My iPhone fell into the toilet. It just did. I wasn’t on it. I had it in my back pocket and when I went to sit down, it slid into the toilet. A message quickly came on the phone but I couldn’t read it fast enough and it was gone. There was no sign of life.
I posted a message on Facebook. My friends told me to put the iPhone in a bowl of rice. I flicked the cell phone and water was coming out everywhere. I put it in the bowl of rice and I let it sit. One of my Facebook friends told me that it just takes a few hours and the phone is as good as new.
I hurried to the Apple store at Roosevelt Field and sat in line. It was only 1pm and I had 15 minutes to wait. At exactly 1:15 pm, I was called. The guy behind the counter told me that my phone was fried. “Another phone will cost you $199 but since this is your first time at the Genius Bar, we will give it to you for free.”
I was shocked. How nice was that! He gave me a brand new 4G iPhone and I walked out of the store with a working phone in hand.
I went up to the food court and tried to make a call. I noticed that it said 3G on the phone. I started to freak out. Did they give me a 3G phone instead of a 4G?
I ran back down to the store, where I was greeted by a friendly associate. “I’m sorry but 3G is your network,” she said. “I can assure you that you have a 4G phone.”
Totally embarrassed, I walked out of the store. I drove home, plugged my phone into my computer and found most of the information was recovered.
Although it was a pain setting up a brand new iPhone, I was pleasantly surprised at how well I was treated and how accommodating the staff was at Apple. Maybe that’s why their stock keeps going through the roof!