This Is What Happens When You Run Over Your iPhone with a Lawn Mower
Over the years, Apple has constructed its iPhone to become more resistant to the damage caused by dunks in the water, scratches from keys, and drops to the ground.
Unfortunately for one Illinois woman, the iPhone remains largely vulnerable to damage caused by getting run over by a lawn mower.
Lombard, Illinois, resident Erin McGurk was mowing the lawn at her new house on Sunday when she ran over her iPhone 5s with her Craftsman lawnmower.
“At first I thought the mower had broken when I saw little pieces of black plastic on the ground,” McGurk told Yahoo Tech in an email, “but once I realized that was my phone case in a million pieces, I would have gladly traded breaking the lawnmower instead.”
The resulting carnage shows an iPhone like you’ve probably never seen –– its insides splayed out and chopped up into small, though still recognizable, parts.
You can view a couple more of the photos below. Though McGurk said she thought at first that Apple may be able to fix the phone, she eventually came to the conclusion that “the poor thing was beyond repair,” after which “crushing despair set in.”
It’s not just the loss of the phone that hurts, McGurk said. Losing a $200 device to an accident is rough, but she also lost hundreds of photos from the past several months that she had neglected to back up or upload to her computer.