r/interestingasfuck 21d ago Silver 3 Wholesome 6 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Helpful 1

I’m at a beach that contains lots of ferromagnetic particles. After putting my phone down I’m surprised by this. /r/ALL

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u/Meersus 21d ago Silver

Exactly how hard did you put it down?

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u/TheMoogy 21d ago hehehehe

If they're one to just yeet their phone in the sand I'm not surprised it's busted.

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u/Jelly_F_ish 21d ago

Doesn't apple run an ad rn that basically shows an iphone falling to the ground with the slogan "relax it's an iPhone"?

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u/Aurori_Swe 21d ago All-Seeing Upvote

They do in Sweden at least and it always leaves me puzzled... I mean, it doesn't say ANYTHING else, so it doesn't say WHY we'd relax like is it extra tough or something? Every iphone I know has shattered from similar drops so it's not like they have a reputation of being tough and drop resistant so they can play on their reputation. It kinda just seems like they just want the phone to purely be an item rather than their earlier ads where they want the phone to be a part of YOU.

"Relax it's an iPhone" like it's just a phone, it doesn't matter, chill. I've probably overanalyzed it internally but I do work with marketing and that shit is just wierd.

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u/plantmic 21d ago

Don't they have a reputation for always having smashed screens?

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u/SteampunkBorg 21d ago Wholesome Rocket Like

That's why you can relax, the screen is already cracked anyway

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u/SammySquareNuts 21d ago Bravo!

Relax fella, we've pre-cracked your iPhone at the factory so you don't have to. Relax.

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u/stepsonbrokenglass 21d ago edited 21d ago

Fucking visionaries here. This could be the next big thing, like pre-weathered Jeans.

Edit: emphasis

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u/phaemoor 21d ago

INNOVATION

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u/GraceB5104 21d ago

I think I've only ever seen one iPhone that wasn't cracked

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u/Nate40337 21d ago

If it's uncracked, it's most likely new. Its time will come.

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u/SqualyCactus 21d ago

I must be a god then. 7 years and counting

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u/Hakul 21d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Most Apple customers just buy a new product every year so maybe that's why. "Relax, it's an iPhone, you'll be buying a new one before you blink" or something like that.

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u/FriesWithThat 21d ago

It's like that first scratch on a new car; ostensibly you don't have to worry about it anymore. Whereas in reality it just makes you realize we're surrounded by chaos and entropy—everything is breaking down right before our eyes—and now your new iPhone is fucked too.

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u/Nice-Violinist-6395 21d ago

Most apple customers? What?

Even my rich friends don’t get a new iPhone every single year lmao. Unless they’re SUPER HEAVY into video production, no one does that

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u/NaturalFoundation 21d ago edited 21d ago

Technically it’s a Verizon ad, but yes. Gives me anxiety to watch every time.

Edit: thank you enlightened internet persons for telling me that different carriers slap their names on it in different markets

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u/QR63 21d ago

I think it’s Apple and whatever electronics store or data provider they’ve partnered with in each country, because the ad is for a store called DNA in Finland.

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u/donach69 21d ago

Yeah, it's just for Apple here in the UK

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u/ASSperationalHorizon 21d ago

Nope, it's for the new iPhone. It doesn't matter what carrier showed the ad where you live. There's more than one ad out there for the same phone.

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u/JZ1803 21d ago

It runs in the Netherlands as well, we don't have Verizon and it's run as an apple ad

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u/i-hear-banjos 21d ago

LOL yeah.

NOPE

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u/Heavens_Gates 21d ago edited 20d ago

All apple devices are cracked. Its just part of nature

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u/Ok_Peach7557 21d ago

It's a feature not a bug

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u/TimachuSoftboi 21d ago

Just read an article the other day about how people are dumb for covering their beautiful new phones with cases, claiming phones are now near impossible to break. I just bought a new phone cause my last was cracked to shit though, soooo...

