowingly drop a pack off your bike hurtling down the Transcanada Highway and it gets run over… multiple times… until it looked, and I quote, “pancaked”.

The events leading up to the discovery of their poor little iPhone 5c were quite incredible actually! They didn’t realize they lost a pack until they pulled over for a rest and a fellow motorist pulled in behind them and told them they lost it a few KM back. Doubling back they were dismayed to see no trace of it, and they proceeded to a rest stop to figure out what to do.

*ring, ring*


“Yea, did you lose a backpack on the highway?”


Another good Samaritan had rescued the backpack and went looking for clues as to who’s it was.. found a badly crushed iPhone that would not respond. They managed to remove the SIM card and check messages, leading to them contacting the other rider! A few minutes later they had been reunited with their missing belongings and discovered the biggest casualty of the day… the wee mutilated iPhone.

Apple Don’t Do Highway Phones

They naturally brought it into an Apple store and were summarily rebuffed. They simply said the damage was to extensive and they would have to buy a new one.

“I’m sorry, but your son is simply to badly injured to carry on, lets pull the plug and you get started on a new one!” the doctor says… ok, ok.. perhaps that’s a bit extreme.. but jeez…

Apple corporate is very quick to write off your device if they see the slightest amount of water damage, bend, ding, wing, whatever.. and I understand.. they want to sell you a new one.. they are a retailer.

Good think he thought to seek a second opinion.. and came to the The Stem! What could we do?

fixed iPhone 5c

Not even a tread mark left!

iPhone and iPads are amazingly resilient products and though you may argue when your screen cracks… at least they can take a hell of a beating!

So next time Apple tells you give up on your busted up device or computer, bring it in for a second opinion!

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Ryszard (Rick) Gold, From Calgary, Alberta, Canada has over 20 years of experience working with Apple products in a technical capacity. Passionate about technology in general, his natural troubleshooting abilities, curiosity and appreciation of good design lead him into working exclusively with Apple Computer products.
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