LOS ANGELES, CA - Since last Thursday, living with a cracked iPhone has become an unpleasant reality for Greg Mote who manages his own industrial design firm in Los Angeles. While checking in a shipment of boxes using his handy iPhone notepad, Greg's phone slipped from his hands and landed face down on what he describes as very rough gravel. Greg has tried to remain unaffected by his recent iPhone tragedy, but those scars are hard to ignore on an iPhone he has been obsessed with for three months.
"I've dropped my iPhone about five times but it had always landed on it's side with no damage done," said Mote "This time I was not that lucky." Mote intends to use his cracked iPhone as long as he can before he's forced to fix it. "A few shards of glass popped out at first but it doesn't seem to be losing glass anymore. The screen interface still works perfectly though, it's just a little rough on the fingertips. Now it's hacked and cracked."
The DIY replacement screen
will cost Greg $119 or he can send in his iPhone to PdaParts.com for
full service screen replacement at a whopping $199 and be without his
iPhone for five to seven days. PdaParts.com warns that any DIY method
will void the Apple warranty. They have provided a handy instructional
video for those who want to brave the DIY path.
You won't find Greg Mote standing in front of a black backdrop recounting his torrid affair with a crazy French Canadian, but that doesn't mean his iPhone story is any less real to him. For Mote, one day with a cracked iPhone is better than seven days of waiting with no iPhone at all.
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Greg Mote on (left) in his happier un-cracked iPhone days.