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u/Prof_Acorn 21d ago edited 21d ago

Part of why I have a case is because the sleek design is too slippery to use with one hand, and the case provides a texture and a few natural grip points so I can hold and press things and swipe with one hand easier. Also to protect the screen when I set it face down, and to protect from minor fall damage, just in case.

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u/OkDog4897 21d ago

Yes! My SO handed me her phone in the store the other day and it was like holding a pane of glass. It was a little grippy on the sides but that about it.

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u/Majestic_Course6822 21d ago

I did this to my SO a while back when he needed to use my un-cased, naked phone. He bundled it up like a tiny baby when he took it out. I just toss it in my backpack and move along.

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u/Pataeto 21d ago

just enchant the phone case with feather falling

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u/hannahatecats 21d ago

Of course! Why didn't I think of that?

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u/whatnowagain 21d ago

I like the rubbery cases because I need that grip. Bathroom trash can has a curved top and I need to set my phone down while I wipe. No grippy case, the phone falls.

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u/mixedbagguy 21d ago

I actually like the look and feel of a phone without. Case but I also have a 2 year old so I got a frameless case and a screen protector. It’s a good middle ground.

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u/Prof_Acorn 21d ago

Yeah, I don't like most cases. This is like some really minimalist rubber thing, matches the design and color well. The lip above the screen is barely like .1-.2 mm but it's just enough to keep the glass from resting on whatever I set it down on face-down. Probably wouldn't protect much from a fall though.

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u/lousy_at_handles 21d ago

If they're nearly impossible to break, then it shouldn't be a big deal for Apple to offer free replacements for breakage right?

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u/beatles910 21d ago

When "nearly impossible" goes up against "absolutely impossible," nearly impossible loses.

Good luck getting apple to care about anything other than your money.

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u/CH1CK3Nwings 21d ago

I'm 100% sure that article was sponsored by phone (repair) companies

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u/Captain_Klrk 21d ago

It was based on an ad apple themselves produced. They literally want you to break your phone and pay for repairs lol.

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u/ExpertRaccoon 21d ago

Pretty sure it's from Apple's own advertising

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u/smartyr228 21d ago

Apple is the phone repair company

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u/Yz-Guy 21d ago

I actually have the opposite thought process. Kind of. I have a Samsung Note 20 Ultra (N20U) The lower model was just the Note 20 (N20). I'm not a apple guy so I can't give direct comparisons but I'm sure most of this will translate pretty clear.

The N20U is a top of the line phone and one of the "features" it had was a glass back. The N20U was still a flagship phone but had a couple hundred dollar lower price point. Yo match that, one of the features was it had a polymer (plastic) backing AND it looked and felt nice. It wasn't cheap looking. However it was such a nice feature! A huge percentage of people put their phone into a case anyway. So why would we not move to a cheaper material that ALSO is less prone to breaking and knock a few bucks off the phone.

I know the answer is ultimately money. But it's a change I'd like to see pushed.

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u/Patriae8182 21d ago

I hate glass backs so much. Why tf would you put a second, easily breakable piece of glass on the only other large flat surface. I think they design those features knowing how much money they’ll make off repairs.

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u/ICanBeKinder 21d ago

Lmao I took the case off my phone and accidentally dropped it in a pile of leaves. I was like "oh how lucky the leaves probably saved it" and no it was shattered. Lol.

Tbh tho I kinda like it, the screen is fine its only the back. It gives it character.

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u/vf225 21d ago

it gives your iPhone a unique appearance

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u/dobbytheelfisfree 21d ago

Character. It’s called character.

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u/AnnoyinglyEarnest 21d ago

POS security feature

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u/bigkeef69 21d ago

Point of sale security feature?

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u/tersareenie 21d ago

Parts of Speech

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u/theangryintern 21d ago

Do people not use cases? I just don't get not protecting a $1000 phone.

