Man buys Pre and then smashes his iPhone

Man buys Pre and then smashes his iPhone
A guy named John had been using a first-gen iPhone and whether it was the frustration of using EDGE or wanting a replaceable battery, he decided to go out and buy a Palm Pre. Okay, nothing out of the ordinary so far and certainly some Pre purchasers whipped out their credit cards this weekend to replace their iPhone with Palm's new touchscreen handset. It was what happened after John took his new phone home that really was unique.

If you were to buy a Palm Pre to replace an iPhone, what would you do with the latter device? Some would immediately put it up for sale on Ebay. Others might pass it on to a sibling or give it to a friend. And there would be some who would just stick it in a drawer just in case it was needed later. But no one could have guessed what our friend John did with his iPhone. Grabbing a steel hammer out of his toolbox, he smashed his old phone beyond repair.

Maybe John was angry with Apple and the iPhone. Or perhaps it was AT&T that set him off. Either way, it proves that no matter how indestructable a touchscreen might claim to be, all it takes is a few swings with a decidely low tech weapon like a hammer to destroy it.

source: preThinking
Man buys Pre and then smashes his iPhone
Man buys Pre and then smashes his iPhone

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12 Comments

1. cartman

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

wow, so much for that. atleast he could have sold it, get a month's worth of ramen.

4. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

2. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

In a few days he's probably gonna want to go back to the iphone especially with 3.0 coming out.

3. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

If he'd had a Storm, he wouldn't have wanted to get the Pre in the first place. He'd wait for Storm2, then break out his "little friend" LOL

5. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

He'll regret this shortly.

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

He could have easily made at least $250 on that

7. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

I THINK IS GREAT THAT HE GOT A PALM PRE, BUT I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE SOLD THAT PHONE, EASILY 100.00-150.00 BUCKS BUT NOT 250.00 AS THIS WAS A 1ST GENERATION IPHONE AND YOU CAN GET A REBUR 3G FOR 99.99 ON ATT WEBSITE.

8. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

3.0 wouldn't help the slowness of EDGE or the dropped calls on ATT and there are still plenty of bugs still present on the Storm in addition to paying more for less services

9. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Finally! An Iphone user who lets out his true feelings...LOL.. I bet there isn't an App to fix that.. LOL

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

haha lol bet not.

10. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

ha farkin ha

12. SilverPearl

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 08, 2008

I'll bet the iPhone lovers who work for this site are crying like babies right now. Relax... it's only a phone. Pretty soon there'll be other ways to communicate without wires that will replace cell phones entirely.

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