FOWC with Fandango: Fragile

iPhone X

This is my iPhone X. It is more than a phone, it is my life. I very rarely make a telephone call, just family and very rarely does anyone call me – also mostly family. But I have my shopping list on it, connected to Mr. Swiss by cloud so that we both know what we have to buy in the supermarket. There is no point when two golden oldies wander around searching the shelves for what is needed and eventually standing at the cash desk with twice of everything. If I buy it I cancel it from the list and so it disappears from Mr. Swiss list and vice versa. We are eternally making new entries on the list at home which we both have. Yes, we are two cyber golden oldies. Conversation between us has almost become superfluous. Why waste words when you both have an iPhone, although his is not as flashy as mine.

I have my doctor appointments on the phone, I have a list of books I want to download on my Kindle, I have names of new people I meet in case I forget them and I even have the instructions for operating our dishwasher: such are the problems of a golden oldie with memory lapse.

My iPhone X was not cheap and so I invested a little extra for an extra protection on the back and a an extra transparent cover at the front. These telephones tend to be accident prone. About two months ago I notice that there was a minute piece of edge missing on the top protection which developed into a line and another line joined it from another missing edge piece forming three pieces which could become quite fragile. Of course these things can happen, especially if you have a stone tile floor at home and so I went to the shop and had the top part replaced: cost Swiss Francs 40.00 which was not cheap. Last week, oh horror, I detected a new crack in my new top layer. I was going to wait, but decided it would be better to have it replaced. 40 Swiss francs later the job was done. Of course if I did not have the added protection it would have been the telephone.

I asked the guy at the shop if there would be a nice comfortable soft case lined with foam rubber to protect my phone when falling on our stone floor. He said there was, but because of the size of my telephone due to the front  and particularly the back protection, he did not have one large enough. I am now searching in the Apple shop online for something suitable.

I have now read that Apple are introducing a new iPhone model, even bigger than the one I have. They should make them out of armoured bullet proof glass for Angloswiss protection.

FOWC with Fandango: Fragile

9 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Fragile

  1. I had an aging pair of flannel pajamas … I cut off the legs, got my needle and thread, and a little bubble wrap. You can also use some of that hard foam that frequently comes in Amazon boxes. First I pinned the flannel into the size that would snugly fit my phone, then onto the outside of that I attached another piece of the flannel legging, and slipped a piece of bubble wrap between the two. Once all this was pinned, I sewed it. It took less than the time of an American football game on TV, and I have something that fits like a custom cover, I included a large flap so that the machine just would not slide out. That way was a lot cheaper than buying something that would still have to be replaced again the next time the new phone comes out and was a different size.

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  2. Isn’t it funny how phones are getting larger again. The first mobile phones were “bricks” and they got smaller and smaller until we could barely use the keys, now they appear to be growing again. I’m noticing that many people with newer phones than mine have much larger ones although admittedly mine is a mini model.

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