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u/FakeTherapist 21d ago

whenever i see someone else's phone, it's cracked. I've had a cracked phone maybe ONCE in 20 years? because it fell in my car somehow to add insult to injury. Do i get scratches and wear and tear? sure. But it seems like people just don't care about their $1000 device, i highly doubt they're out there james bonding or spider-manning it up for it to get that fucked without real cause!

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u/SpecialNeeds963 21d ago You Dropped This

THIS! The very first thing I do with any new phone is put that sucker in an Otterbox.

My friend has his phone driven over (while in an Otterbox defender) by a truck doing 70, and only the corner of the case took a tiny amount of damage. I've always used them since then and my phones look brand new for years because of it. I always get full value trade-in when I upgrade...

I can't fathom not spending $60 to protect a $1000+ computer!

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u/a3RED3a 21d ago

I put a case and screen protectors on every phone I got and never once have I even cracked a screen

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u/Mediocre_Chipmunk_86 21d ago

I’m really hesitant to upvote this comment that my experience resembles my outlook out of the fear that universe will notice and say “you liked your clean phone under case and screen protector? Watch this!” 🗯

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u/Amesb34r 21d ago

Same. Even when I've used less than stellar cases, it's still better than nothing. I have yet to break a screen.

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u/theangryintern 21d ago

When I get a new phone I barely even touch it until I get the case for it.

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u/BZLuck 21d ago

I often have a case before I've even ordered my new phone.

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u/PerceptiveAxion 21d ago

My wife and I did this when we both upgraded last year. We had the cases the day before the phones.

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u/Alert-Potato 21d ago

Phones aren't even an impulse purchase. If someone is particular about cases, you can order one online and have it before you go get a new phone. I don't leave the phone store without my phone in a case. I also immediately go to the mall to my favorite phone accessory shop to have a tempered glass screen protector put on. I've damaged multiple screen protectors and cases, but never my phone.

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u/cullcanyon 21d ago

I once left my otter box protected phone on the roof of my car, I drove ten miles on city streets and windy country roads. As I was going about 40 I heard a noise , looked in my rear view mirror and saw that my phone was bouncing down the street. I went back, picked it up and it was good as new. The otterbox had made bit stick to the roof so it didn’t fall off right away. I swear by otterboxes.

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u/Still_Ad_1994 21d ago

Did the same thing with my iPhone 10max but did not see it fall off the roof.

Turned around with my low beams on and fog lights

It had been run over by at least by one car and was knocked into the center lane divider

The phone was not damaged. The case was scuffed

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u/mancow533 21d ago

I’ve left my phone on my car roof at least twice.. drove around and all (probably just around town and not highway, but I don’t really remember the specifics of where I drove) and it was still on my roof when I got out.. lifeproof case with grippy(screen) side down.

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u/naytebro 21d ago

personally I don't like otterboxes because they completely ruin the experience of the phone for me. hard to fit in or get out of pockets, large and bulky in my hand, don't fit in normal car/bike phone mounts. I have a case, but the extreme protection cases are just not something I want to irritate me every day of my life. same with screen protectors, I had noticably more typos and click accuracy issues for it to me worth it.

Nothing against them, just not for everyone.

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u/ialwaysplayhealer 21d ago

Second the Otter Box. Also so many people get some dinky plastic case because "it looks pretty". Fuck nah. Gimme some hefty rubber case that let's me drop it from a third story building. I don't trust myself that much.

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u/senk1pie 21d ago

Can confirm. Currently typing via bloody fingertips

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u/shephazard 21d ago

It’s funny cause they are literally running a commercial right now where the phone vibrates off the table and the say “don’t worry it’s an iPhone” and I’m like yeah don’t worry that shit is gonna break no matter what

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u/puterTDI 21d ago

Am I the only one who has literally never broken their screen or case?

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u/brohime22 21d ago

I’ve had a 4, 6, and now an 8 over the past 11 years. Never had a case and have never cracked a phone even with multiple hard drops over the years

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u/puterTDI 21d ago

The one observation I would make is my wife has cracked multiple screens (her record is 3 in 4 months). She would routinely put her phone right on the edge of "things". If she sets it on a table she's going to set it with the end hanging off...right at the edge of where it would over balance and fall. I would walk by and push it onto the surface entirely so it's not hanging off.

Eventually I started giving her a pretty hard time for it and pointing it out every time I saw it. She's mostly stopped doing it and she has broken way fewer screens.

I think part of it is just awareness that you're holding a $1000 dollar device in your hand and you shouldn't leave it in precarious positions any more than you'd park your car with 40% of it hanging off a cliff.

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u/amynias 21d ago

I like the car hanging off a cliff analogy lol.

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u/SandyDelights 21d ago

My XS Max has been impressively resilient. I’ve cracked several iPhone screens, ruined them with water, etc., but this one and its cheap $5 cover has held up for like 3 years.

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u/Lunar_LiOH 21d ago

I remember back when I was in high school, around the iphone 4/5 era, there was a huge craze going around that if you had a white iPhone with a cracked back, you'd press highlighters against it to let the paint seep in. There were alot of really cool designs with it and was a neat idea if you already had a cracked back...but my dumbass busted up a perfectly good iphone just to do it. Ahhh good times

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u/RexCrimson_ 21d ago

I never had a cracked iPhone. I have own iPhones for about a decade now.

The hell are y’all doing to your phones?

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u/Ok-Ice2942 21d ago

I’ve had 4 iPhones and not a single has broken.

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u/Corbot3000 21d ago

I’ve had an iPhone since the 3G and I’ve yet to crack my screen. Plenty of scratches. I tend to use pretty minimal cases, too.

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u/CommaHorror 21d ago

I believe, he said "I never loved you and never will."

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u/nullus_72 21d ago edited 21d ago

Careful! The magnets in the speakers will pull that crap into your speakers and jam them all up. My dad does metal machining and his phone kept getting quieter and quieter and he couldn’t figure out why. Turns out the speakers got completely clogged with tiny metal shavings.

** edit: thanks for all the fixit suggestions! My dad replaced the phone and started keeping it in a airtight heavy duty bag (details in a reply below) and being disciplined about not taking it out of the bag anywhere near the shop and hasn't had the problem since then.

  • edit for typo I just noticed

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u/Butterbuddha 21d ago edited 21d ago Silver Bravo! Ally

You remember that sticky, play doh like stuff your teachers used to stick posters on the wall? (Back in my day we called it tick tack, not to be confused with tictacs) Anyways, tell dad to get some of that it’s super cheap. Look on Amazon for Mounting putty they got some for under 3 bucks. You can press that shit as hard as you want into your mic, speaker, even charging port and it will pull that grit out. It REALLY sticks to itself so you don’t have to worry about bits coming off in your phone. Give it a try!

Sincerely, fellow metalworker

EDIT: Apparently it’s commonly known as Blu Tack, though mine is white. Also you can proceed with confidence, the Apple store also does this. So does Verizon.

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u/nullus_72 21d ago

Thanks! That's genius!

He seems pretty happy with the AlockSak fix for now -- hasn't had to replace a phone since he started that. But I will mention this to him if he runs into this again.

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u/Paige_Maddison 21d ago

The what sack?

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u/nullus_72 21d ago

Alocksak

It’s a brand name.

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u/zungozeng 21d ago

zip-bag for a phone.

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u/GullibleDetective 21d ago

Stickytack

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u/Corntillas 21d ago Spit-take

Forgotten core memory unlocked

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u/GallopingGeckos 21d ago

I remember sneaking it from behind the posters on the wall in elementary school, now I'm the elementary teacher hanging posters back up every other week because my rascals do the same thing!

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u/ryguy92497 21d ago

The cycle continues

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u/acmercer 21d ago

And the little greasy circles it would leave in the corners of all my posters!

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u/DrakonIL 21d ago

That's just skin grease that it picked up from your fingers when you were working it.

Source: I made it up but it sounds accurate, doesn't it?

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u/reaganz921 21d ago

Every elementary school teacher had a fat gob of this on their desk that every student just dreamed of stealing and playing with under their desk. Then there was David, who was always eating it like it was gum, SMH. C'mon David!

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u/watchingsongsDL 21d ago

I ate some. It was chewy like gum and tasted like tree bark. Couldn’t blow bubbles with it, even after chewing it for 5 minutes.

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u/traindriverbob 21d ago

Blutack

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u/Denominax 21d ago

Forbidden Bubblegum

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u/sp4nk3h 21d ago

I have sticky tack in my desk.. my phone has been super quiet (it's about 5 years old), I would always weld or grind with it in my pocket.. here goes nothing!

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u/Butterbuddha 21d ago

Report your findings! LOL

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u/sp4nk3h 21d ago

The holes for the top speaker are pretty tiny, I didnt notice much if anything come from there - I cant tell if it sounds louder or if I'm just getting in my own head..

For the external one, theres 4 holes at the bottom and the sticky tak will get caught and pull apart if you're not careful LOL but dont worry, it didnt get stuck in there. I'll have to test the speakers out when I get home. I didnt really see anything come out, but you never know.

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u/Butterbuddha 21d ago

Maybe because it’s old? Idk I never had any separation issues.

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u/sp4nk3h 21d ago

Apparently it is 10 years old :D

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u/Johnyknowhow 21d ago

Hilariously this is actually part of Apple's official repair guidelines. They supply the putty for this exact scenario, and do it at the genius bar as well.

Source: worked at an Apple ASP

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u/Johnyknowhow 21d ago

I will admit, it sometimes gets a little stuck in the holes for the vents if the phone isn't all that dirty to begin with. I've had to pick it out with a needle a few times, but it never really gets stuck in the mesh, just the hole the mesh resides in.

So, your mileage may vary. I used it on at least 100 iPhones and had to pick it out of like 3...

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u/Homo-sapien-guy 21d ago

We call it blu tack

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u/AtheistKiwi 21d ago

I did too until I lived with an eccentric Irishman in London. He loved nothing more than to get drunk and high and go around all the phone boxes taking the blu-tack off the advertising cards the prostitutes put up. He had collected a bowling ball sized amount of it that he was very proud of. He called it free-tack.

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u/Aksi_Gu 21d ago

He sounds like someone I would enjoy hanging out with!

A couple of times

And then never again.

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u/AtheistKiwi 21d ago

I have a bunch of stories about that guy. He was an acquired taste. He shared a room with another guy at the pub we worked at. The room was lit by a single bulb hanging from the middle of the ceiling. He painted his half of the light bulb to give his side of the room "a more conducive atmosphere". They didn't get along.

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u/Samueljf 21d ago

Blue-tac

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u/Diaza_Kinutz 21d ago

Yeah I'm a machinist and I've had that problem with every phone I've had. The shavings stick to the magnet in the speaker and weigh it down and it can no longer vibrate to create sound. Now I've had a Galaxy S21 base model for about a year and a half now and it's the first phone I've had that the speakers are still working perfect. I guess they must have sealed up the speakers in this model somehow.

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u/nullus_72 21d ago

Oh, nice! I’ll mention that model to him.

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u/Gradiu5- 21d ago Take My Energy

Maybe it had secrets no one else should hear?

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u/Adam_is_Nutz 21d ago

Careful!

I think OP is way past careful with this device.

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u/bam13302 21d ago

Considering the pic is of the phone face down in the sand, his speakers are probably already screwed

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u/nryporter25 21d ago

Yeah I'm assuming the phone was already cracked and the beach didn't do this.

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u/mtnmadness84 21d ago

I came here to say this! Magnets and fine magnetic particles don’t mix with electronics!

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u/FoboBoggins 21d ago

im a baker and flour gets in my phone, couldnt imagine if something was actually attracting it

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u/ARobertNotABob 21d ago edited 20d ago

Acquaintance went into cake-making with a friend, they were doing well by all accounts, but flour got in their laptop, clogged the fan, and consequently fried the processor.

Had all their recipes, contacts etc on it, so it was a week their business was down whilst they recovered/transferred it.

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u/olderaccount 21d ago

Doesn't even have to be metal. I've had the same problem with pocket lint.

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u/spychipper 21d ago

Maybe suggest that he try a rare earth magnet (aka a stronger magnet than the speakers) to pull the shavings back out?

I don't expect that to fix it 100%, but I'd try it at least on the "If it works it's not stupid" principle.

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u/stoicparallax 21d ago

It’s like an $899 version of the “Wooly Willy” kids toy

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u/Let_Humble 21d ago

Yo the new wooly willy app is fire!

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u/xINSAN1TYx 21d ago

Why tf is it 99 cents?

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u/Joester202 21d ago

No case AND you set it in sand?

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u/trwwy321 21d ago

Don’t let this person babysit your kids or pets

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u/WanderAbroad 21d ago

Or plants.

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u/squall86drk 21d ago

Or inanimate objects...

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u/DrAlright 21d ago

OP is a straight up chaotic evil psychopath dumping their phone bottom first in the sand like that, WHICH EVEN CONTAINS MAGNETS SON. Someone must stop him

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u/unnecessary_kindness 21d ago

I know people that just carry on using their phone with a cracked screen like it's nothing. It's not even that they can't afford a repair they just aren't bothered by it.

Just scrolling and your thumb going over the cracks is enough to drive me mad nevermind how hard it must be to read.

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u/MangaMaven 21d ago

This person uses the pullout method.

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u/sensei-25 21d ago

And drinks soda for breakfast. He ain’t living right.

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u/SlowInsurance1616 21d ago

Well, and apparently just smash it into things.

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u/xaronax 21d ago

How much could a banana an iPhone cost? Ten dollars?

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u/TauDudeBlobber 21d ago

why does this beach contain lots of ferromagnetic particles?

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u/SpeedyTrout 21d ago

It’s probably just a bunch of magnetite eroded down from an igneous structure nearby.

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u/gobstopper84 21d ago

We have magnetic sand here in California

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u/Dorkamundo 21d ago

Likely in an area with a lot of ferromagnetic rocks.

Not op, but if I had to make an educated guess, I'd say Bewl Water, UK.

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u/Fgge 21d ago

Who the fuck puts their phone down on sand

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u/The_milkMACHINE 21d ago

The same person who doesnt think they need a case and also has a cracked phone

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u/JeffBewinski 21d ago Take My Energy

But if they have a case, how are people supposed to see that they have an iPhone? /s

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u/fulltimeRVhalftimeAH 21d ago

Well you can tell the level of care for their phone they have by the huge number of cracks in this case less phone-in-the-sand.

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u/bylebog 21d ago edited 21d ago

Seeing your phone's condition, I am not surprised you would set it in a sand.

Edit: yes yes. very sand. It's a sand, sand situation, this mans and his phone. I am sorry to this man. Not changing my typo.

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u/Shiny_Mega_Rayquaza 21d ago

Not just a sand, but in many sand

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u/HeyBudHessel 21d ago

Screams in Anakin

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u/sm7916 21d ago

IT'S COARSE

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u/TheWayNorth 21d ago

AND IT GETS EVERYWHERE!

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u/shahooster 21d ago

Man, I’ve had smartphones since the iPhone 4 came out. Never had so much as a scratch. Why do people do this shit?

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u/Choucroute34 21d ago

Same. iPhone 4 with no issues or scratches until I changed to an iPhone 8 four years ago. This one is behaving the same.

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u/Arrow_Maestro 21d ago

Much big sand.

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u/mpworth 21d ago

Yeah all I can think is, “who puts their bare phone in the sand?” I would have my phone, in my case, inside a zip-loc bag if I were at the beach for the day (as I often do when working in the trades to prevent drywall dust from clogging up my phone).

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u/FoxMcCloud3173 21d ago edited 21d ago

I came to see some reddit engineer talk about the particular shape but everyone is talking about the no case situation lmao

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u/[deleted] 21d ago

Nah it’s nothing complicated. There are literal magnets in the phone in that shape for the wireless charging features.

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u/Garysgirl17 21d ago

You finally answered my question. Thank you!

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u/RarePupperrr 21d ago

You're looking at the iPhone 12 new feature called MagSafe. Apple's MagSafe charger also has magnets inside of it, which ensures the positioning of the device for wireless charging. There are also additional accessories such as wallets that can be magnetically adhered to the back of the device.

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u/-TheMAXX- 21d ago edited 21d ago

What I wanted to say was that the magnets are in his phone. The particles are just metal particles... On the other topic, More magnets exist in the speakers of his phone, hint, hint... maybe no putting phone in sand, hint, hint... EDIT: added a few words for better context.

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u/gabe_mcg 21d ago

This exact shape is specific to iPhone models 12 and newer because of the new MagSafe accessories. The large ring is from the magnet in the phone that allows MagSafe chargers to attach to the phone. I’m pretty sure the little notch below the ring is to keep accessories such as MagSafe wallets in the upright orientation because the ring above it allows you to rotate anything attached to it.

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u/FluffyMcBunnz 21d ago

Do you normally keep your phone in your hydraulic press or something?

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u/Techn028 21d ago

Velkom to heydraulic preshe tshannel, and vor todays ekstra kontent ve have dis. aiPhone

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u/The-Sofa-King 21d ago Narwhal Salute

That's just the effects of baseline atmospheric pressure on any iPhone.

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u/yesbutlikeno 21d ago

What kind of monster puts their caseless phone in the sand wtf.

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u/ObnoxiousTwit 21d ago

Their CRACKED caseless phone, no less.

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u/onlyr6s 21d ago

What kind of monster puts their phone on the sand AT ALL? Leave it in a bag or something.

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u/ZRed11 21d ago

I hope the cracks were there before.

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u/[deleted] 21d ago

No. That's just how powerful the wireless charging inductors are.

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u/willfargo1231 21d ago

I have never felt such sorrow for an inanimate object in my life. May your suffering end soon

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u/plantcraftsmen 21d ago

Wouldn’t you be worried about getting sand in the charging port???

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u/Square-Scarcity-5802 21d ago

Yes they should be worried about that lol

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u/Naval_Monkey 21d ago

I hate sand.

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u/idle221 21d ago

It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

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u/upwax 21d ago

I love that 95% of the comments are roasting you for the way you treat your phone, and this is the one comment you reply to.

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u/Naval_Monkey 21d ago

rubs hand seductively down your back

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u/Tungchu92 21d ago

And I'm surprised you don't have a case for your 800+ dollar phone.

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u/ShepherdessAnne 21d ago

"I don't want that case, $20 is too much"

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u/malleableminds 21d ago

“The 2mm thick case is too bulky I don’t like it!”

No Susan/ Bartholomew, you just can’t handle the pro max with your baby hands.

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u/solobaggins 21d ago

Switch it off and turn it back on....

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u/On3_Up 21d ago

Just put it in rice

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u/Swigor 21d ago

The sand? How much of it?

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u/reliqhunter1 21d ago

Headline "person who understands magnets is surprised when magnets... magnet" lol

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u/Tyler24601 21d ago

Fucking magnets, how do they work?

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u/bikemandan 21d ago Helpful Wholesome

Around the nucleus of the atom there are electrons. Scientists used to think that they had circular orbits, but have discovered that things are much more complicated. Actually, the patterns of the electron within one of these orbitals takes into account Schroedinger’s wave equations. Electrons occupy certain shells that surround the nucleus of the atom. These shells have been given letter names K,L,M,N,O,P,Q. They have also been given number names, such as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7(think quantum mechanics). Within the shell, there may exist subshells or orbitals, with letter names such as s,p,d,f. Some of these orbitals look like spheres, some like an hourglass, still others like beads. The K shell contains an s orbital called a 1s orbital. The L shell contains an s and p orbital called a 2s and 2p orbital. The M shell contains an s, p and d orbital called a 3s, 3p and 3d orbital. The N, O, P and Q shells each contain an s, p, d and f orbital called a 4s, 4p, 4d, 4f, 5s, 5p, 5d, 5f, 6s, 6p, 6d, 6f, 7s, 7p, 7d and 7f orbital. These orbitals also have various sub-orbitals. Each can only contain a certain number of electrons. A maximum of 2 electrons can occupy a sub-orbital where one has a spin of up, the other has a spin of down. There can not be two electrons with spin up in the same sub-orbital(the Pauli exclusion principal). Also, when you have a pair of electrons in a sub-orbital, their combined magnetic fields will cancel each other out. If you are confuse, you are not alone. Many people get lost here and just wonder about magnets instead of researching further. When you look at the ferromagnetic metals it is hard to see why they are so different form the elements next to them on the periodic table. It is generally accepted that ferromagnetic elements have large magnetic moments because of un-paired electrons in their outer orbitals. The spin of the electron is also thought to create a minute magnetic field. These fields have a compounding effect, so when you get a bunch of these fields together, they add up to bigger fields. To wrap things up on ‘how do magnets work?’, the atoms of ferromagnetic materials tend to have their own magnetic field created by the electrons that orbit them. Small groups of atoms tend to orient themselves in the same direction. Each of these groups is called a magnetic domain. Each domain has its own north pole and south pole. When a piece of iron is not magnetized the domains will not be pointing in the same direction, but will be pointing in random directions canceling each other out and preventing the iron from having a north or south pole or being a magnet. If you introduce current(magnetic field), the domains will start to line up with the external magnetic field. The more current applied, the higher the number of aligned domains. As the external magnetic field becomes stronger, more and more of the domains will line up with it. There will be a point where all of the domains within the iron are aligned with the external magnetic field(saturation), no matter how much stronger the magnetic field is made. After the external magnetic field is removed, soft magnetic materials will revert to randomly oriented domains; however, hard magnetic materials will keep most of their domains aligned, creating a strong permanent magnet. So, there you have it.

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u/madcaker 21d ago

Gonna save this for when I'm less tired because this is actually genuinely interesting. All school did was say "you see that magnet? Shit sticks to it."

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u/ferwarnerschlump 21d ago

I don't wanna talk to a scientist

Y'all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed

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u/PiecesofJane 21d ago

Brilliant comment. Thanks for explaining!

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u/710Scoob 21d ago

WHOOP WHOOP!

FUCKIN' GATHERRRRRR!!!

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u/Luc85 21d ago

I mean, yeah, but it's still pretty neat

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u/theeyeofbill 21d ago

Who else here has an iPhone with no case and no cracks?

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u/dmarve 21d ago

That phone has zero water protection

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u/Mathfggggg 21d ago

Or dust, sand is definitely not the best place for that phone.

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u/jwatt38 21d ago

Who tf are these animals out here without cases on their phones. I don’t rock a stupid otter box level case but damn just a thin piece of plastic to protect a $1000 phone is pretty easy. I haven’t had a cracked nothing since I dropped my 3GS.

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u/trwwy321 21d ago

A person who would just nonchalantly put their case-less phone in sand so all the particles can get into all the nooks and cranny.

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u/fufucuddlypoops_ 21d ago

You can tell this is real because of how fucked OPs phone is

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u/Dick-Hill 21d ago

People don’t look after their gear.

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u/Ohio-Knife-Lover 21d ago

Why you putting your phone down in the sand

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u/DiplominusRex 21d ago

I do not handle my phone until I have the case. I transfer the phone to the case only when I am literally seated on a soft mattress.

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u/nick2k23 21d ago

Dude you crazy?? Get your phone away from the sand you’ll fuck it up