7th April 2008

Apple iPhone – Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking!

iPhone gets washedWell more like a “washing and drying” than a ‘licking’, but my point is that recently I was even MORE impressed with Apple’s iPhone…..

My significant other, Rod, was doing some laundry the other day (it’s his chore – mine is cooking), and he neglected to check the pockets of his jeans before they went into the washing machine…….yep, his iPhone was in there. It got transferred into the dryer as well, still in his pocket, and tossed about for around 45 minutes or so. It went unnoticed until Rod was folding his newly clean jeans later that day.

Now maybe the fact that we use no harsh chemicals in our wash (I use Shaklee’s Get Clean line of earth-friendly cleaners) contributed to the iPhone’s survival, and maybe – just maybe – the fact that there were other clothes in with the jeans kept the iPhone from getting banged around too much in both the washer and the dryer, but really – how many cell phones do you think would survive that? The iPhone still works like a charm without so much as a hiccup.

We’ve had other cell phones that had the same or similar treatment (Rod tends to forget that he keeps his phone(s) in his pockets) – some have been washed, others have been dropped into the toilet, a few into a lake (yeah, two in one week went into the lake) – and NONE of them came thru it still in working condition. Motorola, Samsung, Nokia – they’ve all died after even the briefest exposure to water. We’ve been thru a lot of cell phones in the last decade.

The Apple iPhone is the first one that has proven it’s value over and over again. And now I know it can survive Rod. It’s a keeper!

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2 Responses to “Apple iPhone – Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking!”

  1. On April 8th, 2008,Ronald @ RA Project Says:

    Wow, this post makes me want to jump on the iPhone bandwagon. I’m still waiting for a 3G phone though.

    I’m almost all Mac now. I have my MacBook Pro, iPod Nano (not one of the newer ones, yet — birthday is coming soon!)… Almost seems logical I get an iPhone.

    Apple definitely does have some durable products. My Nano took a nice spill when it fell out of its case while I was running. I think it flew about twenty feet after smacking very hard into the sidewalk. The only sign is the small area of damage where the Nano impacted with the sidewalk. It still works good as new.

  2. 1 On April 8th, 2008,Kitten Says:

    Hi Ron – thanks for stopping by! Ironic too, since I’ve been trying to come up with a comment for Jeff’s last post on your RAProject site.

    I don’t blame you for wanting to wait for the new 3G model iPhone – rumors are circulating that it will possibly be out this summer, in time for the one year anniversary of it’s first release. I plan to upgrade then 🙂

    Congrats on going all Mac – I’m here to help if you have any questions!